STYLE QUICKIE: How to Pull Off Crop Tops in Any Body Shape


By Joyce Chua from THREAD SG

Crop tops, though a trending summer wardrobe staple, are probably one of the most anxiety-inducing things to wear. Many women worry that their body type are not suitable for crop tops and thus shy away from them.

We say, the clothes are meant to suit us, not us to it. And so we have devised ways for any body shape to pull off the capricious crop top.

Contrary to popular belief, crop tops are in fact one of the most versatile items to wear — you can pair it with anything from high-waist jeans to a printed skirt. Whatever your body shape, here are some ways to work a crop top in style:

Work It in White

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                                                            Credit: @sabinasocol

A crisp white crop top makes you look like you have the perfect tan under the summer sun. Puffy sleeves and other details will draw the eye away from your midriff, while white lends an effortless breeziness to your look.


High-Waisters Are Your Friend

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                                                              Credit: @laurenegg

High-waist jeans are a crop top’s — and your — best friend, especially if you don’t want to bare it all.


Pair with A Statement Bottom

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                                                          Credit: @courtneeruthie

Take a leaf from fashion Instagrammer Courtnee Ruthie’s book and tone down a statement mini-skirt with a plain cropped tee and play up the utilitarian vibe with chunky flat boots.

                                  Mango Checked Print Skirt  |  Mango Flowy Printed Skirt

                                 Mango Checked Print SkirtMango Flowy Printed Skirt

Suit Up


As they say, less is more. If you’re going to bare your midriff, then throw on a blazer to add polish — and modesty — to your look. In turn, a crop top makes a suit less more casual.


Layer With a Tee

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                                                      Credit: @annaflorencelaplaca

Spice up your plain white tees by layering a quirky crop top on top. Pair it with your favourite dark-wash denim jeans for the perfect day-to-night look.


Add Some Polish


For evening, swap your regular cocktail dress for a pair of tailored trousers or a pencil skirt. Complete your look with pumps or stilettos.


Now who’s afraid of crop tops?