Are you freaked out by the idea of showing your belly and flaunting everything with a bikini crop top?
When you look at women wearing bikini crop tops at the beach or part of their everyday outfit, you probably think “Wow, she’s fortunate” or “yikes!” Just looking at a crop top is enough to bring some women out in a sweat. Other curvier women might sit there, wishing they could wear crop tops whereas a petite woman might only dream.
Ladies, it doesn’t have to be like that.
Guess what, bikini tops aren’t just limited to the super-skinny minority, there are a number of tops for curvier and petite women too. In fact, crop tops and bikinis in the form of crop tops look to be a huge summer staple this coming season.
And if you’re a curvier woman and think “No way”, think again; all you’ve got to do is look at the Kardashian sisters to see that crop tops and sports bras (worn as tops) look good on everyone. However, it’s completely understandable why a curvy woman or a woman, who’s not 100% comfortable with their figure, will hesitate when it comes to wearing a crop top in public…it all boils down to their confidence (or lack of).
We need to squash all the fears and misconceptions about women with different body shapes wearing crop tops and bikini tops.
It’s not all doom and gloom…
Crop tops are flattering. Yes, really they are. That is if you wear them correctly and team them with the right things. They draw a person’s eye to the slimmest part of a woman’s body – the center of the rib cage. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall and slim, fit and in shape, pear-shaped, or curvy, every woman can wear a crop top, and here’s how.
Calling all plus-size ladies, we’ve got some great news for you. If you believe you can’t wear a bikini top, you’re sadly mistaken. Bikini tops and sports bras are super popular right now, and just because you’ve got more curves and are categorized as plus-size, it doesn’t mean you have to shy away from wearing shorter tops. Pair them with a high-waist skirt or a skort, and this way you won’t have to show much of your belly.
If you want to make more of a fashion statement while you’re walking along the boardwalk, you can always add something like a long sleeveless vest for a more glamorous and slimming look.
A triangle is typically wider at the top and slightly narrower in the hip area. Racer back tops or sports bras with patterns will draw the eyes upwards to the neck and shoulder area to give the illusion of a slimmer frame. Wear your crop top with a pair of high cut bikini briefs on the beach to move the eyes upwards.
Or if you want to pair it with other clothes for a street wear look, try adding a trendy voluminous skirt to the ensemble. This will add the coveted volume you want to the hip area, and transform you into a desirable goddess.
The Curvy Queen
Kim Kardashian and Shakira fall into the curvy queen category, and these two curvy babes have shown the rest of the curvy women in the world that it’s okay to have curves and wear a crop top. Crop tops and beach bras are the perfect you can show off all your assets. On the beach, pair your crop top with a pair of swim shorts that will highlight the hip area. Because your waist is considerably smaller than the rest of your body, you’ll be able to accentuate this even more and give the illusion of a tiny waist.
Take your crop top look onto the street and team it with a tighter-fitting body-con skirt that sits just below the knees. You’re bound to look like a complete knock out.
So many women, who have ample bosom, are reluctant to flaunt it. Crop tops and beach sports bras are perfectly okay for a woman with a heavier chest as long as there’s the necessary support. Beach swim shorts and sarongs will add more volume to the hip area, so you’ll be able to create a more balanced look on the beach.
If you’re looking to wear your top on the street whether it’s for inline skating down the palm-lined boardwalk or just going on a stroll with your man, wear a pair of culottes, which will add a bit more bulk to the hips, drawing the attention away from your chest. Not only this, culottes are one of the leading women’s 2016 fashion trends, so you’ll also be bang on trend.
Pretty and Petite
Petite women, just like plus-size women, often feel more self-conscious when wearing crop tops. Wear crop tops that are dipped on top, creating the illusion of a larger chest. Pair them with a pair of high rising bikini briefs to make it look like you’ve got longer legs.
For a street day look, team it with a pair of high rising denim hot pants and a pair of platforms or a simple pair of flip flops to give yourself the supermodel ‘taller’ look.
Bikini swim tops, crop tops, sports bras, call them what you like. If you choose the right one with the right properties, they can be multi-functional and take you from your beach babe look to the street in a matter of seconds. We’re all made differently, that’s the beauty of being you. So if you fall into the category of 99.9% of the women of the world who don’t have a supermodel bod, don’t worry. You can still wear a crop top (or whatever you like to call it) and rock that look.
At Aqua Design our bikini crop tops are made out of 100% AquaPoly fabric with excellent moisture wicking properties. You’ll love the convenience of being able to use it for a number of purposes whether it’s working out, going for a run, swimming, or even being a little bit more daring and adding it to your fashion ensemble while you’re on vacation. Dare to be different and step outside of your comfort zone and discover you really can wear more than you think, it just takes a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of confidence!