Remember when the cropped top was in vogue in the late nineties? My favourite outfit was a pair of baggy linen draw-string pants and a barely-there navy top. It showed off a huge expanse of tummy (toned and tanned back then) and the obligatory nineties belly button ring. I felt like the long lost white girl member of TLC.
Cropped is back but it’s definitely subtler. Barely a sliver of skin on display, if any. There are plenty of ways to wear a cropped top without showing tummy.
1. With a dress
A great way to utilise a cropped top is to wear it over a dress. It still allows you to see the waist-line, giving it a more flattering silhouette than if you wore a longer top.
2. With a top underneath
An easy cheat is to wear a simple tank or bustier under your cropped top. Keep it the same shade as your lower half for a stream-lined look.
3. With a high waist
This lace top is actually quite cropped but you cannot tell due to the high waisted skirt/pant. The lace detail also lets through a hint of skin. Sexy without being overt about it. A high waisted pencil skirt with a cropped top looks divine.
4. With light coverage
You can always try a little camouflage. Details like fringing or lace give you a little more coverage and perhaps a little more courage.