Showing skin at work used to be (and still is) considered by many professionals the ultimate faux pas, especially in more conservative, old school offices and industries. But now, like everything else, workplace dress codes are a little more lax (or is it just that I’ve always worked in a creative industry with an equally creative dress code?). Well, I suppose it doesn’t totally matter, because let’s face it, if you’re a lawyer at a traditional suit-and-tie law firm or in an equally conservative field, this post probably isn’t for you (but feel free to keep reading for the fashion eye candy). But the fact is, even if you work in the most chill of work environments where anything goes for the dress code, you still don’t want to show too much skin that it’s distracting from your professional work. But there is a tasteful way to master the crop top for work. The whole trick is to figure out how to wear crop tops without showing stomach.
First, if you want to figure out how to wear crop tops without showing stomach, you need to buy the right crop top and pair it with the right bottom. You’ll need a high-waisted trouser or skirt that covers your belly button. Then you’ll need to find a longer crop top that barely shows even a hint of skin unless you’re raising both arms above your head. Bottom line: You can nail this ever-so-subtle flash of skin by pairing a longer crop top with a high-waisted bottom for a look that’s slightly rebellious but in that super stylish way without being inappropriate for the the office. Another approach? Wear a crop top over a dress or shirt like a button down or body suit. Then the look works for more traditional offices but still lets you feel fashion-forward.
For more ideas for how to wear crop tops without showing stomach, check out some of my favorite bloggers and street style stars who have nailed the look.