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PHOTOS: Celebs Love Their Crop Tops
We may still be experiencing the polar vortex until recently known as winter, but one daring fashion trend has been heating up runways since last year and is already becoming a favorite among celebrities. READ: Ladies, Start Your Crunches: Crop Tops are Sticking Around for Spring Earlier this month, reality TV star Kim Kardashian stirred headlines, and it had nothing to do with a sex tape leak, a butt selfie or a hair color change. The 33-year-old was spotted wearing one of her signature crop tops. The midriff-baring look was all over Spring 2014 couture collections and stylists are now claiming it as one of the hottest looks for the warmer months to come. PHOTOS: Sheer Cut-Out Dresses Making A Splash “Women are drawn to crop tops because they emphasize a narrow part of your body,” explains Cecelia Myers, formerly of online personal shopping service CakeStyle. “Your rib cage is generally pretty lean. It really doesn’t work when you try to show too much skin, though. Ideally, I’d pair a crop top with a high-waisted skirt and show an inch, maybe two of skin. You should never see the belly button.” READ: Lose Your Love Handles With This 10-Minute Workout “I’ve had clients ask about crop tops and I’ve suggested a sheer blouse over a cool, patterned top,” she adds. “You get a peekaboo effect without going too far.” PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence Pulls a Crop Top And even if you aren’t supermodel slim, experts say you can still wear a crop top as long as you balance out your outfit. PHOTOS: 15 Midi Skirts To Pair With Crop Tops “Skirts are shifting back to higher rises, allowing crop tops to be worn with just a hint of ‘rib drift,’” explains Sidney Morgan-Petro, retail editor at Stylesight.  “Fuller skirts, whether short or midi length, should be balanced by a snug-fitting top to minimize the waist.” Of course, Kardashian isn’t the only one to flaunt some skin in the name of style. For some inspiration on how to welcome the balmy months to come, check out some of the many leading ladies showing off a little (or a lot) of stomach:
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Kerry Washington

The expecting mother and actress showed off her growing baby bump at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 18, 2014. PHOTOS: Kerry Washington's Signature Red Carpet Looks
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Rihanna

Posing backstage at the 41st American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 24, 2013. READ: Rihanna Posts Lingerie Photos
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Kim Kardashian

Posing for photographers at a store in central London on June 8, 2011. READ: How Kim Kardashian Got Her Bikini Body Back
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Selena Gomez

Performing during her "Stars Dance Tour" at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 6, 2013.  PHOTO: Selena Gomez Steps Out In Low-Cut Dress
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Kristen Stewart

Arriving at the Hollywood screening of her movie "On The Road" on November 3, 2012.  PHOTOS: Kristen Stewart's See-Through Outfits
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Miley Cyrus

Posing a the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 25, 2013. READ: Miley Cyrus Poses Topless In Mag
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Jennifer Lawrence

Attending Paris Fashion Week in July 2013. READ: Jennifer Lawrence's Embarassing Sex Toy Story
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Karlie Kloss

Arriving at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California on April 14, 2013.
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Katy Perry

Attending the 2013 Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013. READ: Katy Perry Visits A Strip Club
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Freida Pinto

Attending a photocall for the film "Desert Dancer" during the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2012.
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Gwyneth Paltrow

Attending the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011. READ: How Gwyneth Paltrow Cures A Hangover
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PHOTOS: Celebs Love Their Crop Tops

We may still be experiencing the polar vortex until recently known as winter, but one daring fashion trend has been heating up runways since last year and is already becoming a favorite among celebrities. READ: Ladies, Start Your Crunches: Crop Tops are Sticking Around for Spring Earlier this month, reality TV star Kim Kardashian stirred headlines, and it had nothing to do with a sex tape leak, a butt selfie or a hair color change. The 33-year-old was spotted wearing one of her signature crop tops. The midriff-baring look was all over Spring 2014 couture collections and stylists are now claiming it as one of the hottest looks for the warmer months to come. PHOTOS: Sheer Cut-Out Dresses Making A Splash “Women are drawn to crop tops because they emphasize a narrow part of your body,” explains Cecelia Myers, formerly of online personal shopping service CakeStyle. “Your rib cage is generally pretty lean. It really doesn’t work when you try to show too much skin, though. Ideally, I’d pair a crop top with a high-waisted skirt and show an inch, maybe two of skin. You should never see the belly button.” READ: Lose Your Love Handles With This 10-Minute Workout “I’ve had clients ask about crop tops and I’ve suggested a sheer blouse over a cool, patterned top,” she adds. “You get a peekaboo effect without going too far.” PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence Pulls a Crop Top And even if you aren’t supermodel slim, experts say you can still wear a crop top as long as you balance out your outfit. PHOTOS: 15 Midi Skirts To Pair With Crop Tops “Skirts are shifting back to higher rises, allowing crop tops to be worn with just a hint of ‘rib drift,’” explains Sidney Morgan-Petro, retail editor at Stylesight.  “Fuller skirts, whether short or midi length, should be balanced by a snug-fitting top to minimize the waist.” Of course, Kardashian isn’t the only one to flaunt some skin in the name of style. For some inspiration on how to welcome the balmy months to come, check out some of the many leading ladies showing off a little (or a lot) of stomach:

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