How Gigi Hadid and Kristen Stewart Are Bringing Crop Tops to New Heights

From Fendi’s cold-weather cropped sweaters to Kim Kardashian’s glorified bra, crop tops are making a comeback.

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Women's Runway Show
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Last week, Kim Kardashian stepped out in one of her most Kim Kardashian looks ever, pairing a gilded Balmain skirt with what was essentially a bra to party with Olivier Rousteing. It was arguably at that moment that we hit peak crop top—a style whose hemlines have moved further and further up ever since Madonna, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera moved it from the realm of workout gear to street clothes. Hence Kim’s crop-top-turned bra—though crop tops that go up high up enough to reveal your bra are definitely equally acceptable these days, too.

In part, we have Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner to thank: Ever since they started dominating fashion (and the world), their penchant for showing off their washboard abs has popularized all sorts of crops, and welcomed them to streetwear, too—as well as high fashion, as the tops are now also increasingly showing up on the runways. Indeed, when Gigi teamed up for her first spring collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger earlier this year, the early pioneer opened the show in a skin-tight crop top—followed by Bella in a cropped yellow polo, and more models baring their midriffs. Cold weather be damned, the trend also popped up across the board at the fall 2017 shows, sometimes paired with heavy woolen overcoats, like at Fendi.

Crop tops at Fenty x Puma Fall 2017, Rodarte Spring 2018, and Fendi Fall 2017.

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Versace and Versus Versace have also been upping their crop game the past few seasons, but more importantly, the next month after the Hadids x Hilfiger, came Rihanna‘s approval, when she sent out cropped varsity shirts and sweaters at her Fenty x Puma show in Paris—and even a bright orange turtleneck that showed off some under-boob. And while when it comes to her personal style, Rihanna can often be found in cozy, body-obscuring tent dresses, plenty of other celebrities have been repping the tops for her: Emily Ratajkowski, Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Kristen Stewart, and Lily-Rose Depp are all fans of the trend; the latter two have even worn them together, in a twinning look you can try yourself with your friends. (Though good luck getting them gifted from Karl Lagerfeld.)

Lily-Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart.

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Rosie Assoulin green and white checked crop-top with boned sides and self-tie shoulder straps, $597,

Alaia white cotton button-down shirt with a ruching in the back, a bow drawstring and mother-of-pearl buttons, $1,180,

Tibi stretch knit corset style top with green, navy, white, pink and orange stripes, $350,

Rachel Comey mustard yellow, off-the-shoulder crop top with ruffles, ruching and a twisted front, $151,

Cinq a Sept black off-the shoulder short sleeve top with a zipper enclosure in the back, $325,

Alexander McQueen blue and white floral off-the-shoulder crop top, $597,

Rag & Bone black and white gingham cotton-blend crop top with a halter style neck that ties in the back, $245, net-a-porter

Stella McCartney ivory jersey crop top with wide bell sleeves in a jersey, $468, [](

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini blue denim crop top with ruffles and frayed hemline detailing, $190,

Peter Pilotto off-the-shoulder blue, white and green checkered print top with a peplum hem, $618, [](

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini printed crop top with a burgundy, green, yellow and blue leaf pattern, $165,

Tome black and grey plaid printed crop top with ruffle sleeves, $348,

Kalita cotton-poplin top with a deep V and an oversized bow in the back, $337, [](

Jill Stuart pastel pink gathered crop top with a floral pattern and ties, $330,

Monse pinstriped off-the-shoulder top with long sleeves and structured details, $1,690, [](

Saloni red crop top with a wide sleeve and bow that ties at the waist, $308, [](

Vivetta black crop top with multi-layered ruffles and face structures, $393,

CO cable knit wool and cashmere cropped sweater in ivory, $1,195,

Rebecca Taylor black crop top with a pink and red floral pattern and bow details on the sleeves, $281, [](

Alice + Olivia black and white crop top with a ruffled overlay, $220,

T by Alexander Wang black and white striped collared top with a wrap style in the front, $250,