I never really was a fan of crop tops until this summer. In the past, I associated crop tops with the fat girls on the subway who wear just enough of a shirt to let a little flab hang out and then low-rise jean shorts that hug in all the wrong places. Completely unflattering, even for skinny girls.
The real way to wear crop tops was only popularized this summer really and that is to keep an appropriate proportion of skin to fabric, which really should only be a couple of inches. For example, if you are wearing high waisted shorts or a skirt, then pair it with a cute crop top to show a bit of stomach.
I wear my favorite crop top with high-waisted shorts so that little to no skin shows. I just like heightening the proportion to highlight my long legs. This is a hard set rule: Where ever the bottoms may rest, either on your hips or waist, the shirt’s must coincide.