Each spring there is a trend that pops up that everyone wants to try, but very few can actually pull off. Last year it was high-waisted shorts. This year? Dressy crop tops. Not only is this style questionable in terms of appropriateness, but it’s not always the most flattering even if you have a kick-butt body. Need a few examples? So glad you asked!
The same goes for Selena Gomez — she rarely makes a fashion misstep, but her Kidss Choice Awards look wasn’t her best. This D&G outfit actually looks pretty chic and sleek… when she’s standing up. But this is the main problem with crops–the nearly unavoidable muffin top that happens when you sit down, no matter how skinny you are. So unless you plan to orbit around the party all night, never getting off your feet for a second, you might want to rethink this style!
But, if you’re determined to indulge in this trend, here’s how to do it right–layer a casual crop over a fitted cami, a la AJ Michalka: AJ is totes in fashion — crops look better with a casual style — but her tank underneath keeps a lid on any jiggly bits and she avoids looking like she’s backstage at a Def Leppard concert.
Tell me girls, would you rock a formal crop top to a hot summer party? Or is this one of those trends that is better left on the rack?