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Short and sweet: Tips for wearing crop tops

With spring approaching putting us back on the road to warmer weather it’s the perfect time to start thinking about crop tops! This springy trend has been everywhere lately and I’ve spotted them on city streets and at many recent runway shows. This little top is making a big noise and when it’s done right it looks chic and sophisticated, but it can be a bit tough to pull off!

Here are the top tips for wearing a crop top

Rachel by Alex Grant

Rachel by Alex Grant

Forget the ‘90’s

If the minute you hear crop top you think of 90’s pop stars like the Spice Girls banish that thought! This time around, crop tops are far more subtle and they don’t automatically mean baring your belly button. Crop tops now only need to show a demure sliver of skin, they don’t need to be in your face or show miles of flesh.

 

Peach and Linen by Leah

Peach and Linen by Leah


Create proportion play

Striking a balance when wearing a crop top is essential and the perfect way to do this is to match your tinier top with high waisted skirts or pants, or a jacket that almost closes in t front. Playing with proportions is a fun way to manipulate the effect of a crop top.

 

Layer it

Layers are also essential when wearing a crop top and you should be able to transform your look from one suited to lying on the couch playing games at iPadcasino.ca to visiting a real casino for a glam night out. A cropped sweater with a longer shirt or dress underneath is a great way to embrace this trend.

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI by Michael Boitin

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI by Michael Boitin

Keep it conservative

A crop top can liven up your wardrobe but you can also go for a more stylish look by pairing it with a conservative bottom. Pencil skirts or tailored trousers create a sophisticated look with a fun and funky twist and can take the crop top from beach to boardroom if worn correctly.

Cover it up

Bare skin might be a little intimidating at the moment, especially as it’s still quite cool, so you might want to wear a boxy jacket or cropped sweater over a longer top. You’ll still create the illusion of a crop top but you’ll feel a bit more covered up.

Now you know how to wear a crop top, go out and grab a few and incorporate them into your wardrobe!

Sporty Crop Top with Pencil Skirt by Mario Morri

Sporty Crop Top with Pencil Skirt by Mario Morri