At this point, we probably don't need to tell you that the '90s are back in a big way. They have been for a few seasons now, from the resurgence of overalls and bike shorts to pieces that have reached staple-status like high-rise jeans and our beloved Fendi baguettes. But as much as we adore the fashion gems this era has brought us, there's no denying that many of them aren't exactly destined to last for years to come. There's one '90s trend, though, that's been on our radar for quite some time and only continues to impress us: the mock-neck top. The sweet spot between a crewneck and a turtleneck, this versatile silhouette is the perfect transitional piece for the fall season. It'll give you a little extra warmth for the cooler temps, without forcing you to commit to the chin-restricting neckline that is the turtleneck. (Someone had to say it.) It's also easy to layer, conveniently appropriate for the workplace, ideal for a night out, insanely simple to style—the list goes on. So without further ado, scroll through our algorithm-backed list of the 10 best mock-neck tops on the market and snag a few for yourself. From puff-sleeve versions (trends on trends!) to effortless office-ready picks, the tops that follow are the perfect way to kick off the fall season in style. Opening image: jcrew.com
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CeCe Puff Sleeve Crepe Top
WHY YOU NEED IT: This is one of those tops you'll find yourself wearing on repeat regardless of the occasion, which will make the cost per wear insanely cheap. The gracefully gathered sleeves and frilly finish at the neck make it feel prim and proper enough for the office, but flirty enough for a night out.
STYLE WITH: Pair it with light-wash boyfriend jeans for a chic high-low look that works for weekends and beyond.
Keepsake Charmed Long Sleeve Top
WHY YOU NEED IT: Honestly, do we even need to convince you? The stunning print, ruffled details, and smocked elastic make this mock-neck top a total statement-maker. Anytime you're stuck in a wardrobe rut, this is guaranteed to pull you out of it.
WHERE TO WEAR: Have you ever seen a top more perfect for date night?
Free People Good Luck Tee
Veronica Beard Tristen Blouse
WHERE TO WEAR: Another work wardrobe hero. The cap sleeves and flowing tie at the back give it a feminine finish that's sure to beat out all your other office tops.
STYLE WITH: Pair it with palazzo pants for the chicest match made in heaven.
& Other Stories Stretch Mock Neck Top
WHY YOU NEED IT: This one's just like your basic black t-shirt, but better thanks to the stretch ribbed material and old-school ruffled edges. Also, it rings up under $30.
WHERE TO WEAR: The ideal choice for running errands in style, hitting up happy hour, and everything in between.
J.Crew Ruffle-Neck Top In 365 Crepe
WHERE TO WEAR: According to reviewers, this top is crazy comfortable. Couple that with the fact that J.Crew's signature 365 crepe is wrinkle-resistant, and you've got yourself a piece that's perfect for travel.
USERS SAID: "As soon as I saw this, I knew it would be a great addition to my wardrobe. I was right! It can be worn casually or for work—very versatile. I purchased the creme color, and it is not see-through at all!"
1.State Flutter Sleeve Smocked Neck Blouse
LOVED FOR: Graceful flutter sleeves make this pick super flattering to the arms.
USERS SAID: "This top goes with everything—jeans, skirts, and my favorite, blazers. I love the neckline and the comfort factor, and the sleeves make it a perfect 10 for me!"
WAYF Emma Puff Sleeve Lace Top
WHY YOU NEED IT: The all-over lace details make this blouse elegant and sophisticated for special events.
USERS SAID: "I got this top in an XS and it fit me well (I'm 34B). Has a nude cami that comes with it. Beautifully designed - I loved all the details (gold buttons on the sleeves, etc.). For this price, it's a very well designed top!"
Express Short Sleeve Puff Shoulder Blouse
WHY YOU NEED IT: This puff sleeve blouse will put a feminine spin on any outfit.
USERS SAID: "I received SO many compliments on this top! It looks just as pictured, and the quality is nice & light-weight. I wish I had purchased it in black as well!"
J.Crew Mockneck Embroidered Blouse
LOVED FOR: With ruffles, embroidery, concealed buttons at the placket, and a totally tuckable length, this top is a romantic take on the classic button-down.
USERS SAID: "Bought this in white in the store last week, and now I'm ordering the black while it’s on sale! Love this top. It looks so cute with denim shorts, jeans, and even camo pants! The eyelets are small enough that with a nude bra they aren’t an issue with the white. Super cute!"