Trend to Shop: Crop Tops

By Butterboom Writers  /  July 26, 2013

The 90s fashion flashback sizzles with just a hint of skin-baring.

crop tops on ss runways

If there’s one trend that demands nothing less than having the guts, confidence and attitude to pull it off, we figured it’d have to be the crop top. And this fashion fad of last year continues on. It’s become a fashion week staple on the spring/summer 2013 runways of Peter Som, Derek Lam and Balenciaga, among others. Off the runways, celebs like Selena Gomez and Rihanna are also seen attempting the 90s trend with aplomb.

rihanna & selena gomez

This time, it’s about bringing sexy back in a flirty rather than provocative way; showing just a sliver of mid-section. So you don’t actually have to reveal too much, which makes this trend more wearable and forgiving, thank goodness. While flat, toned abs is a requisite, the trick is t0 try and steer clear from baring your belly button.

Options are plenty: bustiers, cropped t-shirts, waist-tied blouses, bralets, bandeaus and corsets are some. We love how there’re so many ways to wear a crop top. Pair it with high-waisted trousers or midi-skirts for a polished approach or go chic effortlessly in boyfriend jeans or denim cut-offs.

We round up our favourite picks of the midriff-baring style:

buying guide crop tops

1. H&M bustier, HK$299 –
2. Nastygal shape shift crop top, HK$294.80 –
3. Nastygal tough punch crop, HK$372.38 –

buying guide crop tops2

4. ASOS the whitepepper crop shirt with collar, HK$605.39 –
5. Topshop crayon forest crop top, HK$254.21 –
6. H&M striped crop top, HK$199 –

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