New York Fashion Week is here, bitches! It’s time to prepare your eyeballs for weird accessories, fancy dresses, new trends, styles we can’t pronounce and fabrics we didn’t know existed.
Today kicked off the first of many NYFW runway shows where we got to take a sneak peek at the hottest ready-to-wear looks for Spring 2014. While there were certainly some ensembles resembling bathrobes and costumes that might be found in “Alice in Wonderland,” there was one trend from this summer that found its way into the spring collections: crop tops!
Though I could NEVER wear something baring my midriff unless I wanted to blind those around me, apparently the crop top has staying power! Who knew?! But which of these runway crop top looks is more “wearable” for the masses? Cast your vote above!
Against all odds, Lily Collins — daughter of ’80s soft rock god Phil Collins — has made the crop top red carpet -worthy. Seen here at the premiere of “Immortal Instruments,” Lily is showing strangers like me how elegant an exposed navel can be. What a wake up call! If the trend hangs in long enough — or at least one more night — maybe I’ll give crop tops a shot. Then I’ll be saying, “Take a look at me now!” [Photos: Pacific Coast News]
If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the hipster movement, it’s the crop top. They have this effortlessly cool vibe about them, like somehow when we slip one on we’ll magically transform into Alexa Chung or Sienna Miller. But I’ll be the first to admit, crop tops are a tricky bunch. Unless you have abs of steel, don’t get those microscopic ones and pair them with low cut shorts. For everyone else, crops look great with high-waisted pants, shorts and skirts. And as long as there’s no midriff peeking out, you can virtually wear them to any and all occasions. So here’s to you hipsters, thanks for giving back.
Welp, consider this one of the (few) benefits of putting aside the mac ‘n’ cheese and doing crunches — the ability to wear crop tops! This fashion staple from the ’80s is back in a big way, with celebs like Miley Cyrus, Diane Kruger, Solange and Jessica Alba showing off their midriffs in manners both casual and fancy. The amount of midriff revealed varies — some expose just a sliver of skin by pairing the crop top with a high-waisted skirt, while others, ahem, Miley, ahem, let their bellies take center stage.
Now, I’m not willing to put down my carbs in favor of ab-ercising, but I still may give this trend a go when the weather warms up? Click through to see how 21 celebs have rocked this trend and then tell us whether you’re down to try it too!
I need your help! I’m probably one of the few real women that is intrigued by the crop tops and sweaters this fall. I know, I know. But is there a way for a non-celebrity, non-model to wear this look? – Marie
I completely understand your style dilemma. I laughed and said, “hell no,” when the fashion prophets proclaimed crop tops the next big thing. But then I remembered how much I enjoyed my crop tops back in the ’90s. Of course, this time around, we’re too old for baring our midriffs. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t fashion-forward and age-appropriate ways to wear crop tops and sweaters. Check out our tips after the jump. Keep reading »
The last time we saw a crop top, it was on A.C. Slater, which doesn’t bode well from a fashion viewpoint. Now, it appears the crop top has officially come back in style. After seeing them all over the spring runways, it seems buyers have, well, bought into the look. We’re seeing examples at many of our favorite major retailers. Topshop, in fact, has gone crop-crazy: Their website now has an entire section devoted to the style. Thing is, we haven’t actually seen anyone rocking this look in real life. Have you? Maybe it’s just not warm enough yet.
Think crop tops are total crap? If not, how would you wear one? Midriff-baring or with a camisole underneath? [Topshop] Keep reading »
Sadly, crop tops are making a resurgence, having been spotted at Topshop, on the Alexander McQueen runway, and on street-style icons like Rumi Neely. But we think this trend is baaaad because there’s so much room for error. The only place we’d like to see the crop top is on a “Beverly Hills, 90210″ marathon. We’re not just going to hate on the midriff top, though, because there are other fashion trends that want to be sexy, but are actually gross. [Refinery29]
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