Spring Trend: Crop Tops

Ladies, start your crunches now because the crop top is sticking around.

On the runways, we saw the style showcased in various incarnations. From ladylike crops that show just a sliver of midsection when paired with high-waist skirts or trousers (we’re partial to Jill Stuart and Monique Lhuillier‘s versions for spring), to full-on belly-baring styles, as seen at Rag & Bone, Tibi, and BCBG.

While the skimpier versions might not be the most realistic for many women—even if your abs are up to snuff, it’s hard to pin down an occasion for such a revealing piece—loose, slightly cropped tops can be both flattering and extremely stylish on a variety of shapes and sizes, if styled correctly.

From left to right: Rag & Bone; Monique Lhuillier; Jill Stuart