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How to Rock the Crop Top

The crop top... it is everywhere this summer. We have seen the good and we have seen the very, very bad. But when it's done right, it is so right! We LOVE this trend! So, what is the best way to style a crop top?

Hang in there kids, it's way easier than you think. There are many different ways to style a crop top. If you have been working those abs this summer, you can show them off with some shorts and a crop top. Or, if you're like me and have skipped one too many gym classes, you can easily cover your belly with a high-waisted skirt and a cute crop top. There is no excuse not to rock this trend! So here is how it's done...

The Peek-a-Boo: In the photos below, these ladies decided to show a little belly. Each look is really tasteful and simple. Keep in mind, because you are showing some midriff, it may be best to wear a knee-length skirt and a higher neckline like the ladies below (less is sometimes more). If you are new to the midriff, test it out at a pool party or at the beach. Those settings are made for crop tops and are the perfect venues to give yours a test run. The last photo is the perfect example of a beachy, crop top look paired with high-waisted shorts.

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The Hide-Away: The ladies in the photos below chose a more subtle approach to the crop top. A high-waisted skirt or a longer crop top is the perfect choice to dress this trend up. The addition of a blazer (like in the first photo) makes for a work appropriate look. Again, less is more with this look. Showing too much skin may make you look trashy and not classy. In the last photo, Tara (our What's Trending guru) paired her crop top (which is slightly longer than most) with a high-waisted leather skirt. This pairing instantly dressed her look up.

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It is that simple, ladies! There is no need to fear the crop top! With this trend, it is all about the perfect pairing. Find a great skirt or a high-waisted pair of shorts and you are well on your way to crop top perfection!

Vanessa Rao/ CW44 Tampa Bay

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