One of the best parts of the recent surge in the positive body image movement is women embracing trends regardless of whether they are flattering or not. For years, women have been taught to characterize their body according to different shapes, fruits, etc. and then wear clothes that work accordingly. However, fashion shouldn't be about limitation, it should be about feeling confident and beautiful wearing whatever you want to wear, not what others think you should wear to look good. I really credit fashion bloggers Tanesha Awasthi (Girl with Curves) and Gabi Fresh who really inspire me to step outside of my comfort zone and just have fun with fashion. One prime example of a trend that was previously considered off-limits for anyone above a size 2 is the crop top, since it's not "flattering" to show a real, less-than-flat stomach. However, if we holding fashion to its 2014 definition, as clothes designed to make the wearer feel good, if I feel beautiful wearing a crop top, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. As well, crop tops can be flattering (and even office appropriate!), especially with a high-waisted skirt or pants.
Even better? Crop tops are less material, so they can be cheaper! "Crop tops for all!" says this thrifty chick.
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