This pretty peasant top has an elastic band on the bottom, giving you the option to pull it up and show some skin.
Selena’s such a beach babe! If you’re too shy to work the trend in most instances, wearing a shorter shirt when you hit the sand with a pair of shorts or sarong is a great way to look flirty and cute — wear it over a bikini, tankini, or one-piece!
Most gals wouldn’t be totally comfortable showing skin, but Ashley does it in a modest, effortlessly chic way in her Archive 1887 rocker tee. Following the less-is-more motto is probably the best way to universally work the trend. You could also put a fitted, tucked-in tank on underneath if you aren’t ready to go bare.
Whether they’re hitting the beach or getting glam for a night out, our favorite a-listers love baring their bellies! Sure, it’s a tricky trend, but read my tips & SHOP my picks if you want to pull it off — you don’t need a six-pack to wear a crop top!
We haven’t seen this many midriffs since the ’90s! Not only were short shirts popular on the spring/summer 2011 runways, but the trend is in practically every store — and on every star! From Rihanna and Ashley Tisdale to Selena Gomez and Ashley Greene stars are loving the look! I know it definitely requires some confidence, but you don’t need a six-pack to pull off the look. Read my tips & check out some of the shirts we’re loving right now. -Katrina Mitzeliotis
Gwen Stefani showed off shorter shirts in her L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Rachel Comey incorporated a dressy version of the trend in her spring 2011 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
If you’re more modest but still want to work the trend, this top is best.
This top is effortlessly cute & super casual — you’ll definitely get use out of it!
Teeny tiny! This tank is great with shorts for the beach.
This option is flirty & fun — and it also shows a bit more skin.
Rihanna take a very high-fashion approach, pairing a crop top with high waisted pants. Aside from looking chic, believe it or not this is also a very wearable way to show some skin! The high-waist of a pair of pants of a skirt will conceal any lower tummy area you want to hide while a shorter shirt will show a hint of skin around your waist. If you usually try to accentuate your waist with a belt, try these varying proportions instead — you may be weary, but I assure you once you try this look on you will love it! (Splashnews.com)
Miley Cyrus played with proportions, pairing a relaxed pair of boyfriend jeans and an oversized jacket with a short shirt. This is another great option that works well on different body types. (Splashnews.com)
Ashley Tisdale showed off not one, but two hot summer trends — long skirts & crop tops! Like RiRi, she strategically showed a hint of skin — although she opted to show off a lower area of her stomach and chose a longer shirt. A top like this with a pair of jeans or shorts that are slightly higher than her skirt would be a great option, while I also liked the way it looks on her. It’s a great way to balance out a long, flowing skirt. (Splashnews.com)