Clothes That Show Off Your Top Half

You’ve worked hard for those beautiful biceps, sexy shoulders and toned tris, so don’t be shy about showing them off! We’ve pulled together 15 looks that put your upper body on display. You’ve worked out; now it’s time to work it.

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Wrap It Up

Eyes can’t help but be drawn to your upper half when you walk into the room wearing this faux wrap-style dress with a deep V-neck that manages to be appropriate for work and date night. What a show-off!

Banana Republic wrap dress, $98,

Banana Republic

Shine On

Brighten up everyone’s day with this glittery glam top that’s all silver sequins in front and chic black in back. Part disco, part classic? We’re ready to go dancing just looking at it.


Diane von Furstenberg Desta top, $275,


V for Victory

Show off your breast -- ahem -- best assets with this simple yet very sexy maxi dress. A deep V is perfect for showcasing a daring décolleté, while the open back also spotlights your sculpted shoulders. Pool party, anyone?


Victoria’s Secret maxi dress, $98,

Victoria's Secret

Armed & Dangerous

Pull out the big guns - while showing off your toned guns -- with this attention-grabbing sleeveless ruffled blouse.


Lauren Woman Valencie top, $119,

Ralph Lauren

Cold Shoulder

Even if you’d rather hide certain body parts, your collarbone is always sexy. This bold print draws the eye up and the off-the-shoulder shape is flirty and feminine. Go ahead and bare it.


Arden B. wallpaper-print top, $44,

Arden B.

Petal Pusher

Looking to put some spring in your step this season? Ready to add some oomph to your basic black work looks? This dainty floral-print jacket adds interest up top in the most flattering of ways.


Pim + Larkin floral blazer, $69,

Sing the Blues

Girlfriend, all those pushups and arm raises have totally paid off. Now, show off with this bright blue one-shoulder silk blouse.


Madison Marcus blouse, $215,


Bow Hunter

Between the cut-in shoulders, the big bow and the notice-me bold red and white stripes, this top puts all the attention on your top half. Just add jeans and prepare for heads to turn.


J.Crew silk bow cami, $98,


Strap Happy

A cool blue silky summer dress puts the emphasis on your toned and tanned shoulders with this thinly strapped bodice. Some things really can be this easy.


Eileen Fisher tiered sundress, $248,

Eileen Fisher


Arm yourself with this ocean-inspired blouse with open shoulder slits to show off your upper body.


Chico’s Black Label open-shoulder blouse, $129,


Ruffle & Tumble

Who cares that you’re wearing the same jeans you’ve worn every day for a month? With this hot pink, one-shouldered top -- complete with a sassy ruffle detail -- trust us, no one will be paying attention to your lack of laundering.


Old Navy top, $20,

Old Navy

Tropical Punch

You don’t have to dress skimpy on top to show off your upper body. This tropical floral print tunic offers coverage, but still pulls the eye up. Is it getting hot in here?


Talbots tunic, $69.50,


Show Your Stripes

What’s not to love about this warm-weather dress? The nautical stripes are totally trendy, the yellow stripe adds some sunny punch and, best of all, the flattering halter-style neckline lets your shoulders shine.


Maggy London maxi dress, $128,

Maggy London

Bust a Move

Yes, you can still rock a bustier, especially when it’s done in a sweet floral print and features figure-flattering pleating. Add a cardi at the office or pair with dark denim for drinks with the girls.


White House | Black Market bustier, $94,

White House | Black Market

Sheer Brilliance

All that yoga means you should feel totally confident wearing this cap-sleeve T-shirt that helps show off your toned back with a strategically placed mesh panel. Namaste!


Karma Stanton T-shirt, $44,


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First Published April 23, 2012

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