How to wear a crop top that fits your body type

It’s everywhere now. Every corner you turn, you’ll definitely spot a girl in a crop top. These crop tops are a funny thing though, always there, always in style, but popular in different iterations each and every season. There are just so many ways to wear them: over T-shirts, under oversize blazers, as part of a co-ord set, with high-rise denim, and the list goes on.

Every girl should have a crop top. Why? Because they’re damn comfy. Whether it’s a sexy bralette or a button-down blouse, cropped pieces are perfect for Malaysia’s unforgiving weather.

But then, as we all have different body types, figuring out which type of crop top best fits and is most flattering for you is key.

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If you’re tall and slender, go for an ultra-high-rise or rather high-waisted, rigid pant or jeans with a neutral, basic top.

If you’re pear shaped, a great combination is a bowling shirt and rigid, high-waisted jeans. Tie up your button-down instead of letting it hang open to flatter your midsection right where you want to.

If you have longer legs, consider the bottoms.  A matching set with cropped pants can do the trick and add on some sex appeal.

If you’re petite, opt for a crop top that just barely skims the waistline of your pants. A high-rise jean will help you achieve this proportion, but a pant that’s flared and skims the floor will also elongate your legs, if that’s what you’re going for.

If you’re pear-shaped and on the shorter side, try a feminine crop top with a frilly trim that draws attention to your midsection, and choose a cargo pant with a straight-leg cut that stops right at the ankle.

If you have a fuller bust, choose a crop top in a minimalist tone, and strike the right proportion with a free-flowing skirt, since you’re keeping things more streamlined up top.

If you have a tall, athletic build and you want to show off your toned shape, consider a fitted crop top with a cutout and long sleeves that really define your arms. Pair it with high waisted leggings for a better silhouette.

If you have an hourglass shape, consider breaking up your look with a sliver of skin right at your midsection. Search for a crop top that isn’t too short, but also fitted, so that it doesn’t run over the hemline of your pants. A high-rise jean that’s fitted up top and straight at the bottom will help accentuate your waist.

If you’re curvy and petite, opt for a knotted tee or a crop top that isn’t too short, just a little peek of your midsection.

If you’re petite and athletic, go for a neutral crop top and a pair of pants with vertical stripes.

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