It’s Official: Bra Tops Are the New Crop Tops

Givenchy Spring 2020

Givenchy Spring 2020; Image: Imaxtree

It’s almost crop top season when we bust out all of our favorite short shirts. We usually pair them with jeans or midi skirts, but everything and anything goes. And while you probably already have a pretty significant stockpile, there’s always room for other types of cropped tops, like sweaters and blazers. For Spring 2020, designers want you to consider yet another alternative. Bra tops popped up on numerous runways last season, from Loewe to Givenchy to Giambattista Valli. And not all of them are super revealing. Sure, the catwalks featured sheer and plunging options, but you don’t have to show as much skin IRL. Got a bigger bust? Look for bra tops boasting wider straps. And no, you can’t substitute bikini tops for bra tops. (Sorry, Bella.)

Loewe Spring 2020

Loewe Spring 2020; Image: Imaxtree

You don’t need to wait for summer to rock these tops. As Zara demonstrates, it’s perfectly acceptable to sport yours over another top or a dress until the weather gets warmer. Besides, you really should start shopping now since most of these bra tops are bound to sell out even before the official start of spring.

Ready to show a little more skin? Check out below to see which bra top will work for you.

Orseund Iris

Cha Cha Pleated Poplin Bra Top, $185 at Net-a-Porter


Satin Cropped Top, $25.90 at Zara


Laisa Bralette, $220 at Nanushka

Norma Kamali

Watercolour Polka-Dot Cropped Top, $37 at Matches Fashion


Revolver Top, $62.50 at Staud


Baroque and Medusa-Print Satin Cropped Top, $775 at Matches Fashion

Fleur du Mal

Cropped Silk and Wool-Blend Top, $79.50 at Net-a-Porter

Out From Under

Victoria Satin Plunging Bra Top, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters

The Frankie Shop

Mustard Floral Print Bandeau Top, $44 at The Frankie Shop


Crochet-Trimmed Two-Tone Linen-Chambray Bralette, $88.50 at Net-a-Porter


Cropped Knit Top, $19.90 at Zara


Tie Shoulder Twist Bralet, $7.50 at Topshop