Nothing says summer heat quite like showing off a little bit of midriff. The crop top trend that was incredibly popular in the 1990s has come back in full force. Get ready to work on your abs because crop tops are this season's trendy top.
The crop top was first seen in the fashion world in the 1940s. It was used to accentuate a woman's hourglass figure. The crop top was usually, if not always, worn with a high-waisted skirt during the 40s.
The crop top trend became more and more popular during the next few decades, rising exponentially in popularity during the 1980s and 1990s, thanks to a few well-known stars who wore the belly-baring trend. Kelly Kapowski was one of the reasons that crop tops were incredibly popular during the 90s. The "Saved by the Bell" star rocked many crop tops on the hit show.
Pop stars such as The Spice Girls and Britney Spears rocked the crop top trend on and off the stage, further popularizing the belly-baring trend. And just like Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) and Britney Spears, the crop top trend is coming back and going strong.
Crop tops are incredibly versatile. They can give off a very diverse range of vibes, from boho chic to rocker to casual. It really just depends on what style the crop top is and how you style it. Pick a flowered or crocheted crop top to give off a boho or girly vibe; a printed one for a edgier look; a t-shirt style one to make it more casual.
You don't have to show a whole lot of skin while wearing a crop top if you don't want to. The best styling for crop tops are with high-waisted bottoms, such as high-waisted skirts, pants or shorts.
You can also add a feminine look to flowy pants by matching them with a crop top. The sexiness of the crop top is balanced out by the loose bottoms.
The crop top style is very popular among celebrities, such as Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift and Shay Mitchell.