In my opinion the top exercises to get rid of love handles are isometric movements. These are exercises done in a static state where the muscles never change in length or angle. For example, crunches are not isometric since your ab muscles are constantly moving up and down in a crunching movement.
The reasons I suggest doing only isometric movements is because exercises like weighted crunches add too much muscle to your obliques which can give your abs a somewhat bulky look.
This is bad if you want to build a sexy body.
The best exercises to get rid of love handles
1) Renegade rows
Unfortunately, I don’t see many people(men or women) doing renegade rows anymore, and that’s a shame because they really are an awesome exercise.