With the return of the 90s in our dressing room, we are witnessing the arrival of all kinds of fashion pieces with unstructured cuts. Between the balloon sleeves, the oversized cut, and the XXL shoulders, we don’t know where to turn.
A star piece from the 90s caught our attention: the crop-top. This top, which in appearance seems more intended for teenage girls or petite women, is a mini version of a classic top or t-shirt.
Can you wear a sexy crop top when you are round? Who is the crop top made for? Here is our opinion.
What is a crop top?
The crop-top is a short women’s top that usually stops at the level of the navel. There are very short ones that almost look like bras. The crop-top is a style of cut that can be found on many tops: blouses, t-shirts, tops…
But beware, this little darling of the 90s is no longer worn as before. From now on, we hide our navel when we wear a crop top. We explain this to you later in the article.
What morphology to wear a crop-top?
Although most women do not dare to approach it unless they have concrete abs and a twig silhouette, the crop-top is nevertheless a fashion piece that suits most silhouettes.
If you like fashion, you can’t miss this strong 2022 fashion trend. The crop-top is not reserved for young girls, you just have to know how to wear it to make it a chic piece that enhances the curves.
First of all, know that with crop-top and high-waisted bottoms, you will be able to rebalance your silhouette. This is very good news for A-shaped body types (thighs wider than shoulders).
Indeed, women with wide thighs or wide hips will be really comfortable with a crop top. This top redraws the shapes by emphasizing the upper body.
For this to work, choose high-waisted pants or a dark color skirt and drag the eye on your upper body with color.
The backless tank tops also give an illusion of size to women who do not have one. We, therefore, recommend it to round women who want to break a silhouette that is a little too straight.
How to wear a crop top when you have a belly?
Yes, we dare the crop-top when we have a belly! It’s even a great idea to redraw your silhouette.
Wear it with high-waisted bottoms (fluid palazzo pants, for example) and choose a crop top that’s not too short. You will see that it will catch the eye a little higher than your height! And in addition, with your fluid pants or a bootcut, you will have a modern, feminine and slender silhouette.
If you are not super comfortable with this look, just add a chic blazer on top.
How to wear a crop top?
To adopt this piece in the rules of the art while sublimating your silhouette, a few rules are essential.
Choose a crop top for curvy women
If there are models on the market that would be more qualified as bras, we recommend the long croc-top instead. Because to sublimate curves, the length is very important. As usual, we choose our top according to our morphology.
If you have a very large chest and love handles, the ideal is an oversized crop top. We immediately forget the crop-tops with thin straps that would make us look larger in the arms. You can also play with volumes by favoring draped or ruffled models to draw the eye to the upper body.
The crop-top is a garment that is already sexy and feminine by definition, there is no need to choose it with a print that is too flashy. It will also be much easier to combine it when it is solid in color.
No longer show your navel:
These days, wearing a women’s crop top no longer gives a sexy look from the Spice Girls, who proudly showed off their navel piercing. In 2022, the crop-top is a feminine and elegant piece that is worn with a high-waisted bottom, whether it is pants or a skirt. Only a small part of your skin can be seen between the top of the waist and under the crop-top.
Wear the crop-top in winter:
We also wondered how to wear cheap festival sets in winter. And actually, the answer is quite simple. It is enough to choose a crop top with a high neck, turtleneck type, and long sleeves. We put on an oversized blazer over it, which allows you to be warm and to hide the curves that you would not want to let glimpse.
3 look ideas with a crop-top when you’re round:
The glam’ chic look:
A look for curvy women that we absolutely love: the crop-top with a high-waisted pencil skirt.
The high waist skirt is really the feminine and glamorous skirt par excellence. And if in addition, you mix it with a tight crop-top, you will have everything just right.
Of course, if you’re looking for a low-key outfit, this look isn’t for you. But if you assume your curves, I assure you that you will be in bomb mode with this type of association.
The evening dress:
For a dressy outfit (evening, wedding, or another chic event), the crop-top is perfect with a large-size skirt such as a flared skirt or trapeze skirt. Highlighted with high heels, your high-waisted skirt will mark the waist and camouflage the curves in the stomach and thighs.
For a good dose of elegance, we recommend a long-sleeved crop top with a high neck. You also have the option of the matching set (top and bottom of the same color).
The casual chic outfit:
On the other hand, if you are looking for a cheap festival set outfit, nothing like the crop-top and jeans combination. It’s stylish, it’s modern, and it’s perfect for a casual look with a touch of femininity.
Do not forget to choose jeans adapted to your morphology and to sublimate your look with heels.
Accessories are also important since they add chic to your outfit (an elegant clutch, hoop earrings, an XXL necklace on a turtleneck croc-top).