I Swear Gen Z Is All About This Type of Top


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As a millennial, I am endlessly fascinated by what trends are started by and resonate with Gen Z fashion lovers. The resurgence of many '90s and Y2K styles alone has brought back so many fun fashion memories. A recent Gen Z aesthetic detail that has bubbled to the top as of late is all about skin-baring pieces. Think cut-outs, strappy tops, super miniskirts, and other audacious styles. In fact, one piece, in particular, that stands out is the super-cropped long-sleeve top.

With celebrities and influencers like Olivia Rodrigo and Emma Chamberlain as noted fans, this revealing top style is starting to pop everywhere. The versatile piece usually hits right below the bust and can be worn alone or layered with miniskirts, baggy pants, cool jeans, and more. Sheer versions of the crop top are also popular and lend to an even more boundary-pushing look. Looking for inspiration on how to style one? Keep scrolling to see six Gen Z–approved outfit ideas with super cropped long-sleeve tops.



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Olivia Rodrigo stepped out in a whimsical cropped knit worn over a basic white crop tank top, camo-print miniskirt, and black strappy buckled platform boots.



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Here's an elevated take on the trend that is spot-on for parties, date-night, or some other more formal event. Pair with trousers, and sleek mules, and you're ready to go.



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Emma Chamberlain got over 2 million Instagram likes when she posted this risqué, cool outfit on the app: a sheer blue top that hits right under the bust paired with a yellow super miniskirt.



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Vivian proves that not all super crop tops are created equal. This is a more romantic take on the trend thanks to the lacy, ruffled design yet it's grounded with a black skirt and ankle boots.


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Actress Barbie Ferreira strikes a pose in a black and white collared crop top, a black miniskirt, sheer black dotted tights, and black platform boots.



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This outfit shows the ultimate way to pull off a super long-sleeve crop top during the colder months. Just add a warm leather jacket, maxi skirt, and combat boots.

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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.