Have you worked out how to wear a crop top yet? The shrunken style has been going strong for many a summer (and, actually, winter) season, but there are still girls out there who understandably feel anxious over the rumoured pitfalls a little stomach-flashing could incur. But fear not—just because the top is short, doesn't mean abs of steel are an essential prerequisite for styling out this now-staple wardrobe addition.
Like leggings, the crop top is never far from being on the good or bad side of the fashion police, but it's all about being modern and updating as the years go by. With a little know-how and understanding, this one piece can be incredibly versatile. Layer yours under a smart suit, or go casual with a pair of jeans and a long coat over the top. To prove our point, we've tracked down the best street style and A-list looks to give you inspo.
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Style Notes: Ashley Graham does the classic crop top, skinny leather trousers, and bomber jacket combo. Always a fail-safe option.
Style Notes: Fitness guru Hannah Bronfman definitely has abs to show off, but here she's being fairly coy about it with a cropped jumper and a pair of high-waisted jeans. If you're not totally confident about your middle section, make sure your top is just above the waistband of your jeans. However, this is a flattering look that gives your waist definition.
Style Notes: If you're on a night out but don't want to revert to the standard jean-and-top combo, then try a statement skirt worn with a plain black crop top. Gingham is high on our shopping list priorities right now.
This pattern is what we'll be wearing the whole of spring.
Style Notes: Thanks to the sassleisure revolution, there are plenty of smart go-to looks that show you're both ready for working out and brunch. This crop top version, as seen on Gigi Hadid, is perfect for any weekend activity.