How to wear crop tops

This week’s Aussie Curves challenge was “Fears Exposed”. I don’t think I have any fashion fears left, so I thought I’d post about something that people often tell me that they are afraid or not confident enough to wear…

Aussie Curves Fears Exposed Plus Size Crop Top Chubby Cartwheels teal Lucabella pencil skirt fatshion style Meagan Kerr

Crop tops. They’re in fashion at the moment, but can you wear them if you’re over a size 14? Of course you can!

Now, you know what my stomach looks like (and if you don’t, you can see me in all my bikinied glory here). I don’t have a flat stomach by any means, there are stretch marks and I’m pretty darn pasty to be honest. That’s not going to stop me from wearing a crop top!

Aussie Curves Fears Exposed Plus Size Crop Top Chubby Cartwheels teal Lucabella pencil skirt fatshion style Meagan Kerr

I wear crop tops in a totally different way now to how I did in the 90’s – when the crops were high and low slung waistbands were all the rage, and the maximum amount of tanned midriff was on display. Times have changed in the last 20 years, and now for the most part, I prefer high waisted skirts and pants. My hemlines are more demure and I think that a smaller peek of flesh is more sophisticated and subtle thanĀ  baring it all.

Aussie Curves Fears Exposed Plus Size Crop Top Chubby Cartwheels teal Lucabella pencil skirt fatshion style Meagan Kerr

If you’re wanting to try the crop top look for yourself, but you’re feeling a little nervous, try starting by pairing it with a high waisted skirt. You can have the waistband sitting just below where the hem of your crop top finishes, so there is only the smallest sliver of flesh showing. As you feel more comfortable, you can start moving that waistband down to expose a bit more of your tummy.

Aussie Curves Fears Exposed Plus Size Crop Top Chubby Cartwheels teal Lucabella pencil skirt fatshion style Meagan Kerr

Wear your new cropped look around the house so you’re comfortable with how you feel in it. Spend time with friends, rock your midriff baring tops together. When you’re ready, release your crop top realness on the world!

Aussie Curves Fears Exposed Plus Size Crop Top Chubby Cartwheels teal Lucabella pencil skirt fatshion style Meagan Kerr

The most important thing to remember when rocking a crop top? No matter what size you are, your body is awesome. If anyone tries to throw you shade (sorry, I’ve been watching a lot of RuPaul’s Drag Race lately), ignore them – you are enough, just as you are.

Will you be rocking a crop top this summer? See how the other Aussie Curvettes are exposing their fears through the linky below!

xo Meagan

Meagan wears:
Custom Crop Top from Chubby Cartwheels
Ponti Vandyke Panelled Pencil Skirt c/- Lucabella (sold out online)
Salucci Collection black lace flats from Farmers

 

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ginger cat on a roof

I found a wee buddy on the roof while I was taking my outfit photos this week. A random neighbourhood cat who frequently visits my house. Sadly he wasn’t so keen on coming down for photos…

ginger cat on a roof

 

17 Comments

  1. Danielle
    June 17, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Wow, You look Awsome ! Love the outfit.

  2. December 6, 2014 / 10:22 am

    Love your outfit!!! And I love your confidence! I adore crop tops, too, but haven’t worn one yet – maybe soon!

  3. Nelly
    October 2, 2014 / 10:50 am

    I just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to dress more like a girl. I’ve always been more comfortable dressing with guy clothes because of my weight but that ends today! THANKYOU!!!

    • October 2, 2014 / 9:40 pm

      Ooh, an exciting day for you Nelly! Have fun exploring awesome clothes! xM

  4. September 30, 2014 / 3:53 am

    I LOVE this outfit on you! You rock that crop and pencil skirt! I wish I looked as good in pencil skirts, but I do LOVE wearing crop tops!

  5. September 29, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    That blue top looks perfect with your hair colour šŸ™‚

  6. September 29, 2014 / 1:21 am

    Lady I love you rocking a crop. Thanks for the tips- I will be working on ditching the singlet under my crop and rocking a crop properly this summer x

  7. September 29, 2014 / 12:06 am

    I love your styling.. but no crops for me.. I do wear one (Sorta) with my running outfit.. but I’m only outside for an hour.. Hmm I will give it a go this season..

  8. September 28, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    EXCELLENT ADVICE! You look totally babin, and so ready for summer šŸ™‚ xx

  9. September 28, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Yay! You look great and I like your tips about how to start with the trend. xox

  10. September 28, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Love it! Love you!

    Great tips and yes! I will be rocking a crop this summer!!

    • September 28, 2014 / 5:33 pm

      Hurray! I’m really excited that you decided to wear a crop top this week too – bare bellies unite! xo

  11. September 28, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    I got a really cute one from forever new that I can’t wait to rock, but i need a strapless bra first, then I plan to rock one this summer for the first time in public šŸ™‚

    I agree with Alex, you look fab in pencil skirts šŸ™‚

    • September 28, 2014 / 4:38 pm

      Woohoo! Spijkerkat crop top realness! I think I have three now, but one of them is a bit big so I’m going to have to do a bit of doctoring…

  12. September 28, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Wear pencil skirts all the time, you look amazing.

    • September 28, 2014 / 4:36 pm

      I actually can’t believe I didn’t start wearing them sooner. They make me feel so damn fabulous! xo

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