If ever there were two words almost guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of women around the land, “crop” and “top” would be those words.
Let’s face it, the crop top just isn’t an item anyone can wear, is it? We’d argue that you don’t have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans, and you don’t even have to have the figure of supermodel to wear some of the “bodycon” dresses around at the moment, but you really DO need a belly you’re not ashamed to show in all its glory if you want to work the crop top.
(We’d also argue that you need a love of 80’s fashion that goes well beyond the odd pair of leggings, but that’s another issue altogether.)
This is a look that’s neither forgiving or particularly flattering to many figures, but we’ve spotted more than a few little midriff-baring tops in stores recently, so we’re thinking we’d better either get used to them, or hire some new recruits to help deal with the increased numbers of them we’ll presumably soon be seeing around.
What do you think, readers? Will you be welcoming crop top back to the fashion fold, or are they outright crimes of fashion?
(The one shown above, by the way, is £14 from ASOS.)
So, readers, tell us: