Although you might be hesitant about reliving a 90’s fad you overwore in your youth. Think about making an exception for crop tops. You may think Britney Spears is the only person that can make a crop top look good, but there are so many ways you can implement this trendy top into your wardrobe, AND still look classy. Here are some tips and tricks on how to crop it and rock it.
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Wear Something High Waisted
If wearing a crop top sounds absolutely terrifying to you, try pairing it with a high waisted bottom. High waisted bottoms are flattering on most body types and can be a great way of hiding a little extra belly fat (No shame!!!). Not to mention, they look super cute with a crop top! For example, this Zara basic white cropped tank looks effortlessly cute paired with a pair of high waisted mom jeans. If you throw on a pair of sunnies, gold hoops, and some white sneaks you’ll have the perfect weekend look.
Style Example: Ruffled Crop Top
Know the Different Levels of Cropped
Another essential part of rocking a crop top is knowing the different levels of a crop top. If you’re a daredevil you might want to go for a bra crop top. This is when the top is quite literally the length of a bra. There are also crop tops that fall right at your waist or just above the belly button. This type of crop top is perhaps the most common, and easier to pull off than the bra crop top. Lastly, if you are a little hesitant to reach for a crop top, try grabbing a crop top that hits below the belly button or right at your hips. This is an easy length you can use to try out the trend, but not fully commit.
Try a Matching Set
One of my favorite ways to rock a crop top is, of course, a matching set. Matching sets are one of the easiest outfits to wear, and it looks like you tried way harder than you actually did. I love this set from Free People, it’s perfect for your next tropical getaway or just a cute way to stay cool this summer. The slight crop of the top adds a youthful approach to the outfit without looking cheap. I would likely pair this look with some chunky sandals and a few gold necklaces.
Style Example: Make My Day Set
Let It Be the Star of Your Outfit
Another essential part of wearing a crop top is letting it be the focal point of your outfit. Crop tops can look cheap easily, just make sure you are styling it right so you come across classy and not trashy. When wearing a crop top, try not to show much more skin. This means wear baggier jeans, or a longer skirt to balance the look out. Also, don’t try too hard with accessories. Some simple gold and silver jewelry and a classic crossbody bag will do just the trick.
Perhaps, the most important part of wearing a crop top… RELAX! Baring your midriff is a lot of the time scary to so many women. This results in fidgeting with the top, slouching, and crossing your arms so cover your stomach. When women do these things while wearing a crop top it takes away from the overall look, and instead of people noticing your cute top and rockin’ bod, they notice how uncomfortable you are. Anyone can rock the crop top, but one must be confident. So stand up straight and loosen up those arms, because you’re going to own it!
Keep it sassy, Indy
Libby, Fashion Intern for Beth Divine Style, Indianapolis Personal Stylist