Fashion Trend For Spring Summer 2014: CROP TOPS


Spring is quickly creeping up on us, so get ready because crop tops are coming in strong for this year's 2014 spring style. Crop tops will be making a statement! They’ve been seriously trending for two straight warm seasons now, and I very much doubt they’re going anywhere any time soon.  Personally, I love this springy trend. When done right, the crop top is sexy, chic, and sophisticated all at the same time. But it’s also a tough one to pull off.  If you're like most of us and don't have a runway model physique, this trend can still fit your body.  Here are a few of my tips for wearing a crop top the right way…

Pairing a crop top with some high waisted pants is a great way to keep the exposed skin, but not fully expose your upper-midriff. Like so many other styles, wearing a crop top is all about proportion play. To strike a balance with your tinier top, wear a high-waisted skirt or high-rise trousers on the bottom. when creating a look with a top crop, make sure you always balance the look with the right bottoms.  That way, you can keep this trend feeling ladylike. Definitely no low-cut jeans!  Essentially, that means high-waisted pants or skirts are your crop top’s BFF.

Also, layering is a good way to only show what you're comfortable with. If your tummy feels too exposed with a bare midriff, try layering an open cardigan, jacket, or blazer over your top so that only a hint of skin is showing in the front. Not only will this make you feel a little more covered up, but it’s also a great way to keep this look weather appropriate during the cooler spring months.

Pair with a Pencil - Another key to pulling off the crop top is pairing it with a more conservative bottom. Since the pencil skirt is a sleek and sophisticated style, I love how it looks with a crop top. Think of it as ‘party on the top, business on the bottom.’

If you are curvy make sure to wear a crop top that will hit you at the end of your rib cage or right at your waist! Pair with a body conscious pencil skirt and you will achieve that hourglass figure!

Petite ladies, the key to making this trend work for you are by pairing a boxier cut crop top with high-waist trousers. The boxier cut paired with trousers will elongate your body and give off a more structured look.

Long and lanky ladies, the trick to working this trend is making sure you pair a crop top that hits you right at the waist! Pair with a long and flowy skirt or a pair of boyfriend jeans and you will be good to go! Showing the mid-section and end of your rib cage will elongate your body even more!

Busty ladies! It can be a bit terrifying barring it all with a crop top but luckily there is a lil’ thing called the bustier. These bustier versions of crop tops will hold it all in!

It doesn’t have to bare skin. Thankfully! Sure, your crop top can lift a little, but this summer they’re just long enough to hit your pant/skirt/short waist band. It won’t cover it, but at least it won’t be over your belly button.

I hope these tips help you to feel a little more confident about trying out the crop top trend. The shorter crop tops are definitely made for the brave among us.  Are you going to try this daring spring style?

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