19 Grown-Up Ways to Wear a Crop Top

Yes, even for work.

Lady wearing a crop top, walking between cars
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Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat: There no age limit to owning a crop top. You should wear what you love as long as it makes you feel comfortable. And crop tops? They're chic. Whether it be a soft tee or spaghetti-strapped bralette, cropped pieces are perfect for easy summer dressing. That said, you'll likely be styling a short shirt in your 20s and 30s a little differently from how your teenage Brandy Melville-loving self would have. So we've ID'd some celeb and street-style-star inspiration for a how-to in elevating the crop top for date night or drinks with friends. Ahead, 19 grown-up ways to bare your midriff in style.

Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.