I remember when I bought my very first crop top a few years ago. I was in my late twenties and felt like I had no business showing my midriff. Now that I’m 31, it’s one of my favorite things to wear – if done right. As with any outfit, It’s all about proportions. Obviously, I’m not going to pair a crop top with a mini skirt or short shorts. Instead, you’ll likely find me wearing one with a midi skirt or my favorite high waisted jeans. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re going to be showing off skin in one area of your body, then cover up (or at least be sensible!) in the other half for balance.
When it comes to choosing the actual crop top, I actually love wearing athletic tops! This cutout top is from Outdoor Voices is technically a sports bra. It comes in seven different colors and the fabric is pretty thick and supportive! I also have this knotted workout tank that I love wearing as everyday wear. J.Crew also makes some cute activewear that can do double duty like this cherry print top! Well, there you have it – my not-so-secret formula to wearing crop tops while keeping it modest!
Are you down to try the crop top look or is it a hard pass for you? Let me know in the comments below!