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trending now: comfy bralettes that double as micro crop tops

With the days getting longer and the air getting warmer, summer fashion trends are officially on the radar. If previous summers have taught me anything, it’s that the classic crop top isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

We knew crop tops were going to play a big role in 2021, and we knew they were going to be tiny. Many trends are redefined season after season, but with the crop top it is more like reinvented. Designs may come and go, but the crop top is here to stay. The perk: they’re casual, cool and one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.

2021 crop top trends | crop top outfit ideas 2021
2021 crop top trends | micro crop top outfit with plaid mini skirt fashion trend
photography:JOEL CORSON | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | bra crops c/o:TRUE & CO.

What’s new in crop top trends for 2021

One statement: they just keep getting shorter. Dare to go bare? The bra top (aka micro crop top) is the new crop top for 2021. Skin is in, and body positivity is here to stay. Crops have evolved from showing a hint of mid-drift to downright running out in your skivvies. And truthfully, something about it feels quite liberating.

Plus, there’s a style for everyone. Girly girl? Get playful with your crop tops and try styles with a little extra something like a statement puffy sleeve. Sporty chic? Athleisure sets have been getting more and more fashionable and this season designers are trying out cut-out or asymmetrical styled crop tops with their sets.

Sophisticated but not stuffy? Ditch the button down blouse and sport a bra crop under your blazer for a statement that says yes, I mean business – but I’ll be the one letting you know just what that looks like.

IMAGE CRED: @thecarolinelin

Who’s wearing the trend

Style icons from Hailey Bieber to your girl next door are embracing the new trend. Hailey adapts the trend into her everyday style showing us that crop tops really can be worn with just about anything. 

2021 crop top trends | hailey bieber crop top outfit
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Don’t have a barely-there crop top? Double your favorite bralette

What’s so great about crops in 2021? You can double the use of your favorite bras or bralettes as your new 2021 crop tops.

2021 crop top trends | v-neck crop top outfit with statement necklace

Two big factors that tend to determine the longevity of a trend – fashion and functionality. Statement pieces are fun, but investing in essentials will help you focus your style so you can truly express yourself in everything you wear.

Style that goes beyond the runway is what we wear in real life, and there’s nothing more real then pairing your most comfy personal pieces and still feeling empowered to dash out the door for an iced latte.

Versatility is key to maximizing your minimalist’s wardrobe with better, fewer pieces that you’ll wear more often. Find new ways to wear what you already have.

2021 crop top trends | trendy crop top outfit ideas

Where to snag your next bra or bralette (aka the mini crop)

I’ve been wearing True & Co. for years have always been a huge fan of their traditional bras for comfy everyday wear. This season, I have just tried out their new collection of athleisure styles, expanding my obsession from bras for regular use, to styling them as mini crop tops this summer. 

Why True & Co.? Just a few weeks back they sent over a few of their new pieces to try. All I have to say, is the second you lay your hands on the fabrics and try one on for yourself, you’ll be sold.

True & Co. is an intimates line that knows how important it is to be comfortable. These bras are so silky and soft, with just enough support you’ll feel confident stepping out in nothing more. They are designed to be lived in. To relax in. To be the next best thing to wearing nothing at all.

2021 crop top trends | true and co racerback bra
IMAGE CRED: True & Co. True & Co Women’s True Body Triangle Lace Racerback Bra

True & Co. hybrid bralette crop tops to shop

So far, I have tried 3 of the new athleisure styles from True & Co. The True Body Triangle Lace Racerback Bra looks like lingerie in the back, but remains perfectly wearable in the front. The adjustable racerback straps make it a great layering piece with athleisure wear while also adding in a bit of feminine flare. 

2021 crop top trends | true & co true body v neck bra

The True Body V Neck Bra is made from a double layer of our smoothing True Body fabric that supports your natural shape of your body without wires. This style is so sleek and comfy, it’s the perfect essential that’s going to blend seamlessly with everything in your summer wardrobe. (If you can’t tell from the above, it’s my fav.)

2021 crop top trends | true and co true body scoop neck bra
IMAGE CRED: True & Co. True Body Scoop Neck Bra

The True Body Scoop Neck Bra is perfect for when the thought of  wearing anything else is just too much. This style layers great under a blazer with coordinating biker shorts for a look that’s daringly sophisticated – plus it’s comfy enough to wear under your white tee when you can’t just wear it by itself.

2021 crop top trends | biker shorts athleisure bra top coordi outfit

More micro crop top outfit ideas

Looking for more inspo on how to style your micro crop tops? I’ve been hoarding sexy minimalist looks on Pinterest for months with dozens of ways to wear the micro crop top. Check it out, get inspired and rock the trend your way.

IMAGE CRED: Pinterest

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