We love a good trend, but sometimes dressing for your body and keeping up with the fads seem mutually exclusive. To those scared of the crop top fashion craze, we feel you. Not everyone has rock hard abs or the willingness to flaunt them. So we've compiled a comprehensive how-to for ladies who want to shorten their shirts while still remaining appropriate.
A high-waisted A-line skirt does wonders for your figure—it nips at the waist and hides any problem areas offering up just a sliver of skin. Pair it with a flowy cropped blouse and loafers with just a bit of a heel for an outfit that can take you from an afternoon lunch with the ladies into evening cocktails.
Zara Studio Top, $99; zara.com
J.Crew Collection A-line Skirt, $178; jcrew.com
ASOS Pointed Heels, $59.07; asos.com
This outfit is the perfect casual cool girl look for hitting up your local watering hole. The stretchy jeans will hug your assets (in all the right places) and the sky-high platforms will make your stems look a mile long. Pair this flattering duo with a v-neck crop top to show off your decolletage, and your new found confidence.
Apiece Apart Anja Kaftan Top, $137.20; lagarconne.com
J Brand Power Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans, $175; net-a-porter.com
Topshop Ankle Strap Platform, $110; topshop.com