With the fashion world continuing its love affair with the 1990s, crop tops are as popular as ever. From the high street to high fashion, the crop trop has been redesigned and given a new lease of life for the past few seasons, and it continues its evolution with a reinvention alongside every new trend or style movement. From the slogan covered cropped tops of the hipster fashion movement, to the sleek and slender bralets inspired by the short bustiers of the 1940s, crop tops are most certainly here to stay. Whether you want to flash the flesh or try a more conservative take on the trend, there are plenty of styles whatever your shape and whatever the occasion.
Contemporary crop tops
If you're a devout 90s fashion fan, team high collared crop tops with ankle grazing skinny jeans, or channel the 1980s with a pair of boyfriend jeans, some pointed stilettos and a leather vest cropped top. Give the trend a sports luxe interpretation with a boxy cropped t-shirt and a jersey pencil skirt, finished with a pair of flatforms for a contemporary urban edge. Crop tops don't have to be reserved for modern power dressing, they can also be worn to create an ultra feminine girly look. Pair a bralet with a structured full skirt for a retro look, or indulge in this season's gingham trend and wear tie up crop tops with checked skirts for relaxed days spent in the sunshine.
Confidence in a crop top
This stomach tensing trend may not seem friendly for anyone who doesn't sport a perfectly toned waistline, but there are plenty of interpretations that are ideal even if you don't spend hours in the gym. As waistlines get higher, crop tops become easier to wear, so team yours with high waisted jeans or a skirt to show off the upper midriff, rather than exposing the whole stomach. Peekaboo slits of skin create an elegant but seductive look; wear a cropped jumper with a structured high waisted pencil skirt to show flashes of skin without daring to bare. Crop tops can also be worn without showing any skin, pick a loose fitting, relaxed design and wear it over a figure hugging pair of jeans or a midi skirt to balance out the silhouette.