crop top


Definition of crop top 

: a short upper-body garment for women that does not cover the midriff

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Later, Kylie showed off her first Coachella ensemble of the year, a shiny tan jacked and pants with a with a white crop top. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Showed Off Abs and Glow-in-the-Dark Hair at Coachella," 15 Apr. 2018 Kaia Gerber turned heads at the 2018 CFDA Awards, wearing a button-up crop top and high-waisted patterned shorts by Alexander Wang. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "CFDA Awards 2018: Kaia Gerber Wears Alexander Wang," 5 June 2018 Fierce poses from the whole gang, Antoni sporting a crop top and a rhinestoned pick-up truck that drives off into the sky at the end. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Let the Fab 5 and Betty Who brighten your day with a glittering 'Queer Eye' music video," 1 June 2018 Other images show families huddled together garbed in the over-sized sweatshirts, along with kids and teens posing in an array of crop tops, hoodies and biker shorts. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Kanye West launches Yeezy campaign with nude Kim Kardashian lookalike models," 13 June 2018 In fact, the crop top left very little to the imagination, showing off a lot of underboob. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Accidentally Shows Some Major Underboob While Out in New York," 3 June 2018 Tube tops While midriff-baring tops have never truly gone out of style, this small band of fabric is back to claim its rightful place as the crop top leader in closets across America. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "The early '00s are back and you're going to want to stock up on tube tops and spaghetti straps," 1 May 2018 The Lottie Moss X PacSun spring/summer collection features flirty crepe dresses, bandeau crop tops with matching shorts, cheeky graphic tees and ruffled bikini sets, ranging in price from $22.95 to $59.95. Lindzi Scharf,, "Lottie Moss on her new spring/summer collection at PacSun and the stories behind some of her tattoos," 5 Apr. 2018 Kendall kept her outfit pretty low-key for New Year's, wearing a blazer, a matching pair of trousers, and a teeny-tiny white crop top. Rachel Torgerson, Cosmopolitan, "Kendall Jenner Had a Serious Underboob Moment on New Year's Eve," 2 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of crop top

1971, in the meaning defined above

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