Year 2012 has just arrived, but the fashion trends have already started to change swiftly. All the fashion followers, including us, have just finished stacking our wardrobes with fall trends when the designers thought that this was the right time to tease us. So, they developed some new, cool fashion ideas that can make any fashionista look sexy, attractive and trendy.
This year's Spring/ Summer collection is full of new trends, particularly the crop tops in different styles, colors and fabrics. Cropped tops are sexy, feminine, casual and flirty. Are you ready to follow the trend?
Crop the top
During the 2011 Emmys, Hollywood diva Gwyneth Paltrow gave us the hint about the latest Spring/ Summer trend! She wore a sexy black ensemble with a cropped top that gained accolades from fashion critics. The designers too realized that cropped tops could boost your attractiveness. And so, they decide to give a dare to all fashion conscious females by showcasing cropped tops in their collections. From casual cropped t-shirts to daring bra tops, and evening cropped outfits, crop tops are ruling the runway. So, hit the gyms, have a flat tummy and get ready to bare some skin!
On the Runway
Spring/ Summer 2012 collection is full of cropped tops. Designers have stepped out of their comfort zones. They have experimented with several styles, several fabrics, different prints and unique patterns. D&G's latest collection includes colorful prints in cropped tops and bra tops that are ideal for holidaying. Blumarine has kept their cropped tops quite simple and comfortable. Preen experimented with rainbow colors to bring on cropped tops that you can wear for an evening event. Holly Fulton's tops weren't too cropped, so women who are conscious about their waists can also wear them. Emilio Pucci went on Paltrow's guidelines and incorporated cropped tops in evening wear. John Richmond gave an all new dimension to cropped tops by bringing in bra tops along with blazers. Now, if you are daring, you can wear them to your office. Versace's cropped tops were quite elegant.
Problem pairing up the cropped top
Cropped tops require a lot of confidence and fashion sense. They can look really sexy on some women, but if they aren't paired correctly, you might end up looking disastrous. Follow these tips to eliminate the problem of pairing up your cropped top.
Before deciding about how you are going to pair your top, decide on the length of your top. You can select something on the basis of your tummy and how much experimenting you can get. If you feel that you are not confident enough to carry out this look, then try a top that shows minimal of your stomach. The ones ready to flaunt their tummy can opt for the one that bares their belly. Females new to this trend can choose the one that grazes the top of their jeans.
2. Pick wisely
Choose your rest of the look wisely. A high waist bottom paired with a top crop can limit the amount of your skin. A bra top would look nice on hot pants or skinny jeans. A simple, sophisticated cropped top can look good with tight skirts. Select a simple pattern, neutral design cropped top with a bottom if you want to look classy for a date. Pair short cropped tops or baggy cropped tops with shorts for casual day out.
You can pair your cropped tops with tube tops if you feel uncomfortable flaunting your skin. You can also add colorful cropped tops to your swimwear if you are ready to go to the beach. Just make sure that the cropped top is made to suit the swimwear and is above the belly.
Shop the trend
1. Cropped bandage top
This one is a classy, origami style folds top that can be paired with high waist skirts or tight skirts along with a jacket for quite sophisticated look.
Price: $480 USD
Buy now: theoutnet
2. Ambrosia top in Sandstone
Thinking of having a fun day with your friends? Then, wear this casual cropped top. It does not shows off too much skin and you can pair it with shorts or skinny jeans of your choice.
Price: $127.00 USD
Buy now: otteny
3. Mara Hoffman Crop Top
Ready for a fun day at the beach? Then wear this colorful, unique print crop top with your swimwear or high waist bottom and relax yourself.
Price: $175.00 USD
Buy now: lespommettes
4. Motel Top Tilly Pink
This one is girly and flirtatious. The salmon pink shade is quite attractive. Try it with a high waist shorts with striped patterns or wear a colorful tube beneath it along with jeans.
Price: $16.00 USD
Buy now: polyvore