An upper wear is an item of clothing that covers at least the chest, but which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline. The bottom of tops can be as short as mid-torso, or as long as mid-thigh. Men’s tops are generally paired with pants, and women’s with pants or skirts. Common types of tops are t-shirts, blouses and shirts.
The neckline is the highest line of the top, and maybe as high as a head-covering hood, or as low as the waistline or bottom hem of the top. A top maybe worn loose or tight around the bust or waist, and may have sleeves or shoulder straps, spaghetti straps (noodle straps), or may be strapless. The back may be covered or bare. Tops may have straps around the waist or neck, or over the shoulders.
- Shirt – A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body (from the neck to the waist). Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for a broad variety of upper-body garments and undergarments. A shirt can also be worn with a necktie under the shirt collar.
- T-Shirt – A T-shirt is a style of fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. Traditionally it has short sleeves and a round neckline, known asa crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a stretchy, light and inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean.
Typically made of cotton textile in a stockinette or jersey knit, it has a distinctively pliable texture compared to shirts made of woven cloth. Some modern versions have a body made from a continuously knitted tube, produced on a circular knitting machine, such that the torso has no side seams. The manufacture of T-shirts has become highly automated and may include cutting fabric with a laser or a water jet.
- Blouse/Top – A blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, and women. It is typically gathered at the waist or hips (by tight hem, pleats, parter, or belt) so that it hangs loosely over the wearer’s body. There are various types of blouses like wrap top, peplum top, tunic top, off shoulder top, cold shoulder top, crop top, etc.
- Spaghetti – Spaghetti tops are a fancier version of camisoles. They are pretty enough to be worn as outerwear. Spaghetti tops can be paired with denim, shorts or even skirts and are mainly characterized by the dainty noodle straps. Spaghetti tops are ideal for layering; you can create a magnitude of looks by teaming them up with shrugs, jackets or blazers.
- Kurti/Kurta – A Kurti or Kurta is an outfit that has stretched beyond the Indian borders, and has evolved down the ages to suit the ever-changing demands of the fashion forward world. A long top, generally of knee-length, paired with Salwar or Churidar and Dupatta is what comprises the Salwar-Kurti-Dupatta get-up.