Love or Loathe: Crop Tops

Crop tops have been cropping up (sorry) on the runways for a few season now. They sprouted like weeds in stores spring, and they seem to be holding strong for fall.

While a tiny bit of midriff peeking out from a well styled look can work, the full belly view isn't a great look. I do like that I'm seeing loose crops over fitted dresses and long camisoles. I think its a unique play on proportions if styled correctly. I also like some of the classier crops look very nice with high waisted skirts and pants. It's a different take then the cut off tops and baby tees I remember from high school, but those are still out there. In fact, the crop tops I see in most stores look like a hacked up vintage t-shirts or something right off the Spice Girls. These are a no.

How do you feel about crop tops? Do you think they can be styled well? Do you like that look? Or do the bad ones ruin it for all crop tops?

Pictured: (l to r)
Mesh Paneled Crop Top, Dorothy Perkins, $17
Pink Crop Tee, Wet Seal, $16.50


Unknown said…
I think crop tops are alright XP
But I'm nearly torso-less so it may not flatter all body types
Anonymous said…
I'm almost 35. I need to say no.

--Nora B
Jael Paris said…
I like them for layering over fit-and-flare dresses. As a belly-baring

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