#OOTD Dare To Wear A Crop Top

#OOTD Dare To Wear A Crop Top

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Contrary to what society dictates, I’ve always prided myself in not being a size small. For me, laughing yourself to a six-pack is the best workout and enjoying the many culinary delights life has to offer is probably one of my favourite indulgences after fashion. Sadly, the two don’t go hand in hand very often, and the crop top trend is a prime example of what I mean.

 

You know how it goes. You don’t exactly feel great about putting your midriff out there for the world and it’s brother to see after you’ve just eaten a pizza. And starving yourself in the name of fashion isn’t something anybody should advocate. Fortunately, there are a few ways to beat the trend at it’s own game, skip the crunches and eat and cupcake afterward. Here’s how:

 

1.HIGH WAISTS ARE YOUR FRIENDS

I’m putting my money on high waisted skirts, trousers and shorts this season. Not only are they bang on trend, they cover up a less than forgiving middle beautifully, while still leaving room for a little subtle skin show. They also hit your waist at it’s narrowest point and make your legs look longer. Win!

 

2. IT’S ALL ABOUT FINDING A BALANCE

If you’re wearing a fitted crop top, balance it out by wearing a flowy skirt or a pair of wide leg trousers. However, if your crop top is loose and billowy, bring out the pencil skirts and skinny jeans. Too much of the same thing could look trashy or frumpy, so think smart.

 

3. PLACE YOUR COLOURS WISELY

If you have a wider waist, pick a crop top colour in a darker colourĀ  and wear a lighter colour on the bottom. Vice versa if it’s your lower half you’re concerned about. Darker colours conceal body flaws, making you look slimmer.

 

4. SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER

Similarly, if you have a smaller torso you want to accentuate, pick a crop top with a large print which, thanks to visual trickery, creates the illusion of a wider frame. Or if you’re trying to play down a larger torso, have it look instantly smaller by picking a tiny print.

 

5. THE TUXEDO EFFECT

The hottest way to wear crop tops this season is also the most curve-friendly and a great alternative to the summer dress if you’re looking to shake up your style. Pick a crop top, shorts/pants and a jacket in the same colour or same print. This creates the illusion of length, but still leaves a little room for a peekaboo in the middle. I can’t wait to try this!

 

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Skirt: Spades

Crop Top: Colaba

Bag and shoes: Done By None

Sunglasses: Asos

Necklace and Croc Cuff: Bought in Australia

Blue cuff and ring: Bought in Dubai

 

How do you feel about the crop top trend? Have you dared to eat lunch, wear it with pride and have lived to tell the tale? Tell me all about it in the comments section!

 

Photography: Parizad D

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. April 14, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    I love everything about this outfit!

  2. Nelly
    April 14, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    Love Love Love this look Nush!!! Very pretty <3 :-*

  3. May 2, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Loved the whole outfit and you are so so so pretty !! one of my favorite Fashion bloggers indeed :))

  4. Sania Kapoor
    September 19, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Heyyyy Just discovered your blog!! Your sense of style and complete
    acceptance of your body and size is realllly inspirational !! Great work
    and keep doing what you are doing. :))

  5. Mamta Naik
    September 19, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    For how much is the Skirt??

  6. Margi Sakariya
    September 19, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    This look is amazing, I love it. The colours and your confidence, also love the way you write :))

    http://www.larosequotidien.com

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