July 30, 2012

How to: Wear a Cropped Bustier

Wearing a cropped shirt can be very cute if it is on the right body, styled the right way and of course in the right context. It is a super adorable trend, however it is pretty tricky to get right because it can very easily look trashy rather than trendy. A lot of girls stay far away from these tops for this exact reason, but there are ways to do it right and that is exactly what I am going to show you!

I put together 3 examples of how to rock a cropped bustier the proper way...

Example 1:

Wear with a high waisted maxi skirt. The main goal when wearing a cropped top is to show only a tiny little bit of tummy. If you can see your whole stomach you are 1) wearing a bralet not a crop top and 2) not wearing the right bottoms. Your skirt should be above your belly button.

Example 2:

Wear with a high waisted tube skirt. Also, if you are going to wear a solid colored top then pair it with patterned bottoms and vice versa. Wearing a solid color draws more attention to your skin whereas wearing a pattern draws more attention to the piece itself, and in this case you don't want to draw more attention to your skin by wearing two solid pieces.

Example 3:

Wear with high waisted shorts. Again, high waisted...always high waisted. It is a little trickier pairing a crop top with high waisted shorts, because it really depends on the fit of the short. Avoid shorts that are too tight; stick with a looser pair. Also try and avoid jean shorts, even if they do have a high waist. It looks better to pair a baggy crop top with jean cutoffs, rather than pairing them with a bustier.

So there are a few ways to wear a cropped bustier top. Remember, you can always add a  cardigan if you feel like covering up a bit more. I hope I inspired you to try out fun trend!