In India fashion and trends are largely set by the on-screen and off-screen style of Bollywood stars. Of course there is the whole booming business of fashion here, with some wonderful fashion designers who also set the ball rolling as far as trends are concerned, especially at the fashion week, but, by and large, Bollywood definitely rules the roost. Lately we’ve noticed that many of our Bollywood belles, fashion designers and celebs seem to have grown fond of sporting the oh-so-versatile crop top look. From pairing summer’s favoured blouse with denim jeans (whether distressed or normal), to high-waist skirts, Indian attire and western outfits, the crop top seems to be everywhere. Read on to get ideas on how to wear the crop top in various different avatars so that you get to wear and enjoy this trend to the hilt

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone has a body to die for, and well, a particularly toned midriff that has everyone swooning each time she shows it off! She is seen here pairing a dressy designer crop top that is dressed down with cool jeans and shoes. She’s wearing a sequined blouse from ‘Not So Serious’ by Pallavi Mohan with distressed denims and comfortable white slip on shoes.

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Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez shows us how to pair an everyday ensemble consisting of an asymmetrical, patterned crop tee from Topshop which she has paired with a midi denim skirt (that’s ripped rightfully in places). The pink slip on shoes add a splash of colour to the look whilst keeping it comfortable. Great for a summer’s day!

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Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut is upping her sartorial game and how! Though many seem to find this combination odd, we love the pairing. Not many would have the courage to pair a ruffled silky crop top with a plaid-like Miu Miu midi skirt, while finishing the look with tan Oxford shoes—but Kangana did and gave a feel at how different styles of fabric can be mixed and matched for a lovely finish.

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Masaba Gupta

Masaba Gupta is not only a superb designer, but also quite a fashionable dresser! Anyone who knows Masaba will notice that the feisty designer has a thing for crop tops. She wore plain black full sleeved crop top recently to her own engagement soiree, paired with a high waist neoprene skirt (with embellishments) from Shivan & Narresh, letting the world know that crop tops can, so easily, dress up a person—especially if you are looking for a cool Indian vibe.

Image credit: Masaba Gupta Instagram

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Nishka Lulla

Another very fashionable designer, Nishka Lulla, shows how to pair a crop top bustier with high waist palazzo pants and a sheer jacket—perfect for a dressy evening or formal dinner.

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Aditi Rao

Aditi showed us how the crop top can light up the red carpet when she wore a striped crop top with a voluminous Sabyasachi skirt at the IIFA awards recently.

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Sophie Choudry

With her dancer-like bod and Lebanese-ish looks, Sophie Choudry looks very stylish; seen here pairing a black crop top with a long skirt, also in black to achieve a dressy, evening, semi-Indian wear.

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Sanjeeda Sheikh

Sanjeeda Sheikh keeps it effortlessly simple in this casual pairing of a striped crop top and skirt. Perfect to look fashionable whilst out shopping or catching a movie

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Straight Off The Catwalk

In the last few months, crop tops were seen in many different shows. Here are some looks both western casual and dressy Indian wear.


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