IN&OUTTONIGHT 18 Thursday, 13 August 2009 London Lite FASHION SPY By Louise Roe STREETSTYLE SIXSUPER keyrings Creamof thecrops foraretro summer W E KNOW the Eighties are back in fashion, but there are some aspects of this eras style we never thought wed see again outside of a Reflex nightclub -- and crop tops were certainly top of the list. These Flashdance, Dirty Dancing and Fame- inspired, midriff-baring numbers were big news during the decade that fash- ion supposedly forgot and are usually reserved for fancy-dress occasions now we have reached the Noughties. But this summer, against all odds, the crop top is back, and actually looking quite cool. An obvious requirement for this flesh-expos- ing trend is a pretty flat stomach, but theres no need to be too concave -- curvier girls can rock the crop top, too. From retro tie-up cropped blouses to cute lingerie-look lace numbers and sportier jersey styles, the crop top is all over the high street this summer. Our Street Style girls kept things casual by pairing their crops with jeans, both skinny and even boy- friend for a real laid-back look, but you can also team your crops with shorts if youre up for a real hark back to the Eighties. For Fame-style crops, head to American Apparel, where among the leotards and leggings you can find jersey T-shirt styles in a rainbow of colours. Skinny girls will love the super-short and tight baby rib crop tee (12) in cute pastel pink and blue shades. Curvier girls may prefer the looser styles in equally covet- able hues from 16. If you arent quite br ave e nou g h t o expose your tummy button to the world, try layering your crop over a body or tight vest top instead, for dancer style with a little more coverage. Topshop is top of the crops this summer for choice -- with so many different styles, you can experiment and find the perfect one for you. Try billowing jersey cropped tees (from 18); hook-and- eye fastened mini vest tops (16) in quirky heart, spot or cherry prints; classic Breton sailor stripes and cute, ditsy florals. Topshop even gives its crops a touch of sparkle -- which is set to be a huge look for autumn. Our fave is the gold cropped jacket (65) which has been beaded and sequined to within an inch of its life. Better start doing those stomach crunches... Flat-packed: singer Jenny Frost shows us her tummy button with the return of the crop top C armen Haid is one of Londons top fashionistas, who turns into an ibizan princess by summer -- all big almond eyes, bright floaty dresses and stacks of chunky jewellery. i sat with her over breakfast this week and missed most of her stories because i was so engrossed in her magnificent, Talitha Getty-style garb. Then i came to my senses when i caught on to what she was saying... i (and you) can now buy style like hers at her new website ateliermayer.com. its the most chic vintage store online ever, boasting both a Style me section -- which takes down TheNoughtiesgetnaughty MushrooM CharM 30, luella.com Mini Morph 5, urban outfitters.co.uk Gold skull 65, Alexander McQueen at harvey nichols.com key heart 50, Mulberry at my- wardrobe.com pliMsoll 30, tatty devine.com Mini speaker 15, joythe store.com by rebecca boyce index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html