The crop top has been a trend since Madonna teamed hers with a wedding veil onstage in 1985. And before that, American actress Betty Grable made it a sure thing in the 1950s.
Since then, every popstar you can think of has worn one at some point or another.
It was the girl band style staple and no group did it better than the Spice Girls. Though we've also got Britney, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera down as the ultimate poster girls for crops circa the 1990s. *Busts out 'Oops! I Did It Again' routine*
This trend might not be for everyone, but all you actually need to pull it off is a whole lot of confidence. And, if you're really looking to take it up a notch then pair yours with some body bling a la Rihanna.
For some more recent inspiration on how to wear the trend you only have to look to the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks. Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Carven and Alexander McQueen all showcased chic, minimal styles.
Take a look through this gallery to see your favourite celebs putting the crop top trend to work through every decade.
If anything it's about nostalgia - try telling us that the above photo of Britney Spears doesn't put a huge smile on your face.
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