Living in sunny southern California, I see a lot of crop tops. And… people don’t always wear them in the most flattering way. Read on for the do’s and don’ts of crop tops.
The crop top is back and stronger than ever. Wearing this style of shirt is a little risky, but it is also really versatile. Let’s run through some of the basic formulas of wearing a crop top.
If you aren’t ready to show the world your tummy, one of the easiest and least revealing ways to wear a crop top is with a high waisted bottom. The best thing about this combination is it can cater to a variety of styles.
If you go for a more girly look, take your favorite crop top and pair it with a long flowy skirt like Azzupas did. It a little less belly bearing, but it still has the edge of a crop top. If you want to go a little sweeter try a lace cropped tee with a short swingy (and high waisted) skirt like Aib did.
Jean shorts with a higher waist with a crop top make for the perfect casual look. Look how CastawayVintage and PatriciaPrieto rocked their shorts and cropped tees. But my favorite cropped tee look is from Chictopian Ontheracks . She pulled this look off perfectly with her Alexander Wang Shorts and cropped sweater. It’s not too scandalous, and is very wearable so take a tip from her.
Just showing a sliver of your ribcage is also a great way to rock the crop top. Rhianna rocked this look on the way to dinner! The key to her look is pairing the cropped top with conservative pants. As is the key with any crop top look, keep everything else a little conservative. Another example of this style of crop top is from Annebeth . It is perfect under the radar sexy.
How NOT to Wear Crop Tops…
- Unless you’re at the beach or pool wearing a top the bears most of your tummy probably is not a good idea. And if you do, keep the other pieces in your outfit conservative.
- Keep in mind where you are wearing your top, if you’re out at a fancy dinner, don’t wear the top with high waisted shorts. Try a pencil skirt or a blazer with it.
There are a million ways not to wear a crop top. But the key for anyone who is wearing one is if they feel comfortable in the shirt, and if it is appropriate for the occasion which you are dressing for!