There’s no denying the fact that crop tops were one of the hottest trends of the summer — and even though the season is winding down, you can still show some skin way into the fall! SHOP our fave picks and read on for tips on how to try the trend.
Paying full price for half a shirt may have seemed silly in the past — but not today! From the runway to the red carpet, crop tops are really all the rage — and don’t expect to pack them away come fall. While some may think it’s a bold trend to try, in reality the look works so well on a variety of body types — and we’re here to tell you how you can make the trend your own.
Crop Tops Outfits — The Celebs Go Crazy For Them:
Miley Cyrus, 20, hasn’t been shy about her love for crop tops, having stepped out in too many to count and almost every other celeb has been showing their love for the style, too. Selena Gomez, OLivia Munn, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, and even Lily Collins have really embraced the look — and they aren’t alone!
Crop Tops — How To Wear Them:
Whether paired with leggings, shorts, a high-waisted skirt, palazzo pants or a maxi skirt, a good crop top will never let you down. You can show a little or a lot of skin depending on what you’re comfortable with and you can even opt for half or full sleeves, cutouts, embellishments — or pretty much anything! If you want to really show off your tummy, like Miley adores showing off her abs, then you’ll want to go with a short crop top and pants or leggings — although this is definitely one of the harder ways to work the style.
If you have more of an ample chest, I recommend trying a bralet or bustier top. These styles are also better for petite girls who have trouble finding a crop top that isn’t awkwardly too long. It will really flatter your figure in a way the cropped tees can’t. Cropped tees are best for gals with smaller chests and look amazing with jeans or a high-waisted pair of denim shorts.
You could opt for skinny jeans, flowing palazzo pants (like Selena did here), or your favorite pair of yoga pants or leggings. If you want to show less skin, then you’ll want to go with something high-waisted — this is the easiest way to rock the look! An a-line or skater skirt that’s high-waisted can balance out the sexy top. If are shy about baring your midriff then this is the way to go — it also looks great on a gal with more curves.
Shorts and skirts that show a lot of leg but not a lot of tummy are not in short supply and the “high-waisted anything with a crop top” look is one of the most popular — and most flattering! Olivia Munn is a master of this trend and Spring Breakers star Vanessa Hudgens joined in on the fun in Italy, too! If your style is more conservative, a longer flowing skirt is the way to go and can really balance out the ensemble.
While the trend is so sexy for a hot summer day or a cool summer night, you can easily bring it into fall. Pair a crop top with a high-waisted leather skirt and tights and layer a cropped jacket or blazer over the look if you want to rock it in cooler weather. You can also pair the top with a pair of fall or winter shorts in tweed or wool.
Whether you want to dress up or down you can easily find the right crop top that fits your figure and your personal sense of style. Whether you want to look sweet or sexy or show off your inner boho babe, shop our top picks and get ready to show some skin!
— Jennifer Crawford