Ever since the neo-90s trend buried its roots into high street stores, my social media has been inundated with girls working crop tops to a fine art. I thought, "this looks great! I'll definitely have to try this out!" (having not bared my stomach since the early 2000s); however, it's a known fact that certain fashions suit certain people more than others and, to my dismay, my relationship with crop tops began with a sour start.
Perusing the shop floor at Forever 21, I fell in love with a simple, long sleeve, grey top that looked like it would go with practically anything. Without trying it on (I know what you're thinking, "it's your fault"), I paid and left and within half an hour of arriving home I had covered my bedroom floor in piles of clothing, tearing my hair out and screaming, "NOTHING GOES!".
It wasn't the top's fault. Of course I couldn't blame the top. It was my fault... actually, it's was my parents' fault for breeding and creating a child with an exceptionally short, stubby torso. The top was a great fit, all except for the fact that it finished at exactly the wrong point of the waist - the part where that persistent bulge makes it look as if I'm expecting. Damn muffin tops!! This 'crop' was literally the length of a normal top on me.
Since then, I've bought several different crop tops in the hopes that one day, I would find the perfect length. I asked a fellow midget if they knew a solution; apparently, the only way out is to buy bandage tops or bralets.
So here are a few of my favourite picks of tops that definitely ARE short enough to bare a bit of ab this summer:
P.S. please let me know if you've had the same problem! Frustration ages me...
1. Miss Selfridge - £25
2. Zara - £19.99
3. H&M - £3.99
4. River Island - £22
5. Topshop - £22
6. MeeMee - £20
7. Coggles - £207
8. Three Floor - £72