Gracey Wears: A Crop Top

Yes, that’s right, several seasons after they came back in style, I’ve decided to try wearing a crop top:

gracey the giant in vintage Jantzen skirt & cropped sweater

And I’m wearing it in the only way I know how; with a high-waist, vintage skirt:

gracey the giant in vintage Jantzen skirt, cropped sweater & cage sandals

One reason I thrift so many midi skirts is that you can hike them up to your rib cage if needed.  I hiked this one all the way up,  so there is no gap between my waistline and the hemline of my top:

old navy cropped sweater & vintage Jantzen skirt close up

I know a sliver of skin can be an effective way to combat the inherent boxiness of crop tops, and is considered on-trend, but not where I work.  In fact, there was a minor kerfuffle the other day over bare ankles (not mine), so, yeah, a sliver of skin is not happening.

But, that’s okay.  This look still works, due to the fabrication, and silhouette, of both pieces.  Unlike many crop stops, this one isn’t stiff or boxy so it drapes a bit over my curves.  And the skirt is more of an a-line that a full midi, and also made of a fabric with drape, so, once again, my curves are still a bit visible.

The result is a look that is covered enough for work, but not wholly unflattering:

gracey the giant in vintage Jantzen skirt, cropped sweater & cage sandals

Because, as little as I care about figure-flattery (it’s not high on my list), I still try to avoid outfits that are wholly unflattering.  Because, well, hubris.

Thanks for reading, All!



Get the Look

Top: Old Navy (similar)

Skirt: thrifted vintage (good solid option, good striped option)

Sandals: Steven Madden (similar)

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2 Responses to “Gracey Wears: A Crop Top”

  1. Barbara West

    Bare ankles? Bare. ANKLES? I cannot imagine.

    But you look great!