Five Fresh Summer Crop-Tops

When Alexander Wang brought back the sports bra with his nifty athletic bra-top, it got us thinking: Can a short top be chic but not scary? Turns out there are a handful of cute cropped shirt styles on the market now that are ripe for the picking and perfect for the So-Cal lady. Just make sure you pair this shorter proportion with a high-waisted short or skirt, and you'll get a look that is more tasteful than tarty. Whether you opt for a cascading trapeze top or just an abbreviated T-shirt, we think you should seriously consider these shrunken styles for summer.
Polka-Dot Crop-Top: We love the price of MMM polka dotted piece as much as we love the way it looks! MMM Polka-Dot top, $104, available at Pixie Market.

Floral Top: The entire spring summer line from The Reformation has us swooning, but this floral-printed style is certainly at the top of our crop-top list.
Floral top, $115, available at The Reformation, 8117 3rd Street (at Crescent Heights Avenue); 323-203-1102.

Reversible Lace Crop-Top: This 3.1 Phillip Lim top has a reversible lace lining, making this cropped style twice as nice!
Lace top, $150, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 631 North Robertson Boulevard (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-358-1988.

Neoprene Crop-Top: We're pretty obsessed with Alexandra Cassaniti's rad surf-inspired pieces, but this short and chic gauze cropped number gets us stoked for an endless summer.
Cotton Gauze Cropped T-shirt, $143, available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (at Edinburgh Street); 323-655-7855.

Swing Button-Up Top: This Chambray swing top looks cute buttoned up to the top. Mix it with paper-bag shorts to get a killer warm-weather day look.
Opening Ceremony Swing Button-Up top, $234, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.

R29 Giveaway:
We know you're ready to rock a sweet crop-top, so just tell us how you'd style a flirty floral number this summer, and one lucky reader will get a ditzy printed top from The Reformation!