How to Wear Crop Tops
If you still see crop tops as blasts from the past or are reluctant to don one due to their revealing nature, it’s time to revisit the trend because it’s everywhere this summer! You’ll be surprised at the variety of options—tees and tanks in every shape, fit, color, print, and embellishment imaginable—and versatile ways these little tops can be styled. You don’t have to bare it all in a crop top either, thanks to high-waisted pants, shorts, and skirts that leave just a sliver of skin showing instead of your entire stomach. Let these three pairings be your guide to venturing into the summer trend.
Solid Cropped Tees & Midi Skirts
Get those Lycra mock-turtleneck crop tops from the '80s out of your head now; these crop tops are the furthest thing from tacky workout gear. In fact, with a high-waisted midi skirt, crop tops make for a polished, trendy ensemble. Choose a short-sleeve cropped tee in a color that coordinates with or matches your midi skirt. Black-on-black is always a safe option and can be an unexpected alternative to your average cocktail dress.
Loose Cropped Tanks & Skater Skirts
This pairing can almost pass as a tiered sundress! Wear a flowy cropped tank over a full skater skirt—the bottom of the tank should hit or overlap the top of the skirt. Pair lace crop tops with bright skater skirts, floral crop tops with striped skater skirts, and white crop tops with printed skater skirts for cute summer outfits that show off your style chops.
Fitted Cropped Tops & High-Waisted Pants
Another way to sport this trend is to pair a fitted crop top with a pair of high-waisted pants. Wide-leg pants give this look a glamorous, retro vibe, while skinny jeans make the style more downtown-cool. There are enough options when it comes to fitted crop tops that you can make this look work for anything from vacation to a nice dinner or event!