From left: Alexander Wang, Jill Stuart Spring Summer 2014 shows at New York Fashion Week

If you are thinking about cancelling your gym membership once this current season is over – don’t. In fact, start hunting for a pilates class too. Instead of losing steam in 2013, crop tops are still going strong for Spring Summer 2014.
Although there were glimmers of bare torso on the first day of New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014, BCBG Max Aria and Richard Chai really started the ball rolling with looks paired with toned stomachs on day two. Crop tops have, since then, been a recurring theme at NYFW for SS14.

From left: Peter Som, Rag & Bone Spring Summer 2014 shows at New York Fashion Week

Both Alexander Wang and Jill Stuart opted to reveal the most flattering portion of the models’ stomach – above the belly button – to show off a sliver of skin. Peter Som took a more boyish skater girl approach with graphic prints tops with low-slung trousers to put washboard abs full on display. The crop top attempted to be office appropriate when Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville chopped the bottom off their tops but kept the accompanying blazers oversized – well one could always button up in the office.
So yes, let us all start on our crunches right now!
Midriff-baring crop tops seen at: Alexander Wang, BCBG Max Azria, Jill Stuart, Lacoste, Organic by John Patrick, Peter Som, Rag & Bone, Richard Chai