What is a Crop Top?

what is a crop top

A crop top is a woman’s casual sleeveless or short-sleeved garment for the upper body, cut short so that it reveals the stomach. In simple words it is a piece of clothing for a woman’s top half that does not cover her stomach. A crop top is also known as a “belly shirt” or a “cutoff shirt,”. A crop top usually falls just above or around the navel, exposing the midriff section. A crop top is a versatile item in a woman’s wardrobe but unfortunately it is not recommended for formal wearing. However, it is perfect for hot summer days and spring outings or as a beach wear. A crop top is sexy, chic, and sophisticated all at the same time. But it’s also a tough one to pull off.

You can wear a crop top for many reasons, to show off your belly button, navel ring, flat toned abs or the baby bump. Crop tops are certainly not the easiest trend to style, and it takes a somewhat daring fashion sense (not to mention a toned tummy). But pulling off the crop top doesn’t have to be so intimidating.

Wearing a crop top is all about proportion play. If you love crop tops but aren’t comfortable the way they show your belly, you can try a different style to pull it off. To balance it, wear a high-waisted skirt or high-rise trousers on the bottom with the crop top. It will sure make you feel more comfortable. Pairing your crop top with more conservative bottom will help you pull it off. For example pair a crop top with pencil skirt to get that sleek & sophisticated style. You can also wear a jacket or a cardigan over your crop top so that only a hint of skin is showing in the front. Similarly there are many ways to dress up in a crop top without exposing much of your belly skin.