When I think of cropped top and shorts sets (like the kind that are super stylish for spring 2014), I immediately think of Claire McCardell's sportswear designs from the 1930s through the 1950s. McCardell is remembered for her stylish yet practical and affordable women's sportswear designs -- designs that became collectively known as the American Look. McCardell also introduced the idea of adult play clothes, including easy-to-wear play sets/playsuits consisting of matching tops and bottoms made from beautifully-patterned, lightweight fabrics. (Click here to see some stunning examples.) Make this enduring style your own with these modern day play sets at splurge and steal prices.