If you think you need a flat tummy and three week raw diet cleanse before you wear a crop top this summer, you need to get a reality check. The only requirements for rocking a crop top is having a torso. Crop tops looks cute on everyone–guys, girls, fat, skinny, short, tall…they’re just great!
Whether it’s been self-consciousness holding you back or you just don’t know the best crop top for you, check out these seven crop top tips. Your style options are endless. So have fun, let go and let your tummy get some sun.
Don't Worry About Your Love Handles Or Your Not-So-Flat TummyYou're going to anyway, but seriously, try not to. Crop tops will look great and so will you even if you aren't a size 2. It's okay if your skin, fat, muscle, whatever hangs off on the sides of your top. IT'S OKAY. You'll still look rad and confident as hell. Source: Cupcake's Clothes
Relax, It's Just A Lil' Air Around Your StomachWhen I first started wearing crop tops I felt half naked. Even though I was only revealing a tiny bit of skin, it was enough to make me want to cover up my midsection. Source: Clueless/Paramount Pictures
Turn Your Old Shirts Into DIY Crop TopsInstead of buying a crop top just transform one of your old tops into one. Whether you go the sewing route or the no-sew route, there are a ton of tutorials out there for you to check out. Source: Etsy
Pair Your Crop Top With High Waist Pants, Shorts Or SkirtsIf you want to rock a crop top but don't want to show too much skin, just wear your crop top with something high waisted. It's a cute look and it'll make you feel a little less naked. Source: AmericanApparel.com
You Can Dress A Crop Top Up Or DownCrop tops don't only have to be worn for casual wear. With the right outerwear and accessories you can immediately dress up a crop top. The easiest way to do this is to pair your top with a blazer, a skirt and some dressier shoes. Source: Gabbi Fresh
Experiment With Different Crop Top StylesYep, yours truly was pretty apprehensive to wear crop tops until I found one that a) fit and b) worked with my personal style. Try loose ones, try tight ones. Try long sleeve, try short sleeved. Try solid colors, try attention grabbing prints. Seriously, you might think you're not so into crop tops when really you just haven't found one that jives with you. Source: Instagram
Get Some Style InspoWhether you're getting inspiration from Rihanna or even some '90s movie, it's fun to take a look you love and put your own spin on it. Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney
Do you wear crop tops already? Are crop tops not really your style? Any other tips for anyone who is too embarrassed to wear one? Tell us in the comments!