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. (opens in new tab) You should wear what you love as long as it makes you feel comfortable. And crop tops? They're chic. (opens in new tab) Whether it be a soft tee or spaghetti-strapped bralette, cropped pieces are perfect for easy summer dressing (opens in new tab). 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 is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covers celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducts original interviews with industry insiders.