Spring 2014 Fashion Must Have: The Crop Top

Some of you may be saying to yourself right now, “Crop tops? No way!” But 2014 is all about breaking those fashion rules imposed on plus size women by society, telling us what we should and shouldn’t wear. Yes, plus size women can wear crop tops. And a few plus size retailers have launched some crop tops for spring that are stylish, on-trend and very versatile.

You don’t have to show a lot of skin when wearing a crop top. Pair it with a high-waisted skirt or pant to show just a little skin and still feel comfortable. Speaking of comfortable, if you’re not ready to show some tummy but love the crop top style, you can wear it over a strapless or sleeveless dress (which works double duty if you’re still not ready to bear your arms) or wear a tank top under your crop top. As you gain confidence in rocking the crop top, you will slowly be able to wear it on its own. The best part of the latest offerings in crop tops? Most of them are made with some stretch in the fabric so they move with you and don’t leave you feeling constricted.

Here’s some retailers you can purchase crop tops from in many styles, colors and prints:

Forever 21 – we love their different variations on the crop top. The middle one shown below is a great crop top for first-timers, trying the style.

Crop Top F21 image

Fashion to Figure – FTF does a great job of taking the floral and stripe/black and white trends that are hot this spring and merging it with the crop top trend.

Crop Top FTF image

Ashley Stewart – their crop tops showcase the graphic black and white trend for spring so beautifully, offering you different takes on the trend.

Crop Top Ashley Stewart image

Candy Strike – If your style is more edgy and funky, Candy Strike has the perfect crop tops for you.

Crop Top Candy Strike image

Let Google be your guide. Just search “plus size crop top” and see what you find. As we usher in spring, more crop tops will arrive and it will give you more reasons to break some fashion rules.

Will you be wearing crop tops this spring? What are some of your favorites? Please leave us a comment below and let us know.