Crop tops are back in a big way. Thinking 90s throwback? Think again.
The classic crop top got a grown up makeover at Roland Mouret's SS16 show, making it the ultimate day-to-night piece, while they were looking party-perfect at Balmain. From the classic cross-over top to fun frilly styles, that show will be our inspiration come Christmas party season. At Dior, they were more classically feminine and flirty, with white scalloped edges.
SS16 served as proof that the waist-flashing crop comes in so many guises, so you can work them into an outfit for any and every occasion.
But, how to wear a crop top? Don’t be put off if you don’t think your abs are up for the crop challenge as there’s loads of different ways you can style them.
If you’re not keen on flashing your abs, try teaming it with a high-waisted skirt to eliminate any tummy-flashing and making it work-appropriate. For a night out, pair a fitted version with a wide leg trouser and metallic heels for an offbeat going-out ensemble. If you're really worried about showing too much skin, take a tip from the street style elite and layer yours over a slouchy shirt or a marl grey t-shirt.
To get your abs in shape for the crop top revival, we’ve spoken to personal trainers and nutritionists to find out how to achieve an A-list stomach.
Not just for 90s throwback looks, the crop top is working its way into all A-list wardrobes; Kendall and Cara Delevingne have been favouring cropped two-pieces on the red carpet, while Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid have been working them into chic casual outfits. Our favourite has got to be Gigi’s timeless jean and t-shirt combo.
Don’t think the crop top is just for the young model pack. Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow look just as, if not more, amazing than the fash pack; proving that gym-honed abs rather than 20s-something definition is seriously hot.
Not usually one for flaunting your bod? Neither is Diane Kruger, and she’s embraced the crop trend, teaming a low-key vest with matching co-ordinating culottes for a chic low-key look.
Check out our pick of the best crop tops and find one you love…