Crop tops are all the rage this summer but can be daunting for some. The trick is to pick the right style for your body type.
If you have an hourglass body shape, go for a strappy crop top that holds your waist to enhance your curves. A Juliet sleeve crop top also looks great on this body type.
If you have a slim and straight body frame, crop tops can help to shorten your height and accentuate your curves. Try a touch-neck crop top to add volume and definition to your shoulders, or opt for a strappy back crop top to draw attention to your slim waist. A v-neck, scoop neck or sweetheart neck crop top will look great. Pair your crop top with a skirt that falls a few inches below the crop top for a flattering, curvy outfit.
Get ready for your next workout in women’s training crop tops that fit like a second skin and let you move without holding you back. Stretchy, moisture-absorbing fabric keeps you comfy so you can concentrate on your form and goals. Boost your look with ribbed details that make your crop top eye-catching, or add a little oomph to your boobs with a bustier crop top. Look to Kim K for inspiration, and wear your top with a high-waisted skirt to show off those chiseled thighs.
If you have an hourglass petite body shape, you can get away with fitted crop tops and a neckline that will draw attention to your beautiful face and accentuate your curves. A neck is perfect because it creates space in your neck area to make you appear taller and evenly distributes the volume from your chest. You can also wear a scoop neck cropped tee to look flattering and show off a little cleavage, depending on how daring you want to be.
Avoid any jackets that are overly boxy or have wide shoulders, as they will accentuate your waistline more than you desire. Look for skirt hemlines that fall right above or at your natural waist to add definition and work with your figure. Slimming necklines of girls crop tops like a scoop neck, sweetheart, halter and V-neck will highlight your bust and define your waistline. Sleeves should be fitted and can be either light or a bit longer to balance the look.
The pear body shape is bottom-heavy, meaning your hips and thighs are fuller than your waist. This body type also has a small bust and narrow shoulders.
Tops that show off the waist can be flattering for this body type because they highlight your defined curves. This is why crop tops with waist definition are best for the pear body type. Other good options for this body type are long sweaters (think cable knits), blouses with a defined neckline and Bardot or boat necklines.
Skirts are a great wardrobe staple for the pear body because they elongate the legs. Look for skirts that graze the hips without adding extra volume. Avoid skirts with large pleats along the waistband, jodhpurs* and palazzo pants. Long jackets with structured shoulders can also help elongate the upper half of your body.
Although it’s often assumed that plus-size girls cannot wear crop tops, there is no style more flattering for heavier women and girls. The relaxed tank and tee crop top can be easily paired with high-waisted jeans and flared skirts to create an outfit perfect for lunch dates or dinner with that special someone.
Try a sleeveless crop top for a feminine look that shows off your toned arms. For a flattering fit, opt for crop tops that are lace or have ruffles. If you’re self-conscious about your arms, wear a button-up shirt and leave the first few buttons undone to give the top half some visual breathing room.
Busty gals can rock any crop top but look to Kim K for some inspiration (again). She loves a strappy, long or short-neck crop top that boosts her boobs. Avoid sleeves with shoulder or neckline embellishments, padded shoulders, Juliet sleeves, and sleeveless sleeves or taper in at the seam.