Horrible News: Crop Tops Are 'In' This Spring

Say What!? 14

Charlotte RusseOne part of my body that I 'sacrificed' for the sake of my children was my stomach. Things pretty much went back to normal after I had my daughter, but after giving birth to my son, a 10-pounder, I had to come to terms with the fact that my tummy would never be what it once was without the help of plastic surgery.

This to me is no biggie -- I mean, that's what Spanx and shapewear swimsuits are for, right? But now comes this awful, horrific news: Crop tops are all the rage for spring.

Crop tops.

I'm imagining groans of horror from 95 percent of the moms out there. Are you one of them?

MTV Style is calling the crop top a "must-have" for the spring season -- but I'm assuming most of this blog's readers are teens, who've never seen the horror of a postpartum, stretched-out navel.

Hollywood Life tries to be a bit more helpful and realistic, offering up this advice to those of us who don't like to bare our tummies at the supermarket:

While you may be uneasy about the idea of showing some skin, don’t fret! The trend can actually work quite well on a variety of figures. The most flattering way to rock the look is with a high-waisted skirt, high-waisted shorts or trousers.

Wait a second. Hold up. High-waisted shorts or trousers? Are you for real? I'm sorry, but the day I turn up in a pair of high-waisted shorts, call my doctor. It's time to up my meds.

(Which are, if you must know: Claritin. I suppose allergy season could technically cause pollen-induced hallucinations that lead to the putting-on of "high-waisted trousers." But still. I think my doctor would want to know.)

My "expert" advice? Unless your name is Jillian and you spend hours on your abs each day, leave the crop top trend be. It didn't look good in the '80s and -- surprise! -- it still doesn't look good today.

I'm always open to hearing other opinions, though. What's your take? Will you wear a crop top this spring?


Image via Charlotte Russe

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Jamie Wicker

my stomach is as flat as a board,  but I would never wear a crop top, being that I'm a mother and not 17 years old. I can't imagine those would be appropriate for anywhere outside of a beach or a club.

nonmember avatar Gbea

I've never had a baby and I'm thinking crop tops? No. Way.

nonmember avatar Lilo

Nooooo! I hate the crop top.

kissa... kissandtell

If you got it, flaunt it.

mandy... mandysue88

Yay! Sorry for those who dont like this look but I rock this look. High waist jeans crop top. I can't wait to pull my old tops out of my closet. I don't follow trends ussually but this is one I love. My bellie even after two kids and no workouts is flat trim and perfect. It's the only part of me I'm truly happy with. I'm lucky I guess some people hate everything about them selves.

hello... hellokd87

If you rock the look, go on ahead sister! My concern is all the ladies drowning in De-Nial river that are going to wear this top when they really shouldn't... But one thing I will say, since when emulating Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman become a fashion statement? Teenagers shouldn't be wearing these clothes!

nonmember avatar tealsheep

Crop tops can be cute with a tank underneath!

sssdnm sssdnm

Nothing about the tummy part but I think this look is for teens. I can't see people in their 20's+ rocking this! I'm 24 but still try to dress my age and I really don't know if that is age appropriate for me lol

aryan... aryanasunshine

Since having kids I am actually smaller than I was in high school... When shirts like these were somewhat in style... Yet, whenever I see a picture of me wearing one, heck not even a real "crop top" just a shirt that is a little too short, yuck. I hate it! I don't know what I was thinking then, but I know it won't pop into my head now!

GoDod... GoDodgers

At almost 5'11, crop tops are practically obscene on me. :)


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