Crop tops are definitely sticking around this season, girls!! I love crop top and I do have quite a collection of this flirty top since they can create an optical illusion to elongate your body if done the right way (super functional for a petite) and they are perfect to welcome the sunny days of spring and summer!
Crop tops come in a variety of shapes – the ladylike type that shows just a sliver of midsection when paired with skirt or pants, and the full-on mini that shows some serious stomach. Choosing the right one for your body type and confidence is the most important thing to remember if you’re trying to pull off this daring trend. I am here to encourage you to wear crop tops and today I will give you some styling inspiration to wear this fabulous fashion trend in classy ways!
(1. Lipstick, at YSL; 2. Pleated Pintucked Silk and Cotton-blend Top, at Vika Gazinskaya; 3. Soft Colored Slack, at Stylenanda; 4. Micro Boxer Bag, at Reed Krakof; 5. Solitaire Platform Pumps, at Jeffrey Campbell)
Here is the ting. Crop tops are good for you petite girls. Why? Because if you pair a crop top with a high waisted pants (or skirt), you are actually creating the illusion of having more legs – they can elongate your figure. Look at the picture above.
I am combining a flirty soft pink crop top with a high waisted pants in the same color to create an almost unbroken vertical line from top to bottom. This is what I meant about the “illusion” thing. Try to keep the color coordinated to make the trick work to the fullest.
Again, if you’re worried about displaying too much skin, you an opt for a length that skims above your waist. However, the high waist pants will also help you show just a sliver of exposed skin anyway. So that’s ok.
For the shoes you can wear a pair of heeled sandals to strike a balance with the whole outfit. A pink leather bag will make you look classier and a little touch of nude lipstick will complete the look. This chic and very clean look is so approachable and perfect to wear for a fancy lunch.
(1. Cropped Printed Satin-Gabardine Top, at Mary Katrantzou; 2. Textured Gathered Knee Midi Skirt, at Topshop; 3. High Heel Strappy Sandals, at Zara; 4. Leather Chain Strap Pouch Bag, at Topshop; 5. Sterling Silver Ring, at Bottega Veneta)
I bet you’ve never ever thought of wearing crop top to a formal occasion, but think again. In my opinion, wearing the right type of crop top and know how to style it will make you look elegant and classy at the same time.
For a romantic vibe (read: dinner with your boyfriend or a wedding reception), try to pair a sleeveless crop top with a beautiful midi skirt. I recommend you to wear floral printed crop top or something that is embellished with beautiful patterns. Don’t forget to pick a ladylike crop top that show just a sliver of midsection, which is totally appropriate for a formal occasion.
You can see above that crop tops and midi skirts are such a cute combo, right? The midi skirt keeps you from looking like you’re overexposed and you can also mix and match colors and patterns with the top or bottom to have a less boring look. That’s why I picked a floral patterned crop top and combine it with a fantastic bold colored skirt.
Complete the look with a pair of ankle strap heeled sandals, a pretty clutch, and accessories like a statement ring. An up-do hair style will really complement this outfit and will make you look really elegant.
Just remember that for formal occasion, try to avoid picking pieces that will reveal your belly button. This is a way to turn a flirty, feminine look into a cheap and overly exposed outfit. So, are you going to wear crop top this season?