Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Two Rules for Wearing a Crop Top After 30 or Would You Wear A Crop Top?

Two Rules for Wearing a Crop Top After 30 or Would You Wear A Crop Top?

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Originally, I thought I'd write a post on "How to Wear a Crop Top." And then I started adding caveats like If You Don't Have a 6 Pack or If You're Not 21 Anymore. Then it was a question: Can Adult Women Wear Crop Tops? Here's the thing-I'm not sure. I haven't worn one since I was under 21, likely under 18. And after doing some online research, I'm not sure that I'm into the look as hard as I look.

So here's my question: would you wear one? If so, how?

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If you look around for crop top outfit inspiration, it's primarily stick skinny, young women baring it all. Throughout this post, I've shared a few images that I find much more appealing on the other side of thirty, but let me tell you, it's slim pickings. This may be a trend that has passed me by, but I've honed in on a few tips if you try one.


1. Don't show your belly button. 
2. Wear flats, pants, a maxi skirt and/or long sleeves. Something needs to be covered up and feeling more funky than, well, slutty naked. 

That's it! Two rules. I think I might try this with a shirt tied up like we used to do back in the day. That way, if I hate it, I haven't purchased a silly crop top that I'll never wear again!

But, what about this concept, which combines the carefree feeling of a crop top with some actual, you know, stomach coverage? I may be on to something...

Via Anthropologie
Not that into the stripes around your midsection? Try one of the different prints. 


  1. No, I wouldn't. Something along the lines of the last one though would be ok.