Crop tops were once the must-have fashion item of the nineties- we all remember Britney Spears and the Spice Girls wearing cropped jersey tops with halter necklines in an endless variety of colours in their music videos. With nostalgic retro fashion now back in style (and the nineties look more popular than ever), crop tops are a hot wardrobe essential for all fashionistas this autumn/winter.


The simple, fitted design of the nineties has now been replaced with key features from this season's hottest trends. Off-shoulder detailing, flared sleeves and mesh panelling can all be found on today's crop tops, making them easy to style for any occasion. Fitted crop tops that sit just below the waistline are a perfect option for formal events, as they remain classy despite showing some flesh. Gathering at the waist also creates a flattering look that is appropriate for all figures, as it emphasises the waist whilst flaring out at the top.


Crop tops are a great choice when putting together a last-minute party outfit. They can be worn with simple separates and styled with statement jewellery to finish off the look. This season, crop tops have choker-neckline detailing which also completes the nineties throwback look for those who love a retro but modern style. Cold-shoulder detailing at the shoulders is another feature of crop tops that looks glamorous and chic when worn for a night-out. This style can be paired with trousers or a fitted skirt and completed with a simple clutch for a no-fuss outfit that is effortlessly on-trend.


For casual day-wear, crop tops with bold prints are perfect. Floral and Aztec patterns are popular this season, and look great teamed with jeans and ankle boots for a fun, laid-back look. Although the festival season is now over, crochet crop tops are still on-trend and can be worn with shorts to create a boho chic outfit that you can dress up with heels for the evening.