THREE WAYS TO STYLE A CROP TOP, WITHOUT SHOWING YOUR MIDRIFF

DETAILS: Sam Edelman midi skirt | sam edelman crop top | louise et cie heels | similar handbag

Crop tops are huge for this season, and although admittedly I think some people can totally rock them, I’m not personally interested in showing off my midriff. But since I’m always up for a styling challenge, I wanted to see if I could style a crop top in a way that fit my style and my figure (and still without showing my midriff).

I found that styling it with a high waisted skirt was the most versatile and flattering, and this gorgeous embroidered midi skirt from Nordstrom was up for the job. I mean, any skirt that has pockets is instantly given the job, regardless. A simple black crop top with a bit of pretty detailing on the sleeves and up the back made for a nice pairing (although this crop top is slightly longer than some others that I’ve seen).

First, try it just as is. A high waisted skirt and a regular crop top create a unique silhouette. You have to be careful that the crop top is short enough so the tiniest part of your waist is still semi visible — otherwise the look can make you look blocky.

Second, try it half tucked. To add some definition to the waist, a little half tuck is the perfect solution. I love it like this, and you can see the waistband, still tell you’re wearing a crop top, and show off your hourglass figure all at once!

And finally, try it tucked in all the way. This might not work as well with shorter crop tops, but you can tuck it into your skirt and get the appearance of a full shirt tucked but without the bulk.

Think you can rock a crop top too??

Check out a few of my favorites (and midi skirts) in the widget below!

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17 Comments

  1. Mira Devils says:

    Beautiful! Love the cute midi skirt.

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  2. Heather says:

    I’m pretty sure this makes you the winner for the classiest way to style a crop top. Love that skirt!

    Heather

  3. wow. love this!

    xx, rn

  4. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love this post! I was actually planning on doing the same thing but crops with pants modestly next week! I love that skirt on you!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

  5. Shae says:

    Great ideas! I hate crop tops specifically because I don’t like showing my stomach. I just don’t think it’s a great look. Love the colorful skirt!

    Shae @ http://www.currenthabits.com

  6. Liv says:

    This post was so helpful. I am now more confident to rock crop tops. Thanks!!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  7. Amaya says:

    The half-tuck is my favorite! I love the structure and wild prints of crop tops, so this is a nice way to override their shape!

    Blessings from,
    Amaya at graceandgauge.squarespace.com

  8. Anna D Kart says:

    i love crop tops but never want to be the one with my midriff showing haha! Love the high waist skirt

    Happy Medley

  9. I’m definitely up for this look! I love the look of crop tops, but my new mommy waistline says otherwise. Hehe

    http://www.StyleSewMe.com

  10. Reshma says:

    A crop top and midi skirt are my new favorites! I usually go for a longer cropped version so I don’t feel so self-conscious about my mid section. Loving that skirt!

  11. Great to see you styling the Crop Top trend in such a cute way that keeps it modest and true to what you stand for! I think that is so awesome! Your skirt is beautiful as well! XO

    ig: @stylemelauren
    http://www.stylemelauren.com

  12. Aspen Ballard says:

    Love this! I love crop tops but no way I want to show my mommy midsection any time soon!

    Aspen Kelty Marie

  13. Kate Khavari says:

    I think crop tops can be super flattering with the right styling! I love anything high waisted and crops give me a reason to wear more high waisted shorts, jeans, and skirts. Perfect for summer!

    Kate
    myteacherstyle.blogspot.com

  14. Heidi D. says:

    I love how the high waisted trend has made crop tops are great choice for so many different body types. You styled yours beautifully!

    Wishes & Reality

  15. Jessica says:

    I love that you showed us a modest way to style crop tops! I’m totally down for that. 🙂 #modestishottest
    Unique Geek

  16. Danie Coote says:

    Thank you for your modesty! It’s a valuable thing that helps you stand out from all the rest! xx

    http://wanderlande.com

  17. Kimberlee says:

    I love this post! And that outfit is gorgeous. Thank you for the tips!

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