Top of the crops // A crop top for every occasion

We’re drowning in Bank Holidays and the festival season is neigh. Purlease don’t say you’re wearing cutoffs and a baseball tee? And come to think of it, your nine to five shell tops and shirting are ripe for a refresh too.

The silhouette of the season is the crop top, and if you’ve been you’ve been subtly ignoring the sartorial sea change, now’s the time to embrace it. There’s pretty much one for every occasion.

How to wear? Diane Kruger, Poppy D and Gwen know how they work best. No Britney-esque belly button fluff on show. We’re (sort of) grown-ups now, with wardrobes to suit.

This means our crop top choices are sleek, tailored and teamed with a high waist. Embrace colour and print if you can fancy splashing on cutesy distinctive pieces from Carven or Kenzo. Otherwise, choose simple clean separates from Stella McCartney, Jil Sander or Alexander McQueen.

See our edit below and make a clever crop top choice to suit the occasion.

1. The faux crop top

asos crop top dress

Perfect for fans of the one-piece look.

Pencil Dress with Crepe Shell Top, £48,

2. The tailored crop top

whistles stripe crop topTeam with matching skirt or shorts to make a statement.

Audrey Striped Cropped Top, £95,

3. The cropped white shirt

peter pilotto cropped shirtIdeal for the office and at the weekends with battered denim and trainers.

Peter Pilotto cotton shirt, £455,

4. The cross-over crop top

carven crop top

Perfect for festivals, this works best with high waist culottes.

Carven camouflage-print cotton-twill crop top, £180,

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