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Do you like this spring fashion trend?

Posted by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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Horrible News: Crop Tops Are 'In' This Spring

by Lindsay Ferrier Friday at 11:57 AM in Beauty & Style

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?

http://thestir.cafemom.com/beauty_style/153017/horrible_news_crop_tops_are

by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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kika.fleur
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Well, I'm not in my 20s or 30s anymore and unless I manage to get flat abs again then no, I won'd be wearing them this spring.

But I hope that those who do have the body for it wear it. if you've got it, flaunt it whilst you can.

HisSweetheart07
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

ummm.. NO THANK YOU! 

jellybeanjean
by Bronze Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

LOL this fashion trend would look ridiculous with my big ol pregnant belly. I'll pass...

ballerina.2006
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM
I'm seeing Kelly from Saved By the Bell right now... Late 80s early 90s.. Eh no thanks. This'll just lead to the lower rise jeans and cropped shirts from the mid 90s. None of which are terribly appealing.
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GypsiSky
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Some crop tops are cute (not the one shown, lol).

Barabell
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:44 PM


Quoting GypsiSky:

Some crop tops are cute (not the one shown, lol).

I agree that the one in the picture is ugly. I don't get why you would have a crop top with long sleeves? LOL

GypsiSky
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Exactly!!!

Quoting Barabell:


Quoting GypsiSky:

Some crop tops are cute (not the one shown, lol).

I agree that the one in the picture is ugly. I don't get why you would have a crop top with long sleeves? LOL


-Rose-
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM
No
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-Rose-
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM
You know, it's one thing to wear them with the high waisted skirts and pants how it is in the picture or how it was done in the 90s (I still wouldn't wear it, but it's ok) but I'm envisioning people wearing these crop tops with hip hungers, ugh.
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momofsixangels
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Not with my belly.Lol. When I was younger it was all I wore

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