So, the crop top's back. Some of us hoped we'd seen the last of all that at a school disco c.1998... (showing my age!). The irony is that back the first time around, my lovely flat midriff was hidden under a layer of puppy fat and now the crop's returned, there's a danger I'm a bit too old for all this nonsense (and I certainly don't have the washboard abs thing going on this time either).
But there's such nice short styles out there I thought I'd give it a go, borrowing a leaf out of the 50's book and styling one with a high-waist, thus reducing the amount of tummy that can actually escape. I deliberately started with a cheap top in case it all turned out to be a very bad idea (!).
Sitting down, it kind of looks like a normal length top, but when I stood up you could see the difference.
Sunglasses: New Look
Jeans: ASOS (Petite, 'Rivington')
Shoes: Clarks (old, but still found on eBay)
Lipstick: Boots No7 Stay Perfect in Gay Geranium
I'd have quite liked a slightly higher waist on the jeans to feel more comfortable about how much middle was on display (although the first full-length shot above is a bit misleading because of how I'm standing, they come up a little bit higher than this). But it's worth noting I really quite like them and they were pretty cheap for the quality - not to mention the style comes in lots of different colours. I liked this pair because they have the 5-pocket jeans detailing, but technically ASOS classes them as jeggings (I've never been clear on the distinction). One bad thing about them though - they are leaking inky blue dye like crazy and have dyed my ankles, thighs, fingertips (!) and half of one of my favourite bags. Tut tut, ASOS.
I had to include this shot, it would have been rude not to with this bird posing so nicely.
What do you think of crop tops - could us vintage style lovers be embracing them more? Personally, I've got my eye on a lovely bardot design with a kitsch lemon print at ASOS...
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