Two Unexpected Crop Top Moments We Need to Talk About (We're Looking at You Mindy Kaling)

03/26/2014 at 11:39 AM ET

Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway Crop TopFilmMagic; Getty

“Did you see [INSERT CELEB NAME HERE]’s crop top yet?” If we had a nickel for every time we asked each other that question, we’d be able to buy the Olsens’ fancy Birkenstock-like sandals. We weren’t surprised to see them on Coachella-bound celebs like Vanessa Hudgens or skin-baring stars like Kim Kardashian, but lately, we’ve seen the trend pop up on stars we never expected to see wear it.

Enter Mindy Kaling: The comedian always turns it out for events, and this one was no different — she looked killer for her crop top debut. Kaling selected a green jacquard top and matching high-waisted pencil skirt (both Topshop) for a PaleyFest event honoring her show The Mindy Project in L.A.. (Look familiar? Crop top connoisseur Hudgens wore the same look for an appearance at Sirius XM radio in January.)

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Anne Hathaway also surprised us, showing off a slice of stomach in a white embellished topper, teamed with a blue pleated midi skirt, while promoting her new film Rio in Miami. The actress usually favors more classic cuts, but since working with new stylist Penny Lovell, it seems she’s been going outside her comfort zone.

So who will be next to wear the trend: Michelle Obama? (She did wear a jumpsuit recently!) Duchess Catherine? Or maybe a pregnant star like Olivia Wilde will pull a Kerry Washington at the SAG Awards and bare her bump in a cropped style. Any thoughts? Share them below! And tell us: What do you think of Kaling and Hathaway’s looks?

–Brittany Talarico

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Me on

That outfit doesn’t flatter Mindy at all. Like Kim K. a crop top does nothing for a figure when the person is short with an already short torso. And wearing a skirt that sits above the waist makes the torso even more short, and stumpy. Also Mindy’s skirt puffed out at the hips, making her look wider than normal.

IMO … the whole point to fashion is to have fun, to accentuate your beauty and push limits. But when you start wearing fads just to wear fads (like Kim does, which makes a Vogue cover talking about her and fashion so highly laughable) it’s insulting.

I’m not against bringing back some 90’s fashion, like crop tops. It was a fun era for clothes but when you bring something back from the dead, update it. Don’t just copy and paste. So whoever keeps pushing this crop top fad, stop. Every woman I see lately is shapeless and/or frumpy looking. Not cute. I know in the 90’s the tummy and belly button was rarely seen and then in the early 2000’s that’s all we saw straight down to almost the pubic bone. So find a happy medium. A little tummy and the belly button could go a long way (and stop with the too long skirts on short women).

vamanos on

Crop tops are horrible.

Angie on

The crop top look Mindy is rocking is not from the 90’s. It’s from the 60’s. And I happen to love it!

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