If you’ve never heard of it, the Halftee by Halftee Layering Fashions, is a clever and modest layering solution designed to be worn under sleeveless or short-sleeve tops to provide modest coverage.
Originally created by Amanda, the CEO of Halftee Layering Fashions, the cropped top was her solution to struggling with layers to ensure coverage of her arms and neck area. Many of us end up wearing two (sometimes even three) shirts in order to achieve the modest coverage we want, and that was Amanda’s inspiration for the Halftee, which she describes as “all style-no hassle.” So instead of layering long bulky shirts to get that modest coverage, Amanda designed the Halftee which is literally a half t-shirt to cover her arms and chest area without the extra fabric.
The Halftees come in a variety of styles, colours, and fabrics, which makes them very versatile. Depending on how you need to cover up, there is probably a Halftee for you! There are short sleeve ones, 3/4 sleeve ones, and long-sleeve ones. There are ones that are turtlenecks and others that are scoop necks. Others that are lace, tanks, and cotton. There are even Halftees for maternity wear.
According to the Halftee website, all the Halftees are reversible, which means that if you want more or less neck coverage (depending on what you’re wearing), you can wear it the other way and get the coverage you want. There are no pesky tags on the neckline that get in the way. This option is great because it provides versatility to the garment; depending on what you’re wearing, you can switch how you wear them. The turtleneck Halftee is a great solution for hijabis who wear the turban style or for those Youtube hijabi style gurus. It completely covers your neck and your arms , giving you the freedom to wear those hijabs that aren’t as big.
They are made of stretchy spandex material that make them light, and the stretchy band ensures that they sit comfortably below the bust and don’t ride up. For someone not used to wearing a crop top and having your tummy show (even if it is under another shirt), the Halftee can feel a little uncomfortable and immodest at first. But you quickly become used to it.
The Haftees are a great solution for layering in the summer especially, when you don’t want to wear tons of bulky layers in the heat. They’re light and keep you from overheating, while still providing that necessary coverage in the summer. The Halftees are similar in concept to the sets of sleeves that are available, except these also cover up the chest area, which is an added bonus.
One disadvantage of the Halftee is that, because it only covers half of your torso, it can’t really be worn under slightly sheer or chiffon tops. Your stomach is going to show, which is going to defeat the purpose of wearing a shirt on top. For those silky, chiffon type types, a full length long-sleeve t-shirt is still probably best because it’ll cover everything.
With that being said, the Halftee is an inventive and practical solution to the layering problem many women face who choose to dress modestly. Many shirts nowadays are sleeveless or low in the front (and back) thus causing women to struggle to find a way to cover up.
The Halftees are an affordable and easy way to cover up your arms and neck, without unnecessary bulkiness. So if you’re looking for something to wear under those sleeveless or low-neck tops, look no further than the Halftee by Halftee Layering Solutions.
We received the Halftees from Halftee Layering Solutions free of charge but this review reflects our honest opinion of the product. No money was exchanged for this review.