From belly baring bralets to abdomen teasing tops, cropped shirts were undeniably the leading trend of 2013. Appearing on both the spring/summer and fall/winter runways during this year’s fashion weeks, design houses like Marc Jacobs, Herve Leger, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and more brought the bold piece to a whole new level with modern details and contemporary cuts. Also on board the resurgence of the crop top were a slew of our favorite celebrities–few red carpets went without featuring the trend. Diehards of midriff mania included Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Lily Collins, and Beyonce, who each managed to surprise us with new and unique styling twists every time they rocked the look. Despite the comeback crop top being the official ruler of the fashionsphere circa 2013, we’re not sick of it quite yet. We’d love to see it transition into next year as well, and according to the spring/summer 2014 collections of designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Jill Stuart, and BCBG, it looks like we just may get our wish!
image: Balenciaga, Herve Leger, Marc Jacobs, Milly, Alice & Olivia, Kenneth Cole, Louis Vuitton, Peter Som