Showing skin is so in for Summer and the midriff area bares no exception – so why not show off some stomach this weekend, by wearing one of the season’s must-have garments: the crop top?
Formerly known as the ‘belly top,’ which was a hit with everyone, including celebs, in the 90’s, the crop top has enjoyed its reappearance on the style scene and has been made in many different styles to suit all body shapes, types and tastes.
And, since the piece has been made wearable for day and night, you bet our favourite celebrities are seen wearing crops – so grab yourself a pen and take some fashion notes on how to wear the crop top trend, below;
Multi-award winning singer and ‘Bajan princess,’ Rihanna attended the Roc Nation Sports one year anniversary luncheon in NYC, wearing a mint green crop top and matching skirt by Japanese designer Kiko Mizuhara. The usually controversial-dresser looked lovely showing off her tum in the top, which featured a snug angora wool material and a scalloped hem, paired with white sandals by Manola Blahnik and a creative Prada art handbag; drawing the attention of fashion lovers everywhere and especially us here at SPICE.
New mother on the scene, Alesha Dixon looked ever so stylish at the Britains Got Talent 2014 press launch, flaunting her post-baby body by rocking Tibi from head to toe. The singer wore a loose, white embellished crop top, complimented with a full pleated skirt that gave her an overall elegant and chic appearance. We really love how she showcased only a glimpse of her tummy, proving the crop top really can be worn in many ways.
Last but not least, the Miss Nigeria 2013 finale in Lagos last summer saw Nigerian songstress Seyi Shay stun as usual, sporting Nigerian fashion label CLAN. The “Irawo” crooner wore a crop top and matching high-waisted skirt from the label’s popular “Prism” collection, consisting of see-through mesh in the middle which allowed Seyi Shay to display some bra and cleavage tastefully, alongside her look-finishing Louboutin pumps.
Inspired to take on the crop top trend this weekend? Simply shop our top five picks below;
1. Pull & Bear’s Print Crop Top, £9.99
Head out for a casual lunch this weekend and look fashionable in this white, loose-fitting crop top with a positive message printed on it to brighten your day. The top only reveals a small portion of the stomach and will look great paired with your favourite jeans.
2. Alexander McQueen’s Cropped Crepe Top, £210
Stun at that formal event you’ve been waiting for all week in this royal blue, boxy crop top by Alexander McQueen. The sophisticated design will go well with tailored trousers or a tailored midi skirt and pointed pumps.
3. Boohoo’s “Grace” V Neck Crop Top, £12
Be Summertime fine and club-ready in this neon-orange crop top, which features a cross over design on the front and back. To balance out your look, wear it with loose high-waisted shorts and platform heels. Your outfit will be the talk of the night.
4. By Malene Birger’s “Cirilla” Cropped Top, £165
If you want to look modern and beautiful, this is the cropped top for you. The vintage-inspired floral print is a stylish option for the season and will compliment a number of plain skirts or culottes.
5. M.Grifoni’s Denim Short Sleeve T-Shirt, £20
Kick back and take it easy this weekend in this grey, baggy crop top made from jersey. It is perfect for a day of relaxation or a body stretching workout, if you’d rather.
On that note, have a pleasant weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #CropTop.
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