Some trends are scarier than others, and one that happens to pop up every so often is the crop top. Thanks to the ongoing 90s revival, it’s here again, but this time they’re not all grunge-feeling or destined to make you look like a vintage Britney Spears. Instead, there are plenty of variations to choose from.
From longer crops that only expose an itsy bit of your midriff for those of us who aren’t quite ready to show the world our rock-hard abs, to pieces that could easily be worn as eveningwear, we’ve got plenty of favourites that are currently up on the high street that are also perfect for nailing some of this summer’s other micro-trends.
For instance, if you love a quirky graphic, New Look has the Fashion Union Coral Neon Animal Print Crop Top (£18), or try Topshop’s Palm Frill Crop Top (£24), which also ticks the off-the-shoulder box. Sports luxe lovers can play it casual with River Island‘s Lime Double Layered Crop Cami Top (£18).
For those of you who are loving the matching coordinates trend this summer, there are plenty of crop combos to choose from. Hit the dance floor with Topshop’s bold City Tribe Sleeveless Crop Top (£30) and the matching City Tribe Tube Skirt (£36). Channel ladylike chic with Coast’s Harper Co-ord Top (£45) and matching skirt (£75).
All the cool East London festival types have been riding this trend in a big way so far this summer, so maybe it’s time to embrace the crop top yourself. How will you be wearing yours?