This is actually the first crop top I have ever worn!!!!!!! Crop tops have been back trendy for a while now but I wasn’t inspired by anything I saw, but when I saw this outfit on Eloquii‘s website I had to have it! I love the cut of the shirt, the stripes and I love a good skater skirt because they are flattering on my apple shape!
I wore this Fourth of July Weekend to the New Orleans Natural Hair Expo Brunch, I wasn’t planning to dress patriotic on purpose, it was just a coincident!
Even though this was my first time wearing a crop top, I didn’t feel self-conscious or insecure in it. The outfit fit me perfectly and I felt I looked great, plus July in New Orleans is HOT. I was wearing this outfit to an event that was not catered to plus size women, it was a mainstream event with women of all sizes. My biggest shock was when thin women complimented me on my outfit. I don’t know why it shocked me so much because I get compliments from people all the time, but I think in my mind it was a risky and bold clothing choice for me. Risky in the fact that society would say I shouldn’t be wearing something like this because of my size. I felt great in it, I owned it, and I wasn’t looking for anyone’s validation, so maybe since I wasn’t looking for it I was surprised by it? I don’t know.
Anyway, this has started my new love affair with crop tops. My closet now has a whole crop top section, I’m just waiting on somewhere good to wear them to! Look out for more crops top from me real soon!