trending now: comfy bralettes that double as micro crop tops

With the days getting longer and the air warming, summer fashion trends are officially on the radar. If last summers have taught me anything, it’s that the classic crop top isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

We knew crop tops would play a big part in 2021, and we knew they would be small. Many trends are redefined season after season, but with the crop top, it’s more like reinvented. Designs may come and go, but the crop top is here to stay. The upside: they’re casual, cool, and one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.

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photography:JOEL CORSON | camera: CANNON 5D MARK III | bra crops c/o:TRUE & CO.

One statement: they are only getting shorter. Do you dare to go naked? The bra top (aka micro crop top) is the new crop top for 2021. Skin is in and body positivity is here to stay. Crops have evolved from showing a hint of mid-drift to running out of your skivvies outright. And honestly, there’s something very liberating about it.

Plus, there’s a style for everyone. Girlish girl? Be playful with your crop tops and try styles with a little extra, such as a statement puff sleeve. Sporty chic? Athleisure sets are becoming more and more fashionable and this season, designers are trying cut or asymmetrical styled crop tops with their sets.

Sophisticated but not stuffy? Throw on the button-up blouse and wear a bra crop under your blazer for a statement that says yes, I’m serious, but I’ll be the one to let you know what that looks like.

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Style icons from Hailey Bieber to your girl next door embrace the new trend. Hailey adapts the trend in her everyday style and shows us that crop tops can really be worn with almost anything.

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What’s so great about crops in 2021? You can double the use of your favorite bras or bralettes as your new crop tops for 2021.

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Two big factors that determine the longevity of a trend: fashion and functionality. Statement pieces are nice, but investing in essentials can help you focus your style so you can really express yourself in everything you wear.

Style beyond the runway is what we wear in real life, and there’s nothing more than combining your most comfortable personal pieces and still feeling able to rush out the door for an ice cold latte.

Versatility is key to maximizing your minimalist wardrobe with better, fewer pieces you’ll wear more often. Find new ways to wear what you already have.

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I wear True & Co. for years and have always been a big fan of their traditional bras for comfortable everyday wear. This season I just tried out their new collection of athleisure styles, expanding my obsession from regular wear bras to styling them as mini crop tops this summer.

Why True & Co.? Just a few weeks ago they sent some of their new pieces to try. All I have to say is that once you get your hands on the fabrics and try one for yourself, you’re sold.

True & Co. is an intimate line who knows how important it is to be comfortable. These bras are so silky and soft, with just enough support that you’ll be sure to step into nothing more. They are designed to live in. To relax in. To be the best after wearing nothing at all.

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So far I have tried 3 of True & Co’s new athleisure styles. The True Body Lace Racerback Triangle Bra looks like lingerie from the back, but remains perfectly wearable from the front. The adjustable racerback straps make it a great layering piece with athleisure wear, while also adding a bit of feminine flair.

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The True Body V-Neck Bra is made from a double layer of our smoothing True Body fabric that supports your natural shape of your body without underwire. This style is so sleek and comfortable that it’s the perfect essential that will go seamlessly with everything in your summer wardrobe. (If you can’t tell from the above, it’s my favorite.)

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The True Body Crew Neck Bra is perfect for when the thought of wearing anything else is just too much. This style is great under a blazer with matching biker shorts for a look that’s boldly sophisticated – and it’s comfortable enough to wear under your white t-shirt if you can’t wear it alone.

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Looking for more inspiration how to style your micro crop tops? I hoarded sexy minimalist looks on Pinterest months with dozens of ways to wear the micro crop top. Check it out, get inspired and rock the trend your way.

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