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20 Outfit-Making Tops That Are Meant For Standing Out All On Their Own

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What’s a closet without a couple of statement tops? These versatile tops require minimal effort but pack maximum impact. Dress them up or down, statement tops do all the work for you whether you pair them with jeans for a casual day out or dressier pants for a more formal event. 

Some of the best statement blouses come with eye-catching details—a puff sleeve, a bold pattern, or maybe some ruffles or embellished studs. They have an elevated look that needs less styling than your average top, making them especially great for events or when you just feel like wearing something extra special. 

With that in mind, we rounded up an edit of 20 statement-making tops you can pair with jeans, maxi skirts, shorts, and everything in between. Whether you need a floral blouse for the office or an embellished top for a date night, we've got you covered. 

Ahead, take a look at our selection of 20 statement tops, carefully chosen and approved by our product experts according to our R&S standards, and see how easy it is to transform your outfit with just a top.

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May 13, 2024

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By Anthropologie Puff-Sleeve Crochet Blouse

$128

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Want to add a little romanticism to your summer wardrobe? This puff-sleeve top with crochet details is simply divine.

J.Crew Collection Cropped Button-Up Shirt With Embellishments

$168

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One reviewer says, this pinstriped button-up shirt embellished with shimmery crystals "is even more stunning in person." 

Nordstrom Poplin Button-Up Shirt

$100

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Bold stripes are everywhere this season and this relaxed-fit button-up shirt captures the look perfectly.

AQUA Cotton Floral Flutter Sleeve Top

$68

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Made from 100% cotton, this floral top is perfect for warm-weather months. Pair it with white pants or a maxi skirt for an effortlessly chic summer look.

Maeeve Short-Sleeve Boxy Eyelet Popover Blouse

$138

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This standout find from Anthropologie features contrast stitching that adds an unexpected pop of color to your look.

By Anthropologie Oversized Ruffles Top

$88

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Featuring oversized ruffles, this blouse is guranteed to bring all the drama to your outfit.

Mango Embroidered Openwork Shirt

$80

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It's no surprise this shirt is selling out quickly. Made in Barcelona, this shirt is designed with the most beautiful embroidered details from its collar down to its scalloped hems. 

Hutch Flutter-Sleeve Tie-Front Blouse

$128

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Found: a chic pullover blouse that's easy to wear and even easier to style.

Sarah Hann Sheer Ruffle Shirred Top

$120

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Not a fan of navy? It comes in white and black, too.

Ganni Striped Peplum Tie Blouse

$195

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Stand-out stripes, puff sleeve, and bow details—this best-selling top by Ganni has it all.

Maeve Short-Sleeve Collared Pleated Blouse

$108

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This one's got a boxy silhouette and pleats all throughout for a look that is structured but somehow still feels relaxed. 

Reformation Gibson Top

$168

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From the lace-trimmed collar to the puff sleeves, this top features so many pretty details that adding it to your cart feels like an absolute no-brainer.

H&M Gathered Viscose Blouse

$55

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Delicate and airy, this blouse is designed with multiple seams at the front and back with gathers, creating a beautiful draped effect.

Stateside Puckered Strip Short Sleeve Twist Shirt

$164

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The cropped button-up shirt is in. Pair this twist-front version with high-waisted jeans for a modern (but covered) look.

Sovere Evermore Sleeveless Shirt

$149

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The reconstructed shirt remains a strong trend in 2024. This flattering sleeveless top captures the trend perfectly.

Mare Mare Puff-Sleeve Embroidered Blouse

$138

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The puff-sleeve trend is here to stay. Case in point: this cute navy blue blouse sprinkled with embroidered flowers. 

Anthropologie The Lainie High-Neck Lace Cutwork Blouse

$138

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If you're looking to channel the Victorian era, try this blouse. Designed with a high neck, embroidered cutout pattern, and a scalloped hem, this top perfectly blends the days of old and the present. 

Steve Madden Ellison Top

$54

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Cut and cropped, this best-selling top from Steve Madden has reviewers raving.

AQUA Gathered Mock Neck Top

$68

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Between the mock neck and gathered detail at the front, this versatile top features understated details that can easily transition from the office to date night.

Maeve The Bennet Buttondown Shirt

$108

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Mix and match your stripes with this preppy update on the button-down shirt.

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