Saturday, June 14, 2014

Crop Tops: Some Trends Die Hard

Last summer when I was a contributor for FashionWows, I wrote about the crop top trend that started to emerge last year. After a long hiatus and the dwindling popularity of Britney Spears, crop tops are back and hotter than ever! At first, it may have seemed like a fleeting trend but if the outfits on these stylish celebrities are any indication, it seems that the "heightened" look has been planted firmly on the fashion ground. Crop tops are much more versatile than they appear and can be worn in a myriad of ways, for just about any occasion. Scroll down below to see what I am talking about!

The Casual Crop Top Look
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This carefree summer outfit worn by model Alessandra Ambrosio is a perfect example of how to keep the crop look chic and casual. The casual striped crop top that Alessandra is wearing has a loose fit which reveals just the right amount of skin without showing too much of it. Given the revealing nature of a crop top, in order to keep the look fashionable and not tacky it is best to wear the piece in either two ways: loose-fitting and with a fuller bottom. Alessandra's outfit includes both of these crop top requirements. When worn with rolled-up boyfriend jeans dainty jewelry and cat-eye sunglasses this crop top looks fashionable and easy breezy.

The Subtle Crop Top Look
Source: InStyle.com
If wearing a crop top makes you feel a little self-conscious about showing your tummy, then try wearing a top with a peak-a-boo cut out as it's a simple and subtle way to take part in the trend that still let's you comfortable. Normally, I wouldn't suggest wearing a mini skirt with a revealing top but if you are revealing just tiny bit of belly then wearing a mini skirt works! Kendall Jenner makes crop tops look sophisticated in this royal blue monochromatic outfit and the ladylike pumps add an elegant touch.

The Boho Glam Crop Top Look
Source: InStyle.com
Crop tops can look appropriate for any occasion, it's all in how you style it! This white ruffled crop top  worn by Alexa Chung has a bohemian vibe and with this glamorous gold midi-skirt, shiny black booties and classic Chanel clutch , the whole look becomes boho glam! Whoever thought that crop tops were reserved for jersey knits and carefree lightweight fabrics, will be pleasantly surprised when seeing this look. The ruffles on this shirt show that crop tops  have the ability to be more than the casual, fun piece in your wardrobe.

The Glamorous Crop Top Look
Source: InStyle.com
Scratching your head trying to think of a way to make your crop top look glamorous? Well, scratch no more! Jamie King's navy long-sleeved crop top and matching long skirt with a thigh-high slit  is a perfect example of how to wear the crop top to a more formal affair. The dark colour of the outfit and the long sleeves combined with the length of the skirt balance out the skin exposure making the outfit appropriate for a more refined event. The white clutch and pointy toe pumps are a great addition to the outfit solidifying this outfit as a glamorous crop top evening look.

The Flirty Crop Top Look
Source: fashionista.com
There is no denying the flirtatious nature of a crop top especially one that resembles the curvy shape of a bustier. The red hot chilly pepper print on this Dolce and Gabbana outfit worn by Dree Hemingway is clearly a metaphor for how hot bustier crop top is which makes pairing it with a matching A-Line skirt just perfect as it helps to balance out the sexiness of the bustier crop top. A small shoulder bag compliments the look as it does not take any attention away from the flirty bustier crop top.


What do you think of crop tops? How do you like to wear crops? Which crop top look is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

Enjoy!

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