So, you must have a flat stomach (and only a flat stomach) to wear a crop top huh? Yeah right, the devil is a liar (in my Nannie’s voice)!
I am a proud fat girl; I wear a size 24, I have a serious gut and I have rocked several crop tops. Any fashion forward person knows that it is not about what you wear but how you wear it and with that being said, fat girls (or whatever you want to call us) can rock the hell out of crop tops.
For those of you that are under a social media rock; allow me to pour a little tea about the shade that an editor from O Magazine (a magazine owned by Oprah Winfrey, a woman who has battled weight issues and is considered plus size) threw at one of its readers as well as many of us. The reader asked a question that many of us have looked in the mirror and asked, “Can I pull off a crop top?” Clearly, this was a chance to encourage, empower and enlighten readers but the editor dropped the ball and responded with:
“If (and only If) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one. For more coverage, layer a top over a longer shirt as shown in look two”.
Although the editor from O Magazine missed the opportunity to shed light and empower, I want to take the time to do just that. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…LOL! Seriously, to the reader and all the women without flat stomachs; YES YOU CAN PULL OFF A CROP TOP. The key is to find one that accommodates you and your curves and wear a bottom that supports the look you want to achieve. In case you need some inspiration, check out the way me and some of my blogger boos rocked our crop tops below. You can also search the hashtag #RockTheCropTop for more looks.