rop tops are one of summer’s biggest trends. They are always in style. During summer, it can get so hot
that you feel like your skin is going to burn up in the glare of the sun. Dressing for summer can be a challenge especially when you do not want to sweat but still appear fashionable. You can dress for summer by wearing clothes made of fabrics that will keep you cool. The best fabrics to wear during a hot and humid weather are cotton. During summer, you always want to soak up every minute if you can, but sometimes, it gets too unbearably hot to enjoy the season. Wearing the best clothes for hot weathers can help you enjoy outdoors during even the warmest summer months. You can stay cool with light, breathable cotton crop tops as these are perfect to wear during the heat.
summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons we have. It occurs after spring and before autumn. This happens between the months of June to September. Summer periods are a season of bliss except of course with the heat that it comes with. Summer comes with fun and lots of activities like going to beaches, getting tanned, exercising, getaways, camping etc.
COTTON FABRICS AND OUTFITS
otton fabrics are made from fibers surrounding the seeds of cotton plants. Cotton is durable, water
absorbent and dries quickly which makes it perfect for summer. Cottons are hypoallergenic, easy to maintain and non-irritant to skin.
In a question and answer post on byju’s.com posted March 26, 2021, answers to why we wear cotton clothes in summer was “We sweat more in the summer session and cotton is a strong water absorber that helps to absorb sweat and introduce it to the environment by evaporation. Our body takes out heat as the sweat evaporates from our body. Therefore our body loses heat and is cooled.
Cotton garments allow for improved air circulation, resulting in more sweat absorption and as a result, a cooling effect. Cotton allows for improved air circulation, which aids in absorbing and expelling perspiration-induced bodily moisture.
Cotton also protects us from harmful organisms such as fungus. Cotton is good for those with sensitive skin since it helps to reduce the severity of allergic reactions. Synthetic textiles on the other hand can create rashes, skin hypersensitivity and body odour since they tend to trap moisture.
CROP TOPS – HISTORY
Crop tops are casual garments for the upper body, such that it reveals the stomach. It exposes the waist and navel. It is a half short or midriff top. Wikipedia explains that “crop top first gained prominence in the fashion industry during the 1930s and 1940s. It was largely confined to swimwear at the time but until the sexual revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s that it achieved widespread acceptance. In the 2010s, the crop top experienced a revival due to the popularity of 1990s fashion and they still remain popular in the 2020s”.
Summer colours are usually light shades. They are pastels and colours on the lighter end of the spectrum such as white, beige, and grey. These are good options as they will absorb less sun than dark colours. Summer is full of all colours and if you are a fan of sun and beautiful sunny weather, you can show it with some warm summer shades of red, orange, yellow and green. Summer is a great time to wear white. Also, sandy hues like khaki, tan, and beige are stylish for summer and turquoise is on trend for warmer months. Any colour can be a summer colour as long as it is not a dark shade.
CROP TOPS CAN BE WORN WITH:
Crop tops are bold, fashion-forward and flattering for every body type. As stylish as these summer staples are, finding your favourite length and fit and keeping the look balanced with high waisted pants, shorts and skirts will make these trendy tops perfect for any occasion during the summer.
You can pair your crop tops with high waisted pants, shorts and skirts: High waisted bottoms are a must with crop tops. If you do not want to have a lot of skin exposed, you can go for a solid coloured pencil or loose skirts, pants or shorts in a tapered leg or wide cut style.
Matching crop top and bottoms set: For a more put together look, a matching crop top with skirt or slacks is a trendy set. It’s a flattering style perfect for parties or even school.
Sweatshirt crop top with jeans: long sleeve crop top sweaters are a great choice for not so hot days.
Crop tops with shorts: for a flirty beachy look, loose crop top and shorts always does the magic.
COMBINING CROP TOPS FOR A PROFESSIONAL LOOK
Choose a longer, structured crop top for a professional look. Look for crop tops with structured elements that are not too tight. Front ties and collars will give a professional workplace appropriate look. For an added fashionable flair you can throw on a blazer or long coat as this can easily make it more office appropriate.
WEARING DON’TS OF CROP TOPS – DISTORTED!
Some posts have claimed that crop tops has wearing and combination don’ts. Well, this is a distorted truth as crop tops can be properly combined to fit any occasion.
A few of the don’ts listed are:
Not pairing crop tops with shorts
Not wearing crop tops with low waist bottoms
Not wearing crop tops to formal places
Well overtime, a lot of people have argued over what is obtainable with crop tops.
As noted earlier, crop tops are trendy pieces that will always be incorporated in stylish dressing.
Crops tops can be paired with shorts as beach wears and for outdoor parties.
Crop tops can be perfectly combined with low waist lined bottoms for people who are comfortable with showing a little skin for casual events.
Crop tops can be combined with high waist pants or skirts with blazers or coat for a professional office look.
Thank you for reading and please let me know what you think about incorporating crop tops for any occasion during the summer.