Previously, when anyone mentioned the phrase “crop top,” images of Christina Aguilera baring her midsection filled our heads. But for those of us who weren’t pop princesses, this look didn’t exactly translate to the real world (and our parents were not about to let us out of the house with the better part of our midriffs showing).
But thanks to a girl gang of trendsetters, the cropped look is being revitalized. And it’s bringing with it more than just tops—pants, jackets, sweaters, you name it. Everything is getting the cropped treatment.
But luckily, this time around the trend is much more approachable. Instead of fully exposing the belly, tops are cut to show only a sliver of skin and styling is easy breezy. This season's less risqué iteration pairs perfectly with high-waisted pants. Chopped-off sweatshirts get a major style upgrade when worn alongside a blazer or over a slip dress. And finally, it’s no secret that cropped, ankle-bearing denim is #1 in our hearts, especially if it features a raw hem.
So when you’re ready to join the cropped brigade, we’ve got you covered(ish). Shop the short list...