The top has evolved on the spring 2017 runways and we are taking notice. A wardrobe of tops suddenly rendered a bore. As we enter the late twenty tens, we enter a new mode in fashion, a new mode in tops. The deconstruction of the sleeve, the exaggerated feature like an extended cuff, volume in the shoulder or the arms are just some of the features of our future attire. Shirts have long been receiving the cutout treatment or the studded embellishments but new designs have brought the focus on the traditional construction.

Not quite sold? Here are 12 cases for the evolved top from the spring 2017 runways. Sound off in the comments with agreement or dissension.


The exaggerated sleeves feature elongated buttoned cuffs adding a particular flair to this pinstriped blouse.

Y/Project spring 2017 runway

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2. Marques ‘ Almeida

The pinched and puff sleeves add character to this blouse. The wearability of the styles on the Marques ‘ Almeida shirts will make it a popular style this spring.

Marques ' Almeida

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3. J.W. Anderson

The deconstruction of this linen top stitched with slashed Tudor sleeves brings another perspective to the season’s development of tops.

J.W.Anderson spring 2017 runway

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4. Jil Sander

The wide and boxy shoulder made several appearances in Paris. Reminiscent of the 40s and 80s shoulder pad surge, the style takes a strong stance for 2017.

Jil Sander spring 2017 runway

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5. Chloe

Once again the case here is for the elongated sleeve. A clean version for the minimal sense was a favorite on the Chloe runway.

Chloe spring 2017 runway

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6. Saint Laurent

Leather makes every piece chicer. In the case of this blouse with puffed sleeves, it is the edge of which we cannot get enough.

Yves saint Laurent spring 2017 runway

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7. DKNY spring 2017

The sweater also evolves in this current climate of hi-lo, formal and sporty-mix trends. Intentional tears and elongated sleeves reflect the cool we come to expect from designers Osborne and Chow.

DKNY spring 2017 runway

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8. Jacquemus

A puffed sleeve with an old century sleeve made modern in shape and closure wooed us on the Jacquemus runway.

Jacquemus spring 2017 runway

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9. Aquilano.Rimondi

The most frequent feature in blouses featured the exaggerated cuff and in this design, slits opening the arm.

Aquilano.Rimondi spring 2017 runway

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10. Off-White

The cold shoulder trend, rampant this past spring, translates to the open collar blouse for fall. Off-White’s version for spring with the shirt-within-a-shirt feature is at the top of our must-have list.

Off White spring 2017 runway

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11. Celine

The distorted construction of the sweater at Celine was a different take on the volume and square shoulders we have seen often on the runways this season.

Celine spring 2017 runway

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12. Sonia Rykiel

This knit tunic top featuring long, bell sleeves brings a bit of romance to the current change in tops.

Sonia Rykiel spring 2017 runway

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