How To Wear A Cropped Top

Tall Girl's Fashion // Cropped tops on tall girls

The cropped top are not only to be worn fitted by 20 somethings with a washboard stomach. Heck, it’s winter anyway! The trick is to chooser a wider longer-cut cropped top to wear over something else. You can wear the top over a blouse, a t-shirt or a dress — just be creative with it.

Wearing the cropped top as a layering piece will make you seem shorter, as the top creates a horizontal line across your body.

If you are tall and want to seem shorter, you’ve got your solution! Are you of a more normal height, though, you might want to keep your height. For women of all sizes, counteract the shortening effect of the cropped top by:

  • Wearing it over something narrow, like a body-hugging top and wear it with something semi-fitted at the bottom
  • Wearing it over something sligthly wider and counteract with something fitted at the bottom

Narrower options for the bottom might be a mini skirt, pencil skirt or a short dress that’s fitted, skinny or straightleg trousers or wideleg culottes that are tight at the top, worn with heels. Colours are also important — wear the darkest colour on the bottom half and this automatically seems slimmer and therefore longer.

I’m wearing my cropped wool sweater over a wide-ish printed shirt, which shows off the top nicely. Though the cut of my trousers isn’t ideal for creating height, their dark colour and the heels are balancing this out.

Do you have your own trick for wearing cropped sweaters? What trend or garment do you wish you could wear but feel too something-or-other for?

PS // Previously I’ve worn this cropped top colourblocked with a purple blouse, grey-on-grey-on-black and with stars and green trousers.

Tall Girl's Fashion // Cropped tops on tall girls

Alexander black leather jacket (similar, similar and to-die-for) // Mango grey cropped sweater (similar, similar) // Warehouse printed blouse (similar, similar) // COS navy trousers (similar, similar) // Gabor mauve boots (similar) // Marc by Marc Jacobs green handbag (similar in black, similar in navy) // Snø of Sweden golden earrings (similar, similar)

Tall Girl's Fashion // Cropped tops on tall girls

Tall Girl's Fashion // Cropped tops on tall girls

Tall Girl's Fashion // Cropped tops on tall girls

Tall Girl's Fashion // Cropped tops on tall girls

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  • Dawn Lucy

    Great way to rock a crop top! At 49 I really don’t want to show my belly so this is a great trick! Thanks for the idea!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy


    • Thanks for stopping by and for hosting the linkup, Dawn Lucy! xoxo Anett

  • Lovely outfit Anett. Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear Fridays.

    xo Sheree


    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Thank you, Sheree! xoxo Anett

  • I love your take on the crop top. You’ve made it work! I’ve only worn one (once!) with a very high wasted skirt which was a good option. x Allison

    • Thanks, Allison! Yes, wearing them with a high waisted skirt or trousers is also a great solution, especially for summer. We all are at our slimmest across the ribcage, so there’s no reason for alarm if a little bit of this goes on show. 😉 xoxo Anett