Butterfly Tops Are This Summer's Must-Have


| LAST UPDATE 05/02/2022

By Georgina White
butterfly top fashion trend
Instagram via @rianne.meijer

When it comes to summer fashion trends these days, we can pretty much always count on two things: the first is that anything retro goes and that whatever worked at Coachella will be a must-have for the season! And this summer's latest trend is absolutely no exception...

Butterfly tops. For the average pop-culture-obsessed millennial or Gen-Z-er, this super cute and summery piece is no new trend. It first broke the fashion world thanks to Mariah Carey back in April 2000 when she rocked a sequined version during the iconic VH1 Divas tribute to Diana Ross. Mariah hit the stage in a multi-colored bedazzled version at Madison Square Garden - and immediately made fashion history. So, it only makes sense that this trend has recycled its way into our closets for this summer. And we got a little peek at just how popular this item is thanks to one of the biggest fashion events of the year: Coachella. Coachella, although a music festival at its heart, has, over the years, transformed into one huge runway where influencers and celebrities flaunt their most unique fits. And this year, the festival grounds were one big butterfly sanctuary!

Mariah carey butterfly top
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One of the influencers that got on board was Instagram's very own Rianne Meijer. The Amsterdam-based Insta queen flew to California for the festival and raked in thousands of likes for her denim butterfly top that completed her Y2K look. "I woke up to this and thought I'd gone back in time to the late 90s," one user gushed. "I'm showing my age that I remember this the first time around [but] you look stunning!" With social media buzzing over this festival look, it didn't take long for online boutiques to jump on board - and now you can find similar looks everywhere, from Shein to Blumarine! And what's best? It totally works with the Euphoria fashion looks that are still running the game. And some crafty DIY-ers are even making their own crochet versions for an even more personalized touch.

If we know one thing, it's that this trend is going to take our Hot Girl Summer to the next level - and TBH, we're not mad about it one bit. Stay tuned for more!

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