Top of the Crops

24 Jul
Sarah Harding shows off her enviable abs

Sarah Harding shows off her enviable abs

It seems like everyday I read the newspaper I’m told how our nation is getting persistently fatter, so why is our high street awash with cropped tops? Surely they are the cardinal sin for anyone sporting a bit of a spare tyre?

When I first read about this trend I had visions of flabby bellies hanging out of unflattering tops everywhere I turned, but thankfully as yet I haven’t had to witness such monstrosities. Actually, I’ve been quite surprised at how easy to wear the new breed of cropped tops are. They’re pretty, floaty and…I might even want one for myself.

Obviously I wouldn’t dare inflict my less than toned stomach on the poor British public, but by layering a cropped vest over a plain top I could nod to the trend without being too unsightly!

It seems I’m not the only one who has fallen for this trend,  Cheryl Cole, Lindsay Lohan and Sarah Harding have been spotted in them, and they’re flying off the shelves in Topshop – easily the place with the biggest selection.

 For all those fortunate enough to have a flat stomach like Sarah Harding, go all out and show off your hard work in my pick of the top of the crops, and for the rest of us we’ll just have to layer it up.

Topshop £28

Topshop £28

It’s sequinned, floral and cropped – that’s three of the seasons biggest trends ticked off for £28 from Topshop.

Topshop floral

Topshop £16

This floral number is a pretty cover up and at just £16 it’s an ideal way to try out the trend without breaking the bank. Buy it here.

Asos £10

Asos £10

For a kitsch crop try this stamp print top currently in the Asos sale for £10.

Cheryl teams her cropped tee with a high waisted skirt

Cheryl teams her cropped tee with a high waisted skirt

 Get Cheryl’s look for yourself with this cropped t-shirt from Topshop.

Topshop £12

Topshop £12

 Cropped and complete with shoulder pads…so wrong or so right?

Lindsay Lohan crops out

Lindsay Lohan crops out

Get the very same top as Li-Lo from Topshop (where else?) at £28.

Topshop £28

Topshop £28

Will you be daring to bare in a crop top or do you think it’s one style revival too far?


Images courtesy of Topshop, Daily Mail and Popsugar

2 Responses to “Top of the Crops”

  1. wardrobemag July 25, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    I too would also not inflict my less than toned belly on the public haha, but teaming it with a vest sounds like a good idea.

    If you can get away with it, flaunt it I say!


  2. Nicolaj88 July 25, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Initially I wasn’t happy about the return of crop tops! But some actually look really nice, I love LiLo’s Topshop one. May have to do some crunches before I bust out one anytime soon though!xx

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