Both ladies made very different fashion statements with their black crop tops.
What They Wore:
The "We Can't Stop" singer wore a form-fitting black ensemble, complete with a black off-the-shoulder crop top, black leggings, and black platforms. The ensemble also featured mariachi beads at the waist, along the sleeves, and on her left leg. Miley also wore a simple silver necklace.
Meanwhile, the "Divergent" star donned an Emilio Pucci neoprene black crop top with a kaleidoscope printed silk and beaded fringe skirt, elegant black Casadei pumps, and a wide black bracelet.
Miley's Outfit is Full of Ironies
The former "Hannah Montana" star still seems to be living a double life in many ways. I have to wonder if she's trying to be ironic with this outfit.
On the one hand, she's playing up the provocative sex appeal with the off-the-shoulder top, exposed mid-section, and skin-tight leggings, but then she juxtaposes it with these little girl poofs in her hair.
She also juxtaposes the all-black ensemble with such brightly-colored mariachi beads, another union of opposite.
Shailene Goes For Understated Elegance
While Miley seems to be going for an ironically provocative statement, Shailene seems to be going for understated elegance.
Even her crop top is a bit more modest, with the high neckline and covered shoulders. The simple black crop top is high enough to flatter her mid-section and to showcase the intricate textures of the skirt, but not so high that it exposes too much.
With the wrong top or accessories, the skirt runs the risk of becoming too busy-looking with the pattern, the beads, and the fringe.. But the former "Secret Life of the American Teenager" star keeps everything all black in order to allow the skirt to be the one bold focal point of this outfit.
Although I give Miley credit for taking risks, I'm going with Shailene on this one.
Shai's ensemble has just the right balance of classy understated elegance with a little bit of fun.
Who's outfit did you prefer? Who wore it better in the battle of the black crop tops?