It’s been the hottest summer trend—going on three years in a row—and there seems to be no sign of the short shirt departing the fashion world anytime soon. Rocking this tiny top can be somewhat tricky, but not if you know the rules for doing it well.
7 Tricks For Pulling Off Crop Tops For Every Body Type
To fake some serious curves when you’re petite and slender, embrace the full-swing skirt like our chica Jessica Alba did here. Add a structured, strapless top and a pointy pump for some additional height and you’re good to go!
When you’re a Victoria’s Secret supermodel, you can pretty much wear whatever you want and Alessandra definitely does. The main fashion takeaway from the leggy Linda’s all-white ensemble is to pair a longer pencil skirt that hits below the knee with a long-sleeved top. The proportions of these separates flatter a tall, lean figure.
If you’ve got back like J.Lo, try high-waist short shorts with a halter-style tank. This silhouette is perfect for flaunting toned shoulders and arms (and a sculpted booty) without leaving you over-exposed.
If you want to try a crop top, but aren’t 100% confident with putting your abdoms on full display, try the peek-a-boo approach. One silver of skin is easy enough for anyone to pull off.
Or, if you love your stomach, chest and collarbone go for a sexy sweetheart crop like Lupita and keep the bottom of your body more covered up.
When you want to fill out your upper area, throw a slightly boxy bomber over a midriff-baring top. Vic proves this technique will give off the illusion of a larger bust.
Who says you have to show everything off when it comes to this fashion trend? We love how Zoe Saldana paired a white button-down shirt under her cropped sweater.