Crops stay on top

Crops stay on top

Crops stay on top

Setting foot into the fashion world with a controversy when Madonna sported it in the 1990s, crop tops have come a long way. These tops are trending and are pretty much seen everywhere. The red carpet, fashion runways, movies, wedding isles...they are omnipresent in the world of glamour. Often seen as a ‘love or hate’ item, they are definitely the most adaptable piece of finery.

This belly baring outfit has made it to Western fashion with more and more fashionistas flaunting it. These unmatched element of clothing, that draw the eye to the bellies, can be the most flattering piece of attire this summer. “Chic and sophistication describe crop tops perfectly. A perfect summer wear, they can be worn with shorts, skirts, pants, palazzos, leggings and the list goes on. These tops are also making it to the ethnic wear section and can look perfect with just anything,” says Amruthavarshini Gowda, a professional.

One may back out from the idea of wearing a crop top as it is certainly not the easiest trend to style. These, to an extent, require a perfect curvy body with flat abs. But a smart dresser can pull off anything with a little innovation. The smart pieces that usually have a stereotypical image due to the requirement of perfect body type, can be effectively styled to match every figure. “These tops have the belly baring image and not everyone has a flat tummy. But they can be made accessible to all with a little bit of effort put behind styling them. They can look perfect on anyone who has a sense of style,” adds Amruthavarshini. 

These tops can be voguish when worn with high-waist skirts and pants with a very little tummy show. Wearing a crop top does not have to be very intimidating as not all crop tops reveal a large part of your midrib. One can style these tops by showing just a bashful trace of skin and not the whole belly. They can also be paired with a jacket or a cardigan that can make for a subtle style statement. And if you are too worried about your little paunch or uncomfortable with the tummy baring, then this trendy wears can be layered with a smart T-shirt underneath. To make this look even better, one can pair it with a piece of silver jewellery and abide a modish look for this sunny season.

Shefali Pearson, who keeps up with the fashion trends says, “I love wearing crop tops. For me it is more about personal style and also I follow the fashion trends in London. These tops are undoubtedly the best summer style one can adhere.” The tops that are cropped from the normal length, come in different styles including the cropped V-neck, blouse crop, tank crops, chiffon crop tops, print crop tank, lace crop tops, t-shirt crop tops, full-sleeved crop tops.... And if one does not own a crop top and is eager to try the look, then one can cut out a baggy, loose fitted T-shirt or a tank top to the crop top size and walk out in style.

Another fashionista, Sindu Chandran, who is a fan of short tops, wraps up, “These tops are smart and classy. They make me feel confident and sexy. They are so high on style that they can go perfectly well with just a pair of boyfriend jeans and a classy sandal.”

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