At a time when even the most polarizing trends of the '90s have made a triumphant return, it's high time we acknowledge Kelly Kapowski as the fashion icon she is. A staunch supporter of bare midriffs, off-the-shoulder tops, and high-waisted denim, Saved by the Bell's resident queen bee had the kind of wardrobe we bet Bella Hadid would happily raid.
One style in particular—the off-the-shoulder crop top, or "bubble" top—made frequent appearances in the halls of Bayside High and is now on the verge of a major renaissance. With extra bands of elastic around the waist and arms and (usually) a more abbreviated length, the trend pairs perfectly with high-rise bottoms, and it's arriving right in time for summer.
Below, steal styling tricks straight from the '90s teen star, and shop 16 off-the-shoulder crop tops from Zara, Ganni, Madewell, and more.
Shop the Trend:
We're feeling this modern milkmaid vibe.
Wear this with a high-waisted midi skirt for a different kind of date-night look.
Wear your hair up to show off the bow in the back.
This print deserves a tropical vacation—and so do you.
Your high-waisted white jeans have a new best friend.
The hardest part will be deciding which of the eight prints to buy.
The subtle red piping makes this a little more special.
Go ahead—buy the matching skirt.
Try this under a pair of shortalls this weekend.
You can't go wrong with baby-blue pinstripes.
Go maximalist with mixed prints, or pare down your look with linen trousers in a soft neutral.
A bubble top in bubblegum pink—what could be better?
For your next holiday on the Amalfi Coast, of course.
Of course Theory makes the most work-friendly version of the trend.
With feminine bows and a floral print, you can keep the accessories to a minimum.
Cute on its own, but even cuter as a set.
Opening image outfit credit: Alice McCall top.