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By Perrie Samotin,


Now that New York Fashion Week is well underway, it’s time to start deciphering the shows for clues as to what trends we’ll be seeing on shelves come Spring 2014. While we spotted several standout themes (sheer everything, colorful flowers, boxy fits), one in particular has us talking: crop tops.

READ: Jennifer Lawrence Pulls Off a Crop Top

Yes ladies, the incredibly divisive trend is all over Spring 2014 runways, much to everyone’s utter dismay or utter delight — there seems to be no in between.

For spring, we’re seeing the crop top in two forms — the ladylike type that shows just a sliver of midsection when paired with a high-waist shirt or trouser, and the full-on mini shirt that shows some serious stomach (we’re starting those crunches now., thank you very much.)

Check out 15 runway snaps that prove crop tops are sticking around for spring.

Derek Lam
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Alexander Wang
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Jill Stuart
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Reverse Crunch
  • Lie on your back on the floor. Place your hands on the floor beside you.
  • Bring the knees in toward the chest with your feet together.
  • Use your abs to slowly curl the hips off the floor and into your chest, then slowly lower them back to the starting position to complete one.
  • Repeat for one minute. Don't swing your legs to create momentum; use your abs to control your movement.

PHOTOS: Ladies, Start Your Crunches: Crop Tops Are Sticking Around for Spring