What Is the Best Thing to Wear with Full Skirts? Hint: You Might Have to Show Some Belly Skin!

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The full skirt is undeniably one of our favorite skirt trends. If you need more drama in your outfit without going avant-garde, this skirt is the solution.

We also fancy full skirts because of their timeless appeal. Even if you get carried away and hoard so many of these pieces, you’ll still get a great bargain because they go a long way (and a long time!). Besides, you can never have one too many of these skirts, especially if you are quite the party goer. There’s nothing like a full maxi skirt for a grand entrance to a party!

While you can wear almost anything with it (heck, you can even wear it with your band shirt!), we’ve seen enough of the full skirt and cropped top pairing that we consider it the perfect combination. Like mac and cheese. Or burger and fries.

Here are some of the celebrities who opted to wear their dramatic full skirts with cropped tops.

1. Jamie Chung in a Printed Fitted Cropped Top

Jamie ChungJamie Chung at the Alice + Olivia fall 2014 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 in New York City on February 10, 2014

Something fitted will help tone down the volume of your silhouette. It will also emphasize your waist or create one if you are lacking in that department, which will be great if you also want to impress your man.

Get this:

Carven Netted A Line SkirtCarven Netted A-Line Skirt, $512.19

Wear it with:

Jamie Chung inspired outfitMason by Michelle Mason Cropped Jersey Top, $276
Pollini Heeled Pumps, $612.27
Edie Parker Flavia Clutch, $1,495

2. Bella Thorne in a Collared Cropped Top

Bella ThorneBella Thorne at the Alice + Olivia show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 in New York City on February 10, 2014

Fancy pairing a knitted collared cropped top with your skirt? Yes, it can work. Take it from actress Bella Thorne, who balanced out her look with a preppy top. Any collared top should work.

Get this:

Alice + Olivia Ball Gown Maxi SkirtAlice + Olivia Ball Gown Maxi Skirt, $697

Wear it with:

Bella Thorne inspired outfit3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Collared Tank, $320
See by Chloe T-Strap Chunky Heel Pumps, $360
Alice + Olivia Strawberry Clutch, $265

3. Lily Collins in a Dainty Cropped Top

Lily CollinsLily Collins at the premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in Madrid, Spain, on August 22, 2013

A lacey cropped top is an easy choice to make. Aside from this, you can also raise the bar further by wearing dramatic pleated cropped tops or peplum tops. That will guarantee a stunning but delicate-looking outfit!

Get this:

Monique Lhuillier Draped Ball SkirtMonique Lhuillier Draped Ball Skirt, $2,495

Wear it with:

Lily Collins inspired outfitKarla Spetic Pleated Colette Top, $430
Sergio Rossi Norma J. Suede Mules, $520

4. Nichole Richie in a Boxy Cropped Top

Nicole RichieNicole Richie at the 2nd Annual Baby2Baby Gala in California on November 20, 2013

It’s hard to go wrong if you pair a boxy top with a high-waisted bottom. It’s the kind of edgy pairing that will get you under the radar of fashion aficionados.

Get this:

Alice + Olivia Abaella Long Ball Gown SkirtAlice + Olivia “Abaella” Long Ball Gown Skirt, $697

Wear it with:

Nicole Richie inspired outfitTibi Short-Sleeve Crop Top, $325
Sam Edelman “Claire” Pumps, $130
Jason Wu Palm-Print Clutch, $1,395

5. Freida Pinto in a Halter Cropped Top

Freida PintoFreida Pinto at a Desert Dancer photo call during the 65th Cannes Film Festival in France on May 18, 2012

Sleek halter tops have taken a backseat, but they’re still great to wear with voluminous skirts. It’s also an unexpected match to the full skirt. Go for the ones that bare a bit of your back for a sexier finish.

Get this:

Alice + Olivia Ball SkirtAlice + Olivia Ball Skirt, $484

Wear it with:

Freida Pinto inspired outfitJosh Goot Zebra Harness Top, $545
Jeffrey Campbell Hough Ankle-Strap Sandals, $140
Maison Martin Margiela Leather Belt, $280

What do you think, ladies? Are you a fan of the cropped top and full skirt combo?

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