They say do something that scares you everyday. If wearing a crop top qualifies as scary, count me in.
Although the crop top trend has been on my fashion radar for the past few years, I finally mustered up the courage to dabble in its glory. Last Friday I wore a crop top out on the town.
When I entered the Institute of Contemporary Art “First Friday” Exhibition I was a trendy Karli Kloss. When I exited the dive bar that I ended up at later that night, I was Britney Spears circa 2007. Truth be told the crop top is somewhat tricky to pull off after a few drinks, but if you engage your core and believe in yourself you can go the distance.
The crop top trend walks a fine line between tacky and chic. To make sure you fall under the chic category I would suggest pairing a crop top with a high waisted skirt, or pants that cover your belly button. It is also important to make sure you are covering enough skin. So if you're crop is a tank either pair it with a blazer or make sure your bottom half is covered by pants, or even a midi skirt.
Crop tops have been claiming their territory on the fashion scene since Jasmine wore a midriff revealing turquoise ensemble in the movie Aladdin. The crop was later tested on humans in the early 80’s when Madonna took on the trend. In the 90’s, the Spice Girls, our girl Britney, and TLC followed suit. Over the past few years’ midriffs have thrived on the runway thanks to the likes of Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Theyskens Theory, Dior, and Calvin Klein.
On May 5th, much to my delight, the crop top graced the red carpet at this years Met Gala.
Have you been brave enough to rock a crop?