Want an excuse to reveal a little extra skin? Well find yourself some adorable crop tops if you want to stay in tune with one of this year’s hottest trends.

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Designers, such as Jen Kao, are expressing their interest in this fabulous trend in their recent runway shows. Just check out Kao’s adorable crop tops at her Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear show! Crop tops are one of my favorite pieces to wear to outdoor concerts and to the beach for its short length and fun appeal. When styled correctly, crop tops can be versatile and very flattering. Also just an FYI, you don’t even have to reveal your midriff when wearing crop tops as they are just as cute layered over other tops and dresses. Get ready to sport your 80’s inspired look and add an extra dose of confidence to show off your natural physique for an adorable cropped appeal.

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Even Beyonce and sister Solange sport this trend at last year’s Coachella Music Festival
 
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Here are a few tips on how to sport this look:
 
*Wear a Cami:  If you are hesitant to reveal your tummy, then feel free to put on a cami underneath so you can indulge in this trend without the worry. Also, if you want to create the illusion of skin, wear a neutral or flesh toned cami underneath your crop top. 
 
*High-Waisted Appeal: For a more sophisticated look, pair your crop top with high-waisted bottoms since they allow for easy tuck-in and eliminate the ugly bunch-factor by the fly of your bottoms. Also, if you want to add a little more flare to this look, then don a thick belt around your waist!
 
*Maxi dresses: These are perfect to wear with crop tops! If you wear a solid maxi dress and pair it with an adorable little lacey crop top, you are ready to go to the farmer’s market or out to lunch with the girls.
 
*Beach wear: Crop Tops are perfect for the beach when you want to give your tummy a little sun exposure. Pair your crop top with some shorts and cute sandals and you are ready for some fun in the sun!
 
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As always, here are some adorable options from Lulu*s that can get you started on this fun trend:
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The Spice Girls spiced up their lives with crop tops in the 90′s and we can too!
 
Enjoy
xoxoxo