Ballsy Crop Top Style Mellows Out With Cool High-Waisted Bottoms

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It wasn't long ago that we pondered whether or not cropped tops were a rad or bad, but that may have had something to do with our less than fab abs. Luckily, the geniuses over at Rachel Comey, Chloe, and Daughters figured out how to pair the daring style with something slightly more tame (and definitely more appropriate for the office). All three designers sent out cropped, boxy tops paired with high-waisted pants, skirts, or shorts on the spring '09 runways, which looked cheeky and suggestive rather than overtly sexy. The look quickly caught on with the masses—see these street style captures of ladies all around town trying out the look. So what say you? Might you submit to the crop this time around?
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Above:Chloe spring '09 (via Style.com); Daughters spring '09 (via Style.com).
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Above: Street style photos via Park & Cube, Stockholm Street Style.

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Above: Rachel Comey spring '09 runway (via Style.com).
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Above: Images via Lookbook.nu, Stylesightings.com.
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Above: Images via Facehunter, Lookbook.nu.
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Above: Images via Sea of Shoes, Street Peeper.