Anyone else not a fan of a crop top? Maybe it’s because I’m not 18 anymore but I can’t cope with anything that pretty much only covers my boobs, unless it’s a bikini of course. I’m still that person who sees a lush top in a shop and wishes it had an extra 6 inches of material on the bottom of it.
Wow, I really am sounding more like my mother every day.
Anyway, it’s ok to not want your belly on show, and just because there are loads of tiny tops in stores doesn’t mean we have to be wearing them if we’re not comfortable in them. However, there are a few tricks you can use so you can finally buy one and pull it off for summer.
HIGH-WAISTED BOTTOMS ARE YOUR FRIEND
Get yourself a crop top which sits right on the top of some high waisted jeans, or a tie-waisted skirt. Nobody wants to have to tuck things in, especially in summer, so invest in high-waisted items that sit at a higher part of your body.
FLOATY BOTTOMS OF TOPS (YEP)
If you’re a little worried about skin/tummy sitting on top of your jeans, then have a look at crop tops with ruffled, loose or pleated hems. The top I’m wearing in this outfit is a perfect example! Shop it here.
TRY A CROP TOP OVER A DRESS, OR OVER A CAMI
Who says you can’t layer your tops!? A great way to wear a crop top is over the top of a simple cami, or a strappy dress. They’ll be ideal for winter too when layering is super fun – hello cropped jumpers!
OR… A DRESS OVER YOUR CAMI?
Dungarees, overalls and pinafore dresses look gorgeous with a little crop top underneath. You don’t show any skin and you can still buy those crop tops you’ve got your eye on.
TRY A SHIRT OVER THE TOP
If you want a casual outfit with a new crop top, then pop a chambray style shirt over the top. You can tie it at the waist to cover up skin if you want to, or leave open!
Ease into crop top wearing by trying it under something sheer or laced. Perfect for when you’d usually wear a cami, but mixing it up instead!
CROP TOP HEAVEN (all under £20!)
Top – River Island (comes in 10000 colours!)
Skirt – ASOS (in the sale!)
Bag – New Look (also in the sale..)
Shoes – New Look (also come in pink)
Watch – c/o Ice Watch (old but it’s the CITY Tanner style!)
Earrings – Accessorize
Let me know if I’ve helped you in some way with crop top wearing! Let me know if you try some of my tips, and of course if you like the outfit I’m wearing!
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