This summer has been dominated with 1980s and 1990s fashion staples and the daring crop top is back. It's a controversial fashion choice because cropped tops can show a lot of skin, however, this wasn't always the case. We have seen cropped items as early as the Victorian era in modern fashion. These usually came in the form of belero jackets (sophisticated shrug) worn over other items of clothing and became decidedly less modest through the decades.
Vintage 1920s Coral Pink Lace Bolero Jacket, $75
By the mid-twentieth century we began to see cropped short sleeve and sleeveless tops paired with matching capri pants or skirts that met in the middle. This trend continued into the 1960s and 1970s, with a lot more tummy being showed in between the top and bottom of the outfit!
Vintage 1950s Green & White Cropped Top with Belt, $39.99
In the 1980s and 1990s crop tops were...well...extra cropped. These tops were bold fashion statements that left little to the imagination! A great DIY spirit can be seen in these pieces, as they were often re-cut and tied higher than they were when purchased.
We have seen the crop top make its comeback the last few years, but the best part is that not one style of crop top is back in fashion...they all are! There are a wide range of cropped styles that are currently fashionable, making this go-around creative and unique.
Don't think crop tops are for you? Think again.
-Abs for days? Rock the high crop.
-Cute and flirty? Use a high-waisted bottom.
-Fancy? Pair with palazzo pants or an elegant maxi skirt.
Not into skin? Put a tank under a tie-up crop.
Don't love the look? Accentuate your waist with a bolero jacket or cropped jean vest.
Crop tops are meant to be fun and versitile! Experiment wearing crop tops different ways or find a cropped look that works for you, and be sure to check out more cropped options in the SLV store now!