Dare To Wear: Crop Tops

Tapping in to the crop trop trend doesn't mean having to bare your midriff! With a few clever styling tricks you can try the look and give the illusion of a smaller waist too!

Choose a high-waisted trouser that glides over your hips to the top of your waist and you’ll feel confident enough to work them with a cropped top. The beauty of this look is it shows off the trouser tailoring in full but doesn’t require you to fiddle around tucking in a blouse. The right pair of trousers, which feature darts in precisely the right place and a smooth front panel to flatten your stomach are key. We’ve chosen a pastel-hued look to take you seamlessly in to spring and used statement accessories to add a little fashion flair. A pair of heels will help lengthen (and slim) everything and block heels are a great choice to walk tall in all day.

Zara cropped top with wide sleeves, £45.99
MSGM cotton-linen high-waisted pants, £155
River Island pale blue gem stone statement necklace, £12
Whistles Limited Edition Loni pump, £185