Do you really need another white shirt? Well, if this crop of super-dramatic, Victorian-inspired tops for Summer 2018 is any indication, the answer is a resounding and emphatic yes! Not only are mega-stars like Beyoncé embracing theatrical silhouettes with flared sleeves and peplum waists, but so are style influencers like Alexa Chung and Sophia Roe.
Here’s what to look for: ruffled necks, rows and rows of buttons, voluminous sleeves, ruffled accents, wrap details, articulated bosoms, and sheer overlays. Ideally, the more dramatic the top, the better – but that also means keeping the rest of the look fairly simple. You can pair yours with a matching white skirt – like Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat – or don a simple pair of jeans and sandals à la Aimee Song of Song of Style. We’ve removed the guesswork from embracing the trend by rounding up plenty of style inspiration and some of the coolest versions of the dramatic white top, below.