A Real Girl's Guide to Crop Tops

Photo by: Courtesy of Zara

With a Full Skirt: We love a good trend, but sometimes dressing for your body and keeping up with the fads seem mutually exclusive. To those scared of the crop top fashion

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Photo by: Courtesy of Zara

With a Full Skirt: We love a good trend, but sometimes dressing for your body and keeping up with the fads seem mutually exclusive. To those scared of the crop top fashion craze, we feel you. Not everyone has rock hard abs or the willingness to flaunt them. So we've compiled a comprehensive how-to for ladies who want to shorten their shirts while still remaining appropriate.

A high-waisted A-line skirt does wonders for your figure-it nips at the waist and hides any problem areas offering up just a sliver of skin. Pair it with a flowy cropped blouse and loafers with just a but of a heel for an outfit that can take you from an afternoon lunch with the ladies into evening cocktails.

Zara Studio Top, $99; zara.com

J.Crew Collection A-line Skirt, $178; jcrew.com

ASOS Pointed Heels, $59.07; less 

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For those who want to rock this risky trend without fear of overexposure, follow these tips on how to style and where to sport the illustrious crop top.



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