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I like crop tops with high waisted bottoms, I've seen some girl who've worn this look and they look great! You have to have a banging bod though. One of my friends, while she is skinny, has been wearing cropped tops a lot recently and they just don't look good on her. So yeah, banging bod necessary! haha.

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No, no, no, this is just so wrong in almost any case. While it may look decent on the runway in a more covering version like at Alexander Wang, this is the place is should stay. I generally hate it in real life.

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I think when done right -- meaning tailored pieces on top and bottom, and the bottom covering the bellybutton as others have said -- can look really chic. I also am among fans of Gwyneth's Globes dress. A flash of rib cage is fresh and feminine to me.

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Originally Posted by Darkchild View Post
I beg to differ. I think if done tastefully, bare midriffs can work very well off the runway. Personally my rule of thumb is that the belly-button mustn't be showing, so whatever skirt or high-waisted trousers are paired with the cropped top have to cover the belly button. I think this removes the tartiness and sloppiness and reduces the chance of having unsightly muffin top if the bottoms sit at the true waist.

I'll definitely be rocking this look this upcoming summer and have a couple of cropped tops from past season Dolce and Gabbana, and Sass and Bide that I'll be pairing with high waisted skirts, pants and some scalloped shorts I have, along with plain black flats or some muted tan loafer heels. Can't wait!
Completely agree.

The most tasteful example of this in my opinion was MaxMara Spring 2006:

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Even Prada did it! This is definitely going to be a huge trend next summer...

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if i have those kind of abs on my tummy, why the hell not?

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I concur with the pro high-waisted sentiments, I think done this way it is possible to look edgy, albeit with a cute element of kitsch – but it’s all good fun and what fashion is about!

Whilst it is slightly reminiscent of the 90’s, I think back then it was all about the whole stomach being on show, whereas a slash of flesh looks much more modern (and tasteful I hasten to add!).

All that said it is starting to get disgustingly bitter here in the UK, so I don’t think this is a statement I will be pulling off in the nearby future.

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I´ve done this trend in the 90s, as a teen. Now I wouldn´t do it, been there done that... I´ll leave it to the teens.

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