To say that the crop top is back doesn’t seem right since it never really went away. It has been on trend for the past few seasons (the summer of the crop top only just ended!), and so it continues at shows like Richard Chai Love, Peter Som, and Gregory Parkinson. Of course, designers are giving us variations on the trend, and for that we are grateful. Instead of simply bearing your belly button, Richard Chai suggests pairing it with a high-waisted pant, or even forgoing exposed skin altogether by layering over a dress like at Tadashi Shoji. It’s nice to know that rock hard abs aren’t always a pre-requisite.