Pin it on the successful Y2K revival or the pervasiveness of TikTok when it comes to fashion trends that the tube top is making its way back to our closets from fashion purgatory. With its resurgence, the tube dress is not too far behind it. But don't make a mistake: It seems that this tube neckline and all its iterations make sense to make a triumphant return. After being stuck at home for years and with the summer heat rapidly, it's only logical for everyone to look for a breezy going-out-wear.
Simply look to the aughts and you'll have your answer. The likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, and even Sarah Jessica Parker all relied on tubes as their go-to party look. Today, Beyonce, Bella Hadid, the Jenner sisters were all spotted in the same clubbing uniform. Fashion designers have also taken cues to this piece for their recent collections. From celeb-fave Dion Lee to luxury house Chanel, the tube top proves it is indeed back en vogue.
So, love it or hate it, this no-strap piece will invade your closets soon. But here's the thing, you need not be afraid of looking dated (just be wary of nip slips, TBH) when donning tube tops. Start with its version that's fail-proof and will look good on anyone: tube dresses!
Below, we rounded up 10 tube dress outfits that will show you how to pull off this strapless piece right.
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1. Satin Tube Dress
If there’s anyone who can rock a satin mini dress, it’s Lorin Gutierrez! Here, the Gen Z star donned a neon pink tube dress made of a lustrous silk material for a fancy night out. She was definitely serving Barbie vibes in her outfit and even teamed it with a matching pink purse! So adorable!
2. Fitted Tube Dress
When it comes to flaunting your curves, a fitted dress is going to do you wonders! Just take it from Lorin as she throws it back in a body-hugging yellow tube dress that shows off her curves perfectly! To complete her OOTD, she kept her accessories at a minimum with a pair of hoop earrings and a bold red lip.
3. Little Black Tube Dress
With the many styles that a tube dress comes in, you already know that a little black dress is going to make it to this list! A strapless black number’s versatility allows it to be worn in pretty much any way and occasion as seen here with Ida Anduyan's beachside OOTD. It features a slinky little black tube dress, puka shell choker, and Dior saddle bag.
4. Floral Tube Dress
Vern Enciso shows us an interesting way to style a floral dress with tie-straps! Instead of the conventional way of tying them on your shoulders, let the straps drop to turn your dress into an instant strapless look! The straps now appear like ribbons that lend a dainty touch to your ensemble.
5. Ruffle Tube Dress
A little white dress is just as versatile as a little black dress! Case in point: Sofia Andres rocking a ruffled white tube frock that’s giving us such fresh vibes! The actress chose to dress her look down for her seaside vacay by opting for a white bucket hat and black slides for an overall laidback feel.
6. Corset Tube Dress
A tube dress can even match your Y2K aesthetic! Aika Agustin poses in a deep pink strapless frock that brings us back to the early 2000s with its form-fitting silhouette and corset-style top! With such an eye-catching dress color, the Youtuber instead went for black accessories to balance out her look.
7. Linen Tube Dress
With the intense heat that we feel in our tropical country, breathable and lightweight fabrics are essential. For something both functional and stylish, do as Aika does and don a linen tube dress for the ultimate breezy feel! Since it’s made out of linen, this dress will definitely help in beating the Philippine heat while easily making you the most stylish person in the room.
8. Patterned Tube Dress
Even during days spent lounging at home, we still want to look our cutest while remaining comfy! If you’re drawing blanks at what comfy pambahay yet stylish OOTDs exist, might we suggest a patterned tube dress? Just like Ivana Alawi in her camouflage printed strapless dress, these dresses can be slipped on with ease and make for the perfect lounging ensemble.
9. Ruched Tube Dress
Toni Sia opted for a neutral-colored tube dress that hugged her curves in all the right places. The ruched detailing of her dress elevated her look from your ordinary tube piece and we can totally see ourselves wearing it on a girls' night out!