Some types of dressy tops for evening include one-shoulder tops and sleeveless styles with narrow straps. Many evening tops also have stylish embellishments such as sequins or cut-out designs.
While not a requirement of all styles, evening tops tend to be more revealing than those designed to be worn during the day. They may have lace details or low-cut necklines in the front or back. Many also come in either black or jewel tones that are designed to stand out when worn at night. As of 2015, two popular styles for evening include tops that reveal the shoulders and crop tops that show a small sliver of the midriff.