I don’t know if it’s because I’m that little bit older or if I’m just not “down with the kids” (lol – I’ve only just turned twenty-six) – but when did all tops become cropped?!
I don’t mind a little bit of crop every now and then, I mean my Dad and Step-Mum Fran bought me this cute little cropped jumper for my birthday last week;
But it was only when I was having a mooch on the Pretty Little Thing app (I’ve got a review coming up shortly so stay tuned!) that I realised that cropped EVERYTHING is in and has been for quite some time.
I guess it kind of goes back to an older post I did on Clothing Without a Purpose, because cropping tops doesn’t always have a purpose; you’re cold, you have to make sure you haven’t eaten an extra helping of that leftover spaghetti bolegnaise as it’ll deffo show and we all feel like we need to have a “snatch” figure to show off. Not that I’m worried about my body shape or any excess weight (bless the high metabolism gods), I’m just not comfortable showing my gut to everyone – it’s not very me.
I was scrolling through the app trying to find some bits to add into my basket and I just got SO frustrated at the lack of tops that weren’t cropped! Is that weird? Am I strange for not wanting to partake in the trend?! LOOK AT ALL OF THE CROPPED OPTIONS 😂
After this, I got straight onto writing this post and just after finishing the above, headed on over to my beloved ASOS – surely they hadn’t succumbed to the cropped mayhem that was going on over at Pretty Little Thing?
Well, for the most part it’s a no, but they did have a LOT of cropped tops in the sale. Side note: am I alone in sorting sale items by order of price, lowest to highest because I’m always after a bargain?
I’m kind of wondering if that’s why I’m noticing this more right now – cropped means less fabric, so surely that means a lower price?! OR a lower price reflects an opinion from my fellow shoppers that also don’t want to bare their midriff? Food for thought.
For the purpose of this post, I went back through all of my old photos on Facebook and Instagram to see whether there had been a time that I wore a cropped top, only to find one picture, where you can’t see that it’s cropped, but I know it is. I don’t think I’ve ever really liked them much!
Anyway, there’s a random thought for you all today, make sure to stay tuned for some bits I picked up from Pretty Little Thing (which didn’t include anything cropped 😉)
Let me know whether your a lover or hater of cropped everything in the comments below!