Thanks to the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora and every other pop star under the age of 30, crop tops have reared their ugly navels to become one of spring's must-have closet staples. Clearly, skin is in (like it was last year) but this season's infatuation with the midriff is all about paring your crop top with high-waited trousers or skirt for a retro 90s feel. But what to do if you're not as comfortable exposing your nether-regions to every Tom, Dick or Harry, whoever those guys are? I've collected some of the best, most conservative crop tops for those who want to embrace this style statement in the classiest way possible.
Emma Jones is a fashion and entertainment writer based in Toronto. She writes extensively for lifestyle and entertainment outlets, including MSN.ca, About.com Celebrity Style and MTV.com. Obsessed with British street style and vintage finds, when she's not writing (or wasting her Law degree, sorry parents!), Emma can be found scouring Kensington Market thrift stores for band shirts and original must-haves. Her style icons include Fearne Cotton, Alexa Chung, Debbie Harry, and Daria.