Trends from the red carpet: crop tops

Nov 27, 2013

Temperatures might be dropping, but that hasn't stopped stars from baring a bit of skin. One of the summer's hit trends was the crop top, a look that's transitioning into the fall and winter. Here are a few favorite looks from the red carpet:

Polished and professional
Hanneli Mustaparta stepped out at the premiere of the new film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in a top-and-skirt Dior ensemble that glammed up the crop top for a look you could almost get away with in the office. The model and blogger wore a one-shoulder white number on top, which featured clean pleating and a touch of shimmer. Her skirt was made of a similar fabric with a corresponding ruffle on top, but in a sleek charcoal shade. Mustaparta wore her wavy hair down, just brushing her shoulders, and stood out from the crowd in a pair of black pointed-toe pumps. She adorned her ears with a sparkling set of stud earrings, similar to the .33 TCW Round Cubic Zirconia Ear Pins« And "X & O" Ear Cuff In 18k Gold Over Sterling Silver and a thin-banded ring.

Bright and bold
Nicole Richie dispelled any myths about winter neutrals at the Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles, when she arrived in a colorful number by Alberta Ferretti. A long, striped skirt featured accents in orange, black, cream and shades of blue, and she paired it with a feminine crop top in off-white. What really made the look was the flower detailing on the shoulders and her jewelry accents, including a sparkling cocktail ring that resembled the