There are so many antiquated “rules” of dressing for the curvier among us—and it’s time we remind the world that rules are meant to be broken. Who says that you shouldn’t wear bright and bold prints, shouldn’t accentuate your curves, or—most importantly—shouldn’t show a little more skin from time to time?
As we enter the summer season, we’re all about cropped tops. And we’re not letting any numerical dress size hold us back from making the skin-baring trend a staple in our warm-weather wardrobe. What’s more is that while this look is certainly tricky to style in an elegant way, the same guidelines should apply no matter what your size. We aren’t exactly in favor of a crop top and low-rider jeans, nor do we love the notion of wearing a bra as a top when heading to the office—your crop top should offer enough support for your particular chest size, and there’s something totally elegant about pairing a shorter style with a high-waisted skirt for your next cocktail party, showing off that small sliver of skin between your waist and bust-line.
Allow these chic ladies below to inspire your crop top outfit ideas, and shop similar styles here. From morning coffee runs to after-hours dance parties, here are the best crop top looks for curvier girls this summer.