Most summer tops were blouses, often
in cotton, with no sleeves. The Halter Blouse/top was a summer favorite throughout the 1950s. These often came in loud floral
prints, bold colorful checks. They could have two thick straps that tied or
buttoned in the back or slid behind the neck. Some had a zipper down the back
or side. Other halter tops styles had a very low back. They were modest
in front, and immodest in back, which was acceptable.
summer top was thespaghetti strap top.The thickness of the straps varied year
to year. Another popular style for the hot summer days and night. The halter
top style was also popular in dresses.