I don’t have a daring fashion sense so when the crop top first popped in the runways, I thought “that is a trend that I would never wear." The idea of baring my mid-section reminded me of Britney Spears with her choreographed dance moves singing “Hit me baby one more time." Although I enjoyed the song, I would never be caught dead in that outfit unless I’m attending a Halloween party. I guess it’s the fashion victim in me that made me eat my words.
After seeing the trend hit the streets looking chic and sophisticated on fashionistas around the world, I decided to dare to bare my tummy. Since it’s a trend, I went for an affordable version from The Ramp. I can’t stand seeing an exposed belly button (unless you are a belly dancer, or you are at the beach) which made me pick a high waist skirt from Zara. I think its all about proportion and balance so I thought it would be best to wear the crop top with a conservative pleated skirt and a longer hem. I also loved that I found the outfit in neutral tones which made the look ladylike.
For those who want to try this trend but are intimidated with the idea, remember you don’t need to expose your entire mid-section. Designers have come up with many different versions of crop tops and you just need to find a style that fits you. I also like the option of women wearing cropped sweaters with a crisp shirt underneath it.
I’m glad I tried this look on me now that in my 30’s. It probably would be really strange if I did this later in life and look like I raided the closet of my son’s girlfriend.