Well, if you think crop top is only for skinny bitches, THINK AGAIN. Fashion didn’t stop at size 4 and regardless of the fact that we have belly fat or not, we can ALL rock a crop top. (Yes we do!!)But here’s the thing, if you are the type of girl like me who has food baby 24/7, there are certainly some tips you don’t wanna miss as they truly make life easier. So girls, ready to step out of your comfort zone and rock this baddie? Below I’ve gathered 8 tips if you wonder how to wear a crop top for curvy and plus-size girls. Enjoy!
1. WEAR THE CROP TOP WITHOUT SHOWING THE BELLY
I get it, so you are not wearing a crop top because you are not comfortable showing your love handles and muffin tops. But wait, who said wearing a crop top must show a stripe of skin out?
After all, what really matters is to dress whatever you feel comfortable with. Instead of choosing the super cropped top, go for the appropriate length and team it with high waist jeans just seal the deal. You aren’t really miss anything as you still enjoy the leg elongating effect! Cute and stylish.
2. SHIFT ATTENTION UPWARD FOR A BALANCED FIGURE
While we don’t have a flat belly, crop tops can still be flattering on us if we know how to create an hourglass illusion. Yes, I said it, ILLUSION. That said, you can visually widen your chest area by wearing the shoulder pad top to add some bulk to your upper body. That way, your waist will look comparatively slimmer and gives out a more balanced silhouette.
As for my favorite, an off-shoulder top just works wonders for me. Not only does it looks really feminine, showcasing the shoulder line just draws people’s attention away from the belly area perfectly and contour my figure as a whole.
3. WHEN IN DOUBT, GO FOR CO-ORD SET
If you want to look put together in a crop top with minimal effort, go for the co-ord set. Putting the same shade and pattern from head to toe just make your figure looks united and thus look slimmer and taller as a result.
Throw on a black co-ord set with chunky sneakers and retro sunglasses, gal you’re ready to hit the town.
4. OUTERWEAR IS YOUR CONFIDENCE BOOSTER
If you aren’t wearing a crop top that often, high chance you will feel insecure in them, and guess what, you are definitely not alone. And that’s why outerwear plays a major role here to give you an instant confidence boost. Instead of throwing a baggy jacket that doesn’t serve you right, go for a sleek blazer, dropline cardigan, or any kind of straight-line outerwear that will draw eyes vertically to maximize the slimming effect. Easy piecey!
5. TEAM CROP TOP WITH STRUCTURED FABRIC
As much as I love leggings to my core, I have to admit they aren’t the best thing to team with with my crop top. Unless your pairs are structured and thick enough to hold the shape, I don’t recommend them in general. Instead, go for the sturdy fabric like high waist tweed dress and denim that can slightly sculpt your belly – that truly make a difference!
6. PAIR CROP SWEATER WITH DRESS FOR WINTER
For the winter days, sometimes I would love to mix my cropped sweater with my cute summer dress. Guess what, the looks are actually not bad at all! For a sweet darling look, layer up a pink sweater with a floral dress, sheer black tights, and ankle boots are just beyond refreshing.
For the girls who want extra sassiness, get bold with a side slit dress and thigh-high boots that just boost the coolness tenfolds.
7. LAYER UP THE CROP TOP FOR A CLASSY CURVY LOOK
I remembered once a reader email me and ask: How to not look trashy in a crop top? Well, they don’t have to be trashy looking at all! It really depends on how to style them. For a sleek boss girl look, wear a jacquard crop top with a tunic white shirt underneath just make you look like a million dollars.
So yes ladies, you can actually hide your belly and look expensive in a crop top. How crazy is that?
8. PEPLUM CROP TOP FOR PLUS SIZE BAE
Last but not least, my all-time favorite – the peplum crop top. They are the godsend for curvy and plus-size girls. Featuring a pleated strip of fabric around the high waist area, it just comfortably hide your belly and fake an hourglass figure for you. To take this killer look to another level, add a color-contrasting belt to finish your ensemble, and here you go – the most flattering silhouette you can possibly have.
So here are the 8 outfit ideas if you wonder how to wear a crop top for curvy and plus-size girls. I remember once someone said to me I can’t wear a crop top without a flat tummy, well, screw that. I tested it myself and the crop top looks flattering on me. Listen to no one but yourself girls, 99% of the time you won’t regret stepping out of your comfort zone!
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Let’s have a quick recap first:
- Wear the crop top without showing the belly
- Shift attention upward for a balanced figure
- When in doubt, go for co-ord set
- Outerwear is your confidence booster
- Team crop top with structured fabric
- Pair crop sweater with dress for winter
- Layer up the crop top for a clasy curvy look
- Peplum crop top for plus size bae