Dear Crop Tops: Why?

Trends pretty much come and go (that’s why they’re called trends, after all), but there are always some that stay around a little past their prime. Case in point: crop tops.  When these came barging into stores last year after spending nearly a decade in the grave of fashions past, I expected them to be gone by fall. Then, like a disease, it spread. This summer crop tops are back and bigger than ever.

On the one hand, I kind of get it. Music festivals are bigger than ever. Spinning is a fad. People are juice cleansing left and right. Basically, girls are wanting to find new ways to show off their bodies. And why shouldn’t we? We work hard for them. Well, you work hard for them. I think one of my major problems with crop tops is I don’t have the tight stomach to pull them off. Instead, it would look like I’m simply wearing a shirt that’s too small for me after an especially large burger. And that’s my own fault, I love being a lazy sloth too much and I don’t believe in dieting (yet).

Maybe it’s because I just don’t see the practicality in the crop top. Sure, if you’ve got it flaunt it. If you’re heading to the beach, great. But can you wear it to work? No. Family party? Probably not. Wedding? Helllll no. It can really only be worn for like 2/7ths of your week AT MOST. So why is the trend taking up 2/3rd of every store? For college-aged students? The Kylie Jenners of the world? I don’t get it. I didn’t expect it to be even bigger than it was last year, but I guess I stand corrected. If you’re not a curmudgeon like me, I’ve got some cropped options for you.

Urban Outfitters.

Urban Outfitters.

Free People.

Free People.

Kenzo.

Kenzo.

Forever 21.

Forever 21.

American Apparel.

American Apparel.

Are you feeling the crop top trend?

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