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Oh yeah, it happened. I went out, I wandered the shops, I had a coffee and I did the things I normally do and the whole time a piece of my stomach was showing and, gasp, no one cared. Mel from Curvy Cartel has a closet full of crop tops so I blame her for this current situation. It’s much too cold for crop tops at the moment but I just couldn’t resist any longer. Spring, where are you!? Come to Mama. The addition of the jacket was a must.

Can we just for a  moment admire my pale midriff? This coming summer {where ARE you?} I plan to get some sun on this old belly of mine. Not deliberate sun baking type sun but the type that comes from just letting it all hang out. I’m throwing caution to the wind. I sort of HAVE to. What with all the crop outfits you can see on our plus fashion friends in the US and UK I can tell it’s not a trend going anywhere soon. I for one am ready to embrace it.

I posted a photo of this outfit, sort of deconstructed though, on Instagram last night and sent it through to Facebook. I know some of you were a little surprised at how well this works. Maybe even a little bit tempted to make it work for yourself perhaps? Well I hope you give it a try if you it’s something you’ve considered but discounted for whatever reason. Start with a jacket or vest over and work up to it. See how you go.

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Varsity Jacket – Forever 21+ {sold out – try here}
T-Shirt Crop – ASOS Curve {sold out – try here}
Skater Skirt – Boohoo +
Ankle Boots – Target Australia

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Will you be getting your midriff out this spring? Summer? Now?


  • Kelly B

    I’m a sook so, makes me shiver just looking at the pics lol …. bring on Summer I say! Love the outfit though – looks fantastic. What actually comes through is confidence, and that look great on every woman.
    Just can’t believe you’re brave enough to have bare skin in this weather – far braver than me 😀

    • Haha. It’s really not that bad here during the day. Nights and early morning, well that’s another story. A WHOLE other story. Thank you. I look forward to bringing this one out come summer. 😉

  • YES! Go the crop top!! I love this monochrome look! Crops are the bomb x

    • Thanks lady. They are indeed. I’ve got another 3 in my shopping cart now. Haha.

  • Rach

    If only I didn’t have a gut! In fact even if I didn’t, I’m still not sure I’d be comfortable baring my stomach – perhaps that’s down to a lifetime of covering it up? I’m not sure.

    I’m all for wearing whatever makes YOU feel empowered and confident, sod what anyone else thinks and if wearing this made you feel great – go for it!

    Maybe it’s my age [?] but when I see some young girls out and about wearing things that you can tell they aren’t comfortable in [short skirts that they are forever pulling the hem DOWN on or tube tops that they are forever pulling UP!] I think to myself – you would not only feel better about yourself and more confident if you wore something you felt comfortable in but you’d look better too – when someone’s not comfortable in their clothing, it affects their whole look.

    • I do think you have to be comfortable in your clothes. Without the jacket I kept asking Kel if the view from behind was ok. It worried me that I couldn’t see what was going on back there. So instead of being a nut case all afternoon I threw on the jacekt and hey presto.

      Get your guts out, I say, why not. Life’s short. Haha.

  • CROP TOPS OR DEATH! Ok, that might be overstating it… But I love crop tops!

  • OMG!!! You look amazing!!! I didn’t know it possible to be bigger and get away with this trend. I am so inspired and will look at this trend differently now. Thank you. So going to pin big girls in crop tops now. #sugarsfashionanarchy

    • Thank you Sarah. Another reason why it’s so important not to discount something until you try it. Anarchy indeed!

  • sheribombblog

    Did you ever know that you’re my hero?

  • Kenia Gonzalez

    You look fantastic Melissa, love your style <3 xo Kenia from

  • You look great,but I’m sooooo not a fan of the crop top. x

  • Crop tops = awesome! I’ve been rocking them for ages! I love this outfit so much and kinda want to steal it!

    • Thaaaaaanks Nat. First time in a while you’ve wanted my outfit instead of me drooling over yours. 😉