There is no nice way to announce this 2013 trend which sees tops slashed below the bust to reveal toned deltoids or what the female equivalent of a six-pack might be. Unless you are a) an Olympian b) work out regularly or c) are 16, the crop top is probably a bad idea. On a positive note, Balenciaga and Chanel also did cropped jackets and Mint Velvet has a fabulous selection in leather; while Alexander McQueen showed us why cropped trousers are the way forward — to show off your shoes. Check out La Redoute’s nude crops (£45), which go with everything.
La Redoute nude crops £45
Mint Velvet cropped leather jacket £249