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The New York Fashion Week has voted the crop top as one of the Top 5 Spring 2014 trends on the runway. This does not come as a surprise since lately, belly buttons and midriffs have been reappearing in collections from East to West, South to North Africa and the world over. Here are 5 of the many ways you can wear the crop top.

The Beach Crop Top
Below,  Draya Michele wears an ethnic crop top with cape sleeves and cute high midriff hot pants .The beige peep toe pumps and coach bag is a good choice to compliment the busy ethnic print of the ensemble. This is a good example of how to wear a crop top in a playful, casual manner. If you have a full figure: wider waistbands with vertical, darker prints will flatter you more. A leaner figure needs a lower cut and narrower waistbands.

ALSO SEE: How To Wear Turtleneck Crop Tops With Skinny Jeans.

Other trendy beauties also spotted wearing crop tops are Rihanna, Kelly Rowland , Solange Knowles and Sade, just to name a few.

The Sporty Crop Top
Below, Rihanna wears a Baseball style crop sweater with jeans. This is a very sporty and playful way to wear denim. This also works with shorts such as denim cutoffs and a baseball cap

The Smart Casual Crop Top
Below, right, Kelly Rowland wears a stunning sleeveless crop top with a matching knee line fitted skirt from Versace Spring 2011 collection. Vertical stripes make the wearer appear taller and leaner. It is always a good idea to choose plain accessories if you wear an outfit with a lot of print ,stripes ,shapes or bold colours. This outfit can be worn during the day as well as night so it doubles as smart and casual too.Well done Kelly!

From left: Versace model, middle – Kelly Right

The Red Carpet Crop Top
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Above, Solange Knowles wears an ethnic print bustier crop top with straps. This is well matched with a tangerine maxi skirt and a dainty clutch. This top can also be worn with Palazzo pants , capri pants or a knee length fitted skirt. The most important thing to remember is that the midriff should remain high to avoid showing too much belly button or stomach. Avoid pleats and gathers or elasticated waistlines if you do not want to add volume to your shape. The shoes, however, would have been more complimentary as delicate flat sandals or low heels that allow the hemline to sweep the floor. Wedges are best worn with skinny jeans , shorts or calf length skirts because they tend to emphasise the definition of the leg. They also make you appear taller and raise the instep of your foot so that also raises the hemline of the skirt as seen here.

ALSO SEE: Best Ways To Rock Palazzo Pants With Crop Tops.

The Night Club Crop Top

Pictured left, Sade Adu in concert wearing a studded diamante long sleeved crop top and skirt. This is a very sexy look and is sure to turn heads wherever you go. This look can also be worn with a micro crop top inside or a camisole top if you do not want to show too much flesh. You do not even have to accessorise because the shimmer of the fabric is eye catching enough.

ALSO SEE: How To Wear Turtleneck Crop Tops With Skinny Jeans.

Below are some images of the most prominent fashion weeks this year with the trending crop top interpreted in different forms by the likes of Jewel By Lisa (Lagos Fashion and Design Week), Herve Leger (New York Fashion Week), Lazuli (Cape Town Fashion Week) just to name a few. There is no doubt that the crop top has come and gone before, but it appears it will never stop cropping up!

Still in the mood for more crop top ideas? Take a look at the best way to wear the turtleneck crop top with skinny jeans and get some ideas on how to style yours and slay it.

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  8. Nice tips and example. Some people will wear crop tops and you’ll start wondering whether they were just released from they psychiatric ward. They do not know how to coordinate clothes properly and will make a fool of themselves trying to prove they are fashionistas.

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