The phrase "crop top" may instantly bring to mind music festivals and Gwen Stefani's abs. (As in, "don't even try if you aren't at a music festival or in possession of Gwen Stefani's abs.") But, don't write this look off as merely for front-row head boppers
or those who live at the gym. We're firm believers that the slightly stomach-baring staple is for everyone. We repeat: EVERYONE.
As with any daring wardrobe choice, it takes a bit of perspective to translate this one to something that'll work for you. What's your shape? Which parts of your body do you like to show off? What are you doing today? Asking questions like these can make a somewhat tricky trend a bit easier to wear. And, more importantly, make it your own
. To prove it, we turned to the women of R29 — the trend averse, the trailblazers, the boss — to show us how the shrunken shirt is not only amazing on different bodies, but also versatile enough to fit into our incredibly diverse personal styles. Keep reading for the long and, well, short of it.
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Photographed by Kristiina Wilson; Styled by Emily Holland; Hair styled by Adam Maclay; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci