The cropped top is back, and the good news is you don't need to bare it all just to rock the trend.
The crop top is back, and the good news is you don't need to bare it all just to rock the trend.
This is one of the retro trends of recent times and ladies have taken to it like bees to honey.
Crop tops exemplify fashion resilience.
They majorly worked it out in the 1980s cult classic Flashdance; they showed off Madonna’s washboard abs time and time again; and they regularly clothed our favorite teen idols Britney, Christina, and the Spice Girls.
Uniquely, during its time on the sidelines, crop tops evolved in a major way.
They laid their former aerobics and teenybopper ties to rest and grew up to become a chic fashion staple.
Since we think very highly of this trend, the next step is to learn how to rock it the right way, no wasted efforts!
Here are 10 ways that may sway you to the cropped side, or if you’re already here, convince you to stay.
A Temporary Tie-Up
Testing the waters? Grab a top you already own, and give it a DIY crop by tying it up.
Since the hem of your top is cut short, add height to the waist of your bottoms so only a coy glimpse of skin is on display.
Opt for a Bright Midi
A voluminous midi in a vivid color steals attention away from the crop top and any visible skin.
Take Baby Steps
If you'd rather stay on the more modest end of crop tops, look for one made of a thicker, sweater material and/or one with a slightly longer length.
Tack on Sleeves
Another more modest route is a crop top with long sleeves, which also adds a sense of balance to the shorter top.
Crop tops don't need to be skintight! One with a baggier fit might decrease any crop top induced nervousness.
Fake It with a Faux-Crop
Some tops are simply a teensy bit shorter in length, but not quite a true crop top. Those don't show skin all the time, only when your arms are raised.
Swing High, then Low
A crop top that is short in the front but longer in the back enables more coverage for the crop shy.
Pull on Culottes
Another daring fashion trend, culottes class up the crop top with their loose silhouette.
Matching separates are as darling as can be, which makes the crop top much more ladylike.
Since there are so many ways to rock this trend, you might as well stand out using this DIY tips to try out something new and unique.
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