Three Ways to Wear a Crop Top

(Source: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images Europe, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America)You’ve done your sit-ups and amassed a cute collection of itsy bitsy crop tops. Now what? Take a cue from fashion’s most formidable and play with silhouette. We've broken down three ways to wear one of spring's trendiest pieces.

(Source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America, PacificCoastNews.com, Charley Gallay/Getty Images North America, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe)1. With Pants: Actress Odette Annable took the trend and gave it a black-tie twist with her matching Paper London getup at a recent Elle magazine event, while starlet Vanessa Hudgens went the relaxed route in London. Both monochromatic looks play on the idea of modern suiting.

If you're seeking a less formal look, try rocking an athletic crop top with loose, printed pants, a la Diane Kruger. The A-lister flaunted her abs (but not her décolletage, a key to this look) and gorgeous floral pants from designer Prabal Gurung at a Vogue event in Hollywood. French model, actress, and singer Alma Jodorowsky also kept things casual by pairing a sweet cropped top with wide-leg denim, sandals, and a black chapeau at the spring 2014 Chanel fashion show in Paris.
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2. With a Full Skirt: If it’s a flirtatious look you’re after, take note from actress Claudia Lee and pair a crop top with a flirty full skirt. Her long-sleeved J.W. Anderson top proves that it only takes a small peek of skin to cross the line from demure to downright sexy. A pregnant Kerry Washington graced the red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards in a Prada crop top and flowing black skirt—one of the prettiest and most memorable looks of the night. And Nicole Richie looked equally as fresh in an Alberta Ferretti crop top and gorgeous full printed skirt at the recent Baby2baby Gala in LA.  
(Source: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images Europe, PacificCoastNews.com)3. With a Blazer: On chillier nights or at slightly more conservative events—we’re trying to picture a power lunch where exposed abs are kosher—throw a blazer over a crop top. Actress Tallulah Adeyemi proved just how crisp the combo can look at the London premiere of The Big Wedding. Pop star Rita Ora, arriving in Nice for the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, worked a crop top and blazer duo like a seasoned pro. 

It’s almost enough to make you look forward to CrossFit.
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