Y2K style is well and truly back. Low-rise jeans! Slip-on Vans! Denim skorts! And now, thanks to Emily Ratajkowski, the bandeau halter can be added to the ever-growing list. The model stepped out today in New York in a pair of low-slung snakeskin-printed flares, burgundy sneakers, and a white halter featuring a distinctly throwback silhouette.
Along with its characteristic neck tie—one that emerged from the center of the shirt, creating a ruched effect—Ratajkowski’s halter boasted a handkerchief hem (both flowy and asymmetrical) that revealed a bit of midriff. The effect was peak noughties, the ideal ensemble for strolling through the mall in search of lipgloss or the latest CD single. While the bandeau-style halter has never left the swimsuit scene, its revival within the street style realm feels like a full circle moment. What’s next? Bubble skirts? Statement necklaces? At what feels like the height of the ’00s comeback, anything is possible.