Dare To Bare That Midriff: Your Guide To Wearing Crop Tops

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What tops our list of fashion comebacks from the 90s is the super sexy and chic cropped top. When pop stars back in the day had a loyal fan following from the teenage community, they were often spotted strutting this trend like they owned it! This is your go-to guide when you’re confused on how to wear crop tops. Don’t be shy to flaunt this style, because it’s good to show off once in a while… just a little bit!

There are many different ways to style the trendy crop top. Here are some of them:


The first rule of wearing crop tops is to sweep away the myth that you’ve got to be bold, skinny and ready to show off (a lot of) skin. You can be tastefully bold by giving just a sneak peek of your midriff by teaming your crop top with high waisted pants. Flared bottoms or palazzos look great with snug fit tops, while a flirty, loose hanging crop top can be paired with sleek high waist trousers to balance off the look.

Short Stories

A shorter version of the peek-a-boo style is cropping those pants and converting them into shorts. What I mean is, pair that sexy crop top with high waisted shorts. Not only will this look heighten the mini waist size you are proud of, but is also perfect for leggy lasses who don’t mind showing off just a hint of that midriff.

Layer It Up

So you’re conscious about showing any skin at all and are wondering why you should even consider reading this article because crop tops will never be a part of your wardrobe. Well, ever heard of the layering phenomenon? That dainty lace crop top you were drooling over the other day will look so good over a classic fitted T-shirt you already own.

Another great way to layer up the crop top is by wearing it over a gorgeous maxi dress that you thought was too-out-there to be worn in public. This pairing is such a fun twist and totally changes the individuality of both the trends when they magically come together.

All Tied Up

Those who are still hesitant to embrace this style, this version of the crop top is perfect for you. Pick up any buttoned down T-shirt or shirt that you love, and tie it up from the front into a knot or a bow in the centre. That way, you have complete control over the desired length of the top and how much you are willing to show. A side knot is also a quirky way of turning your favourite graphic tee into a flirty crop top.

Flirty Skirty

A classy yet super stunning look you can create with a simple crop is by pairing it with an A-line skirt. This look will give that to-die-for hourglass shape to your body, and pretty prints can really take it up a notch. Increase the level of cuteness by sporting a crop top with chic skater skirts for the ultimate feel-good look-good combo!

Flouncy Fierce

Not all crop tops have to be snug and body hugging. You can easily float in your breezy crop top, feeling utterly comfy and looking fabulously chic. Pair up a flouncy, feminine top with fitted pants or denims for an ultra trendy look.

Pop It Up

If you don’t want to experiment with the crop top only because you think too much of something can backfire, stick to monochromes. Team black or white tees with slim-fit denims, a safe combination that seldom goes wrong. What can really lift this look are bold accessories that pop up the entire look. Adding a touch of gold or silver teamed with bright lips is a sure-shot classy-chic look. Get preppy and let the add-ons do the talking here.

Size Matters

A fun way of wearing the crop top without showing too much of that midriff is by covering it up with a fabulous structured or oversized blazer. This look can be further enhanced by going for printed blazers that can work well for night-outs as well as a day out in the winter sun.

Don’t shy away from this trend that is here to stay and can be embraced in so many versatile ways.


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