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Flaunt your Sexy Midriff! Check Out 5 Tips on How to Rock a Cropped Top



For the longest time this season, the cropped top has ruled the runway. From Wana Sambo & Ajepomaa Designs to Projecto Mental and Pistis, almost every designer as well as fashionista the world over, has embraced and evolved the trend.

However, how can you rock this trend if you aren’t exactly a fan of showing off your midriff? Well that’s where we come in.

Today on BN Style we are going to be giving you 5 fab tips on how you can wear the trend.

Match your patternsHow to Wear Cropped Tops - BellaNaija - December 2013001 When it comes to showing off your skin, continuity is always a great way to shorten the gap of skin. If you have Aztec, polka dots, ankara or any type of print on, matching your top and bottoms is a great way to give your midriff more coverage.

You can’t go wrong with a denim jacket
Denim jackets are a big must-have for cold weather and even now that we are in the cold part of the year, it is one of those staple items that you should have.

To still rock your cropped top without showing too much skin, you can style it up with a dark denim jacket. Dark denim jackets have a way of hiding what ever it is over, so this would be a great way to get away with the cropped top.

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You can also alternate it by tying your denim or otherwise jacket around your waist.

Place the midriff on the smallest part of your waistHow to Wear Cropped Tops - BellaNaija - December 2013004 Just like fashion blogger Islandchic77, when rocking your cropped top, try to ensure the part of your midriff showing is the smallest part of your waist. This is the most flattering part and would compliment your body, also complimenting your outfit.

The longer the skirt, the more covered you lookHow to Wear Cropped Tops - BellaNaija - December 2013005Fisayo Longe of Mirror Me always rocks the cropped fabulously. To take off a chunk of the gap created by the cropped top, try wearing a longer skirt. The length of the skirt creates the illusion of having shown less skin and this makes the gap created by the crop smaller.

Wear High Waist Bottoms
Wearing high waist bottoms also takes some edge off your outfit. The fact that the waist of the bottom is high, it takes off a couple of inches from the crop.

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Don’t forget to share any style tips you may have on how to wear cropped tops with us.

Photo Credit: Afrocouturedesigns | | Islandchic77 | Mirrorme

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  1. Rivkah

    December 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Doesn’t it start with a flat tummy…..

    • Royalty

      December 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      lol..yea it does!

  2. fola

    December 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    How about don’t flash your midriff at all…….

    • ides of march

      December 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm



      December 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you. Keep it classy and Godly. For those who know sha.

    • Anon

      December 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Ah, if you have it flaunt it oh. The sexiest thing going for a grown woman (and man, but no mid riff exposure) has to be a flat tummy.

  3. Jummai

    December 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Gone are the days when i could rock a cropped top, after childbirth i never got my flat tummy back. weeps.

  4. Hurperyeahmie

    December 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    @fola tanks o

  5. Canadathingz

    December 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Just make sure you have a flat tummy sha

  6. NIRA

    December 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I agree with “don’t flash your midriff at all”, especially if you’re not 10-12 yrs old please!!

  7. Autoprincess

    December 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Passing by, with my bulging tummy.

  8. neon

    December 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    hian!! the first tip should be to rock a cropped top you MUST have a flat tummy!!!

  9. Choice

    December 12, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Nice, I hope to try it soon. Just too shy to live out some flesh out.

  10. Modella

    December 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    They are really nice,but I don’t have the gut,atleast not in this part of naija

  11. layo

    December 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    no hating but the girl with the long black skirt looks like she paired it with a bra,under wear or sumftin.

  12. Puleez!

    December 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Sisters here look very OK and quite bold if I dare say. So stop hating y’all! If you had rock solid abs, u too wldn’t hesitate to flaunt it… talking about don’t flaunt and keeping it classy… then please stay sheltered in ur bubu!

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