Outfit Post: 5/8/13


Top: Thrifted — Skirt and bracelet: Gift — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Moss) — Oxfords: Payless — Necklace: Hand-me-down — Earrings: World Market


I think this blouse is the closest thing I own to a crop-top.


The crop-top is one of those trends that’s coming back around that I can really only observe with fascination and curiosity. I’ve seen folks wear them and look amaaazing (see: 1 / 2 / 3 ), but I still feel most comfortable admiring them on other people, ya know? I’m still learning which areas of skin I feel confident in exposing and which ones make me feel shaky and anxious.


I also have extra weirdness with them because as a long-torsoed person I have historically had a hard time finding long-enough shirts anyway, and there’s that annoying diamond of lower-back skin that always and forever will become exposed when I bend over. No. Matter. What.

So, y’know, it’s a thing.


I enjoy admiring them on other people, though! I love the variety of styles I’ve seen them come up in–sweet and romantic, tough and edgy, polished and chic. Surprisingly versatile, although perhaps not office-friendly.

So how do you feel about crop-tops, huh? Tell me! Teeeeelllll meeeeeeeee.


7 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 5/8/13

  1. Jen says:

    Oh dear, nonono. Nope. Crop tops are not for me. Not in the early 80’s, and not now. I’m a short-torso’d (ugh, apologies for the apostrophe abuse but torsoed looked weeeeird) short person (just a skosh over 5’4″) with plenty of boobage, and I fight against looking square-ish on a daily basis anyway. Crop tops, tent-shaped ANYTHING, and midi skirts are all things I shy away from, for the standard short-person-with-generous-boobage reasons. Crop tops make me look square. And besides that, nobody wants to see my stomach. It’s been ravaged by carrying a huge baby and not giving a fig for exercise for too many years and it’s positively corrugated. I’ll be keeping that lovely sight to myself, thankyouverymuch.

    All that said… you look very cute in your semi-crop top. That’s a great color on you as well. :o)

  2. I love all of these colors. Cool but not drab.

    Crop tops. I have thrifted two. I don’t know why. There is no way in hell I’m showing my belly, except maybe at Rock of Ages in June (don’t ask). But, I have them and I’m trying SO VERY HARD to work them into my non-tummy-baring wardrobe. It has not been a success. At all. But, I’ll keep you informed because I know you want to know about my crop top issues. 😉

  3. I think crop tops look great on everyone but me. Like you, I’m fine with showing skin in a number of places, I’ll wear backless, sheer, and sleeveless, but I prefer my top long enough to cover the belly and triangle of back. I like layering them over things, but even still I don’t have a defined waist and look weird in them.

    Like Jen, I am shorter torso’d and bigger in the bust than I used to be.

  4. Crop tops are a no. A no for everyone over 10 years old, just like rompers. Excepting in the bedroom, because of course everyone can wear anything they want there.

  5. Short torso-ed, short person here, and wishing all tops could be crop tops. I have trouble with shirt lengths, especially when pairing with skirts or over dresses. My cropped cardis fall almost at the right spot on me.

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