An unusual and inspiring silhouette has been popping up on the red carpet, and we’re eager to give it a try. The pop top looks almost like a crop top and skirt, but is actually fashioned from a dress with a shortened overlay top—and those of us who love the look of a two-piece dress but aren’t so excited about baring our middle section can breathe a sigh of relief. The structured overlay highlights a fitted waist in an ultra-modern cut that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
Milla Jovovich rocked a very unique goldenrod dress at the premiere of One Night Only during Cannes. Details like the overlay top and barrel accent at the halter neckline elevated this Armani Privé look. At the Dior Cruise Collection presentation, Ahna O’Reilly wore the designer head-to-toe. Her grayscale dress from the Pre-Fall collection featured a boxy pop top in a complementary pattern, and the As I Lay Dying actress chose on-point accessories like black pumps, a contrasting cocktail ring and a black and gold clutch. The pop top construction of the Roksanda Ilincic dress which Alice Eve wore while promoting Star Trek Into Darkness was emphasized by yellow, black and white colorblocking. The Bling Ring actress Taisa Farmiga attended the L.A. premiere in a pretty blue ensemble that had the look of a top and skirt but was actually a Louis Vuitton frock with a lace T-shirt overlay. The dress is eminently wearable, and plays on both the crop top and sheer trends.
Judging by the range of lovely pop top dresses in summer colors on the market, this is a look we’re going to see a lot more of this season. Get ahead of the trend with one of our picks:
1. Sportmax Vanda Dress – $750; 2. ASOS Petite Skater Dress with Contrast Lace Panel – $110.31; 3. Thakoon Addition Flower Print Dress – $301; 4. Kay Unger New York Eyelet Pop Top Dress – $390; 5. Volcom Little Feather Dress – $54.50; 6. ASOS Love Crop Maxi Dress – $50.91; 7. Jessica Simpson Overlay Racerback Tank Dress – $39.99; 8. Kristensen Du Nord Sleeveless Dress – $216.16