Don’t get shocked when we say Crop Tops are versatile! By that, we are not only talking about the numerous ways they can be styled but the fact that they can be worn all year round. Everyone knows that these midriff-baring tops were the highlight this summer but only a few know how the whole crop top craze has made its way into the winter fashion as well. For example, pairing crop tops with Knit Cardigans, trench coats, bomber jackets, button-down shirts, leather skirts/jackets, etc. If you want to understand why everyone is going gaga over crop-tops, give them a try! Take our word, there’s no turning back after trying this cropped style; you will fall in love with the ease and effortless look they offer. The key to rock crop tops is balancing the overall look.
Do pay attention to the length and fit to choose the right crop top style:
Length of the crop top: There are generally two lengths: one ends right below the bra line and the other ends above the navel or belly button. The longer crop tops are a good fit for any body type. If you do not want to expose your skin, the longer one is for you.
Fit: Always decide the fitting of the top depending on the occasion and type of bottom you wish to pair with it. For example, go for a loose cropped t-shirt or top with a tightly fitted bottom or high waist skirt for an edgy look. For a semi-formal event pair your crop top with a tailored blazer and formal pants.
4 Flattering Ways to do Crop Tops Right!
The casual way
Elevate your definition of casual! The best thing about crop tops is the minimal time and effort they take to style. Opt for a relaxed crop top or tee (graphic designs any day!). Pair your top with high-waisted jeans or shorts for attaining a figure-flattering ensemble. Alternatively, layer your crop top with a long coat in winter and complete your look with chunky boots. You can even go for cropped sweatshirt or sweater and pair it with joggers for a comfy-laid back style.
Classy office look
Add a little twist to your never-ending saga of plain formal shirts and pants. For this look, long and structured crop tops are best suited; it helps in maintaining an appropriate look for the workplace. Pair it with a high-waisted pencil skirt or tapered pants and pumps. Try avoiding tacky or inappropriate prints, graphics, or designs; solid or neutral hues are office-friendly options. Throw a blazer or a tailored coat over the top in winters, this addition makes it next level iconic.
Glam Party look
From skirts to lehengas to sarees to dhotis, you can style crop tops with anything! With just one crop top, you can attain three different looks for three different types of parties:
- Indo-western- Pair your crop top with a printed/embroidered palazzo or long skirt. Complete the look with big ear loops and open-toe flats, juttis, or square toe heels.
- All ethnic- Wear your lehenga with an embellished or statement sleeve- crop top and accessorize to accentuate the look.
- Night out- Opt for a metallic or printed top and pair with a midi-maxi length, peplum or flared skirt with wedges or strappy heels. Alternatively, a solid fitted crop top with jeans or leggings and thigh-high boots can spruce up your party look.
Loungewear and athleisure are the pandemic hits, and let’s agree we all love them. So for your next outing, opt for a comfortable- sporty look with sports shorts, leggings, jegging or joggers with a well-fitted crop top and funky sneakers or chunky platform shoes. Add a blazer to look ‘gram’-ready.
If you already love crop tops, go ahead and give these styles a try. If you have never worn crop tops, go ahead and give yourself a chance!
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