In fashion, everything old is eventually new again. Neon and shoulder pads crawled back from the perdition known as 1985. Kurt Cobain’s signature plaid has made an appearance or two over the seasons reviving the Grunge look. And fashionistas the world over are embracing the clog (just not this fashionista) as the perfect summer shoe.
One of the more recent trends to pop up on the fashion radar is cropped tanks like the one at left, prompting Meghan at CHS Favorite Wit & Whimsy to ask a single Bard-like question: To Crop or not to Crop?
And the answer is definitely, absolutely, positively not.
Unless, of course, you are going to make a cameo appearance on the next episode of COPS.
Even on the waifish model, the trend isn’t figure flattering. In fact, it looks downright trashy. The only possible exception to this might be if you wore a black silk tank and a pair of very high waisted pants so there was no midriff, hair up, gold jewelry, cage sandals–you know the full Sloane from Entourage, California cool look.
Bottom line, the only time you should be flashing your abdomen is poolside in a bikini.