Cropped Tops - high waistline, exposing
Crop tops can be the enemy of the middle aged. Yes,
this is because a crop top shows off the stomach and as people hit middle age it
is more challenging to keep an attractive stomach to put on display. Hey,
don't get mad at us for stating the obvious. The truth is that crop tops
look better on fit people. That is just reality.
Don't be jealous of my abs.
Cropping refers to removing unwanted areas of something.
In the case of crop tops, it is the removal of fabric that would have added
length to the shirt. A top is clothing that covers at least the chest, but
which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the
waistline. The bottom of tops can be as short as mid-torso, or as long as
A crop top (also cropped top, belly shirt, half
shirt, midriff shirt, midriff top, tummy top, short shirt, and cutoff shirt) is
a type of shirt. The lower part of which is high enough to expose the
waist, navel or some of the midriff (some of the wearers belly). The
cropping of a top in this manner is generally limited to female garments but not
Crop tops are not only casual shirts. They can also
be made as sweaters such as turtlenecks and other types.
Men will occassionally were a half shirt as well.
It was actually rather popular among men in the 1970's & 1980's. This kind
of shirt is also worn by body builders and other athletes. It can by a
type of fitness fashion. On some
men with rather large beer bellies their shirts may appear to be a crop top, but
that may not have been the original intention. Possibly they gained so
much weight it turned their regular t-shirt into a crop top by accident.
cutoff crop tops became more common as part of the aerobic craze and as a result
of the popularity of the movie Flashdance. Singer Madonna wore a mesh crop top
in her video for the song Lucky Star. It became common for women to crop
sections of workout wear, such as sleeves, collars, and the hem of the shirt to
create a loose-fitting top which was often worn over a body suit or tank top.
By the mid-1990s, the crop top took on the form of the
babydoll shirt, a cropped, tight-fitting T-shirt which often featured graphic
logos. Long-sleeved crop tops and even crop turtleneck tops also became
fashionable for the first time, popularized by such public figures as country
singer Shania Twain. By the late 1990s, crop tops had become so mainstream that
many schools expressly banned garments that expose the midriff in their dress
Bikinis and sports bras
are generally not regarded as crop tops.
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