Crop tops are certainly not new. Think of Madonna or Flashdance from the 80’s. When the crop top came back to trend this time around, my reaction to it was: ‘No thanks!’
That’s right, ‘No thanks!’. However, this ‘no’ actually comes from love. I love the fashion; I adore the look. Does the style suit my body shape and age? Perhaps not any more! Therefore, if I were to put one on, I’d be making a fashion victim of myself!
A few months ago, I bumped into a woman I used to know, let’s call her Sasha. Sasha is in her mid to late forties and two of her four younger children are now teenagers. This Sasha I knew used to dress up in the latest trend, club hopping every weekend.., she was very attractive; had a figure to die for; had a real tan and was always full of energy…
That Friday night I saw Sasha again, she was on her way to a chic bar in Potts Point. She happened to wear a cream silk crop top with a black leather skirt, flaunting her super toned abs and her ever lasting tan. (And why wouldn’t you when you have abs like that to show?!!!)
‘So, perhaps age should not be the barrier when it comes to wearing a crop top?’ Suddenly I had a second thought. Frankly speaking, I would most likely be giving my ‘who wore it better’ vote to Sasha, rather than the next young girl I see wearing a crop shirt and a muffin top showing!
I wouldn’t go there myself, but I’m glad to see the Sashas of the world who are still rocking it!
P.S. This photo features a summer crop top ensemble which I loved wearing years ago.
Photography by: Road Wang