Celebrities Love…Crop Tops

Crop tops are a celebrity staple when it comes to casual street style and festival, but recently the skin-baring look has been popping up all over the red carpet after dominating the Spring 2012 runways at Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Alexander Wang and Emilio Pucci.

When paired with high-waisted skirts and pants, this summer trend shows off a perfect slice of skin, without veering into ‘90s pop-star territory.

The goal of this new trend revival is not to show off your belly button, but rather just a sexy inch or two of skin around your midriff.

Kristen Stewart nailed the trend in a menswear-inspired look over the weekend, by pairing a Marios Schwab white crop top with high-waisted trousers and neon heels.

Go for a girlier look with inspiration from Freida Pinto in Salvatore Ferragamo, Jaime King in Proenza Schouler and Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana and Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana who all paired their crop tops with a flirty skirt.

You don’t have to pair your crop top with a high-waisted A-line skirt.

Other chic choices could include a high-waisted pencil skirt, pants, denim shorts, or a maxi skirt.

Will you be trying out this trend this summer?

Topshop Buttercup crop top Topshop US $45 and Topshop International £22
Dolce & Gabbana chili pepper-print cotton bustier Net-A-Porter international £535 / €545
Topshop embellished floral crop top Topshop US $84 and Topshop International £42
ASOS crop top ASOS.com $29.57
Reiss crop top Reiss US and Reiss UK £89
Leadlight cropped top Anthropologie £48

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7 Responses to Celebrities Love…Crop Tops

  1. Yeliz May 23, 2012 at 16:46 #

    As I’m not a size 8 or 10, I don’t know how it would look on me. But I might try the Topshop embellished top, I really like it.

    Will you try it FC?

    • Fashion Critic May 23, 2012 at 16:56 #

      I think I will despite feeling too old :D

      I would go for one of the longer ones though like the Topshop one you mentioned

  2. robbie May 23, 2012 at 16:48 #

    will never understand this trend at all.

    • EmmaWoodhouse May 24, 2012 at 15:27 #

      +1 Can’t stand it.

  3. Jones19 May 23, 2012 at 17:45 #

    I won’t be trying this out because I don’t have a flat stomach…*sigh* That Anthropologie top is pretty.

  4. firien May 23, 2012 at 20:56 #

    Oh no, not again… I was so happy when this trend died out in the early 2000′s…

  5. barefoot duchess May 24, 2012 at 15:13 #

    And I love crop tops on celebrities!!

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