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12 Crop Tops that are Chic, Cool and Perfect for Summer 2021

stay on trend with the best luxury chic crop tops perfect to wear in Summer 2021

Is 2021 the summer of skin? For some, absolutely. Cutouts, crop tops, bralettes and more are all over city streets and elite vacation destinations. And why not? Baring a bit of skin conveys confidence, breeziness, and all kinds of coolness. Are you in on this, dear reader? If so, have a look the edit our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has just done. To stay on trend, check out our curated list of 12 of the best luxury chic crop tops perfect to wear in Summer 2021.

12 chic crop tops perfect for Summer 2021

So, crop tops. We have some thoughts about this controversial midriff baring shirt but the first thing that comes to mind is…can anyone over the age of 25 wear them? After having children, the thought of baring softer bellies seems like it should be a hard pass. But why?

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We recently read a Wall Street Journal article documenting the rise of women baring their pregnant bellies in crop tops (instead of hiding them under tent dresses.)

stay on trend with the best luxury chic crop tops perfect to wear in Summer 2021

Stay on trend with the best luxury chic crop tops perfect to wear in Summer 2021

Ilana Glazer, whom we have loved since Broad City, works with stylist Sarah Slutsky. She is currently in her third trimester and wore crop tops on the press circuit for her new movie. Their fashion philosophy really resonated with us: “This is the shape of a body right now and it is beautiful and it is incredible and strong.” Continuing, Ms. Slutsky said, “fashion is just joy, a celebration.” Words to live by, folks.

stay on trend with the best luxury chic crop tops perfect to wear in Summer 2021

Stay on trend with the best luxury chic crop tops perfect to wear in Summer 2021.

If the crop top appeals to your aesthetic this summer we have a dozen options to suit your fancy from sophisticated silks to boho eyelets to preppy knits. Pair with high-waisted bottoms or go for the matching ensemble and you’ve got yourself a fresh and playful look for days.

12 luxury chic crop tops that are perfect to wear this Summer

1. love shack fancy

How lovely is this graceful broderie anglaise top with tulle-lace inserts? Its charming, vintage-inspired details elevate the cropped silhouette into something you can wear to work or a formal social event.

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2. cynthia rowley

One of our favorite iterations of the crop top is a classic, sporty polo. The pale blue would pair effortlessly with a pleated white skirt if you want to experiment with the tennis core trend.

luxury chic crop tops Summer

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3. Zimmermann

Australian-based designer Zimmermann creates the most gorgeous, ethereal apparel that gives us real-life princess vibes. This palm-print wrap blouse with glamorous balloon sleeves is the vacation-ready top you need to pack.

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4. Nicholas

Sexy and sport at the same time. This silk tank with an elasticized hem could be styled with biker shorts for an an off-duty look or dressed up with a long maxi skirt.

luxury chic crop tops Summer

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5. charo ruiz ibiza

Above all, a crop top spells F-U-N. Go all in with this flirty floral number directly inspired from the idyllic island of Ibiza.

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6. cuyana

For a minimalist take on the crop top trend, we love sustainable fashion brand, Cuyana’s simple silk tee. Paired with jeans or trousers, it’s an effortless way to achieve that chic downtown look.

Luxury chic crop tops that are perfect to wear this Summer: Cuyana. Courtesy Photo.

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7. venroy

Is it cropped or is it a veritable bikini? Who cares! It’s cute. It’d be hard not to be on vacation mode in this beige linen top with a playful, knotted bow.

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8. aqua

This casual top with a puff sleeve and stretchy shirring gives a bit more modesty to the typical midriff-baring silhouette. And the nostalgic and youthful gingham print just screams summer.

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9. alberta ferretti

A cropped bustier is so punk rock. We love Alberta Ferretti’s version with its denim acid wash treatment.

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10. farm rio

Once you arrive in this bold, tropical print top, everyone will know that the party has started. You gotta get the matching shorts and pair with white trainers or sky high platforms to dial it up.

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11. staud

A crochet crop top with flower power vibes seems fitting for a post-pandemic summer of love. Good vibes only!

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12. sandro

Sandro is all about an approachable Parisian elegance that is polished, urban and cool. This top has plenty of attitude while still being wearable enough for the everyday.

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12 luxury chic crop tops that are perfect to wear this Summer

We’re officially in high summer. It’s now or never to rock the crop top trend!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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