With the crop, twin sets and midriff cut outs becoming a growing trend, the question is should this trend transcend onto the racecourse?
Lara Bingle and Nadia Bartell were daring enough last year to try the trend at Flemington, so who this year will embrace the look? The key to rocking this look in 2014, is to make sure you balance out the crop with a high waisted skirt to the knee or longer. Think cute, flirty and a little bit sexy. A full bare midriff will not be a winner on the race course, especially if we can see a bellybutton – we don’t want to look like Britney circa 2001.
From box tops, lace and matchy sets – This is how I would wear the trend.
Do you dare to midriff?
Wearing a boxy top might feel a little less daunting than a skin tight crop. Its a lot more flattering and you don’t have to worry about holding your tummy in all day. I love this colour blocked crop look from Manning Cartell.
Fake It with a Faux Crop
Who said you had to show skin all the time? Some tops are a little shorter than the usual top and only show skin when your arms are raised. I love this subtle crop in Neonprene teamed back with cracked leather. It takes the trend to another level.
Crops have never been made so easy, with designers selling matching co-ordinates in all different cuts. I love a co-ordinate especially in all one tone. You will definitely stand out in the crowd in this look.
Long and Lean
Another way to pull off the crop top is pairing it back with a more conservative skirt. A pencil skirt is sophisticated, sleek and works perfectly with a crop. I love this double lace look – elegant but still edgy.
Let the crop be the supporting act and the skirt be the statement. I love a statement maxi skirt, its unique and would definitely stand out on the race course.