C’mon crop tops deserve a chance. They’re really not that scary. They are not like short skirts or low cut tops where you risk a wardrobe malfunction. And they truly can work for all shapes and sizes. Don’t reject the trend because you think you don’t have the washboard abs of a model, or that you want to be able to enjoy the occasional hamburger or ice cream cone this summer. On this list there are only three-ish belly buttons exposed. Have a look at some of these crop top styling ideas and you might be inspired to cut your regular length top shorter.
Here are 20 celebrities showing you how to wear the crop top trend:
Kendall Jenner shows us that crop tops can be classy too. This is the chicest 18-year-old (or however old she is) I’ve ever seen.
2. Emma Stone
Emma Stone broke two red carpet rules at the 2014 Met Gala: 1. She wore a beachy braid. 2. She wore a crop top to a black tie event, and she still was one of the best dressed. Who needs rules anyway.
3. Diane Kruger
Any surprise that Diane Kruger is an ex-model? Just look at those abs.
4. Lucy Hale
The Pretty Little Liars cast may wear some questionable wardrobe choices for teenage assassins on the show (not that I’m an expert on such things) but Lucy Hale‘s all white outfit is perfect for summer.
5. Kylie Jenner
Want to try the crop top trend but don’t feel like revealing your entire torso? Kylie Jenner’s high neck crop top and high-waisted jeans show just a sliver of skin.
6. Emma Watson
Emma Watson has been making some daring fashion choices lately. I’m not sure if this is a crop top or a cape, but it’s a great piece if you want to expose your stomach but keep your arms covered.
7. Shailene Woodley
Remember when you used to knot your high school gym top because it was waaaaay to big? This is the high fashion equivalent. In green leather, no less.
Besides her full eyebrows and tendency to misplace her bunny, Cara Delevingne is known for her stomach showing wardrobe choices.
So Carrie Bradshaw is to thank/blame for igniting the crop top trend. Here’s SJP filming Sex And The City 2 back in 2009.
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11. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has worn numerous different crop tops. This wrapped version is one of my favorites.
When Rihanna showed up at the American Music Awards looking like this, I think people were too distracted by her hair, to notice that she was essentially wearing a plunging bra.
13. Mindy Kaling
I loved Mindy Kaling‘s matching crop top and pencil skirt combination to begin with. When I found out it was Topshop and I could actually afford to buy it, I loved it even more.
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t afraid to experiment with different fashion trends. This eyelet crop top and matching skirt is sweet but still sexy.
Of all the crop tops that Katy Perry would pick, who would have guessed she’d pick this one? It’s positively tame compared to someone of the things she’s worn.
Leave it to Taylor Swift to make a crop top cute. Though she did also try a sexy version, remember this CMA one?
Judging by this list, white crop tops seem to be one of the more popular choices. Selena Gomez went for a printed version and paired it with a sparkly skirt, and pink pumps.
I think I love Nicole Richie‘s turquoise embroidered crop top more than I lover her lavender hair.
20. Chloë Grace Moretz
Oh and if your excuse for not wearing a crop top is because you don’t want to expose your stomach, Chloë Grace Moretz shows you how to do it. Jaunty hat optional, but recommended.
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