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Britney's 13 Most Important Rules For Wearing Crop Tops

The turn of the millennium was key for midriffs everywhere, but none more so than that of Britney Spears.

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1. Have a pair of colored tights you never wear? Wrap them around a bra, and boom: crop top.

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Bono's signature douche shades complete the look.


6. But when on stage, swap it for a snake.

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At the 2001 VMAs. Perhaps this isn't technically a crop top, but any excuse to remember the 2001 VMAs, right?

9. If you have to wear a coat, definitely keep it open.

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Another fun Britney trick: Display more skin below the belly button than above.


10. Just because it's a crop top, that doesn't mean it can't be a pirate shirt.

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House of Deréon empress Tina Knowles is taking notes.

(TRL, 2002)

12. If your jersey crop top doesn't have any fringe, sequins, or tattered bits at the end, add a belly chain.

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But if it does have those things, proceed with caution with the belly chain. You don't want your outfit to look too BUSY, obviously.


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