I’m truly a believer that anyone of any shape or size can wear any item of clothing… but until recently, I had one clear caveat: no tummy baring! I lived through the traumatic late 80s when low-slung jeans, pierced belly buttons and tight crop tops were in, and let’s just say that I avoided the trend then, and I’ve never felt the will to change.
Until! The new crop top trend: high waisted skirts or pants, paired with crop tops that show a sliver of skin. Not more than about an inch, just underneath your bra band. Now I’ll be honest, to begin I thought “OK, another one for plus sizers to avoid”…. and then I started seeing my curvy fashion idols sporting the look in totally gorgeous fashion!
Gabi Gregg looking amazing in a jacquard skirt and black tight crop top:
Nicolette Mason following the one-print two-piece trend:
Nadia Aboulhosn rocking a simple black and white look:
After an extensive consultation process with my lovely friends at sewing club, I decided to give it a try. Yelp!
Behold, my tummy sliver bearing neon orange (!) crop top / maxi skirt combo:
I still can’t quite believe I wore a crop top in public! More details and photos are at my blog, Cashmerette.
So, yet another plus size fashion myth struck down. Which fashion “rules” do you break and look fabulous while doing it?