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.
If you have a faithful little black dress in your wardrobe that you wish you could jazz up then invest in a bold crop top with a statement print to breathe new life in to the look. Ensure your dress defines the waist to create a feminine shape and remember the crop top hemline can afford to be short - there's no fear of any flesh being on show! We've introduced a bright tangerine hue to an otherwise black ensemble and chosen a colour-pop messenger bag to pull the entire ensemble together.
Topshop orchid shadow crop tee, £36
Hobbs London Millais dress, £129
Reiss vanity black quilted jersey long coat, £245
Zara leather asymmetric high heel court shoe, £69.99
Zara coloured messenger bag, £15.99
Love the crop top trend but don't love your tummy? This is an easy way to wear the style, without flashing the flesh: Pick your favourite cropped colour-pop knit - we love this pink fluffy version from Topshop - and team with a crisp white shirt. The shirt will hide any lumps and bumbs, skimming forgivingly over your waist. Add LK Bennett's ultra-flattering jeans, a pair of flat loafers and your off-duty style is instantly on-trend.
Nip in your waist with a structured pencil skirt, like this leather Hobbs version. The high, form-fitting style is the perfect partner to Zara's knitted crop top and flattering to boyish shapes and curvy figures alike. Just add a low, claret-coloured heel and - if you dare - bare legs to make this an office appropriate outfit.
So many tops are cut off mid-waist this season. If you've found bold
prints, clashing patterns and on-trend styles you love, you can still
wear them - you just need to be savvy. Team pretty crop tops, like this
M&S floral long-sleeved number, with a full skirt that sits high on
the waist. Tuck in the top and accessorise with pretty gold jewellery
and chunky heels.