All types of fashion are for everyone, no matter their size or shape, and no type of clothing illuminates that fact more than crop tops. Women of every shape and walk of life step out looking fabulous in them, and baring as much or little midriff as they’re comfy with. That’s where we come in — with a guide to rocking the crop on every figure! (In this guide, categorizing our shapes into body types isn’t meant to be restrictive, just to serve as a loose guideline to help get started shopping!) Click through for a few tips and tricks…
(Defined Waist with Hips and Chest of About the Same Width)
Bare a sliver of skin at the narrowest point of your waist, pairing the top with a high-waisted pencil skirt, midi skirt or pants to really accentuate your core. Show off cleavage to create a greater proportion of skin, or if you’d like to keep your chest in check, tuck into a high-collared top for a sleek look.
(Wider Hips with Narrower Shoulders and Waist)
Draw attention to your awesome waist and shoulders with a wide neckline or shoulder-baring top. If you’re feeling extra playful, go all out with a wildcard piece (like the galaxy shirt pictured) and balance it out with solid, neutral bottoms.
(Narrow Hips with Wider Shoulders and Waist, Rockin’ Legs)
Look for a sleek, structured top that draws attention to your waist, with wide necklines and clean lines all over the look. Pair with an A-line skirt for the ultimate wow factor.
(Shoulders, Waist and Hips All About the Same Width)
Rock a structured or bustier-style crop, and don’t be afraid to try out wild patterns — your frame won’t get lost in them! Bare major midriff if you want, and pair it with a full skirt.
(Toned and Muscular Appearance)
Show off your toned frame with feminine frills, looser looks that drape just so over your fabulous abs, or an ultra-short crop if you’re so inclined, because why not? Pair with skinny jeans or a full skirt.
(5’4″ or Shorter)
Go for tops that have a curve across the midriff rather than straight lines. If you’re going for a look that’s flowey at the waist, consider a top that’s well-fitted at the chest and shoulders to define your shape under all that fabric. Choose a straight-down, solid-colored bottom or a short, flared skirt and heels to even out proportions.