Trend Report: Show a Little Skin with Crop Tops

Image courtesy of en.paper.blog.com

Image courtesy of en.paper.blog.com

With the summer heat finally blazing and the mercury soaring after a long, cold winter, it is time to show some skin. Why not follow the temperatures lead and raise your shirt up a bit, but not too high. Try a crop top.

One of the hottest trends that made it from the runway to the retail racks is the crop tops trend. Tommy Hilfiger, Tracy Reese, and Diane von Furstenberg all showed this trend on their runways for spring/summer 2014.

This trend is not for shrinking violets or timid types. Remember, this is a trend for those ladies that know what an inside of a gym looks like. There is no way to camouflage that extra body flab around your waist with crop tops.

Still, there are ways to wear this trend, even if you not in super tip top shape. Have no fear there are levels to this trend and Fashion Reverie is primed to show you all he variations on crop tops.

Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg images courtesy of style.com, respectively

Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg images courtesy of style.com, respectively

1) Diane von Furstenberg and Vera Wang presented a completely abs baring – paired short bra tops with hip-high floaty skirts leaving the midriff completely free. So if you weren’t in the house all winter long and doing your cardio tapes in between blizzards, this may not be your best option.

Tracy Reese spring 2014 images courtesy of style.com, Joie spring 2014 images courtesy of Joie

Tracy Reese spring 2014 images courtesy of style.com, Joie spring 2014 images courtesy of Joie

2) Tracy Reese and Joie presented a top that was a little bit longer with a higher waisted skirt that speaks to a more mature, cosmopolitan woman in fabulous shape! There is not as much midriff exposed and for a woman who’s not as confident or just wants an extra boost of self assurance, pairing this look with a flesh tone one-piece Lycra undergarment will pull you in that much more and look like second skin.

Images courtesy of style.com

Images courtesy of style.com

3) Balenciaga paired his belly button grazing midriff tops with short shorts. Keeping in line with a sportier, weekend look for a more casual approach to this trend. Balenciaga also showed a sportier version of this trend in lilac and purple on the runway.

From chic, sophisticated looks to sportier, casual combinations, there are lots of options for wearing crop tops this summer. Go ahead take the plunge!!

—Renessta Olds

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