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There is something sleek, sensual and sassy about showing just a tad bit of the midriff section. When you are dressed elegantly, or femininely, or playfully, yet a mere portion of your midriff skin is exposed, the look can be classy and clean.

Fashionably fit and flashy in a crop top, as the midriff is on display and out to play when wearing a crop top.

A crop top is a piece of clothing, covering the upper body, but cut short to end above the naval, thereby exposing the midriff area. Midriff is a particular term referring to the human body between the thorax/chest and the pelvis/hips.

In some cultures, exposure of the midriff is socially discouraged or even banned, and the Western culture has historically been resistant to midriff-baring styles. Baring the midriff was introduced into Western fashion in 1932 by Madeleine Vionnet when she presented an evening gown with strategically cut openings at the waist. Fashion designer Bill Blass, when speaking of the crop top/midriff shirt once said, “It is too difficult. Women will much more readily wear bare-back or plunging neckline styles.” However, crop tops do indeed make many appearances on the catwalks/runways of high fashion!

The crop top: haute couture.

Women’s fashion in the 1960s saw a spike in crop tops and midriff baring shirts due to the sexual revolution, and in the 1970s with the popularity of halter tops and tube tops.

Midriff Fun Fact: Midriff is a term used to describe:

  1. The belly area.
  2. A synonym for the waist.
  3. A name for the area below the diaphragm (particularly including the stomach region).

During the 1980s, pop star Madonna appeared in bare midriff looks in her performances and music videos, which helped spread the crop top into mainstream fashion.

For Indian women, baring the midriff has always been considered fashionable attire. Indian women have traditionally worn saris that bare the midriff, especially South Indian women. The cholis, worn by Indian women, exposes a thin section of midriff, usually 3 to 4 inches. And, as we all know, the Eastern art of belly dancing places the female midriff on center stage!

Currently in Hollywood, the bare midriff is becoming the trend. This midriff look flaunts one of the most desired symbols of beauty and health today: a flat, toned abdomen (abs). Jane magazine fashion editor Elizabeth Kiester stated, “A woman’s stomach and waist is the most feminine part of her body. It’s sexy, but not overtly sexy like cleavage.” Many celebrities have been draped in crop top midriff outfits while walking the red carpet, on stage and in fashion photo shoots.

In addition to the sexy front side that crop tops show off, many crop tops have adorable styles on the backside as well!

During the 1940s, schools with dress codes added the bare midriff look and all crop tops to the forbidden list. The enforcement of such rules depends on the school itself, although the majority of public and private schools ban the crop top, unless a tank top or undershirt is worn underneath that covers up the midriff skin.

When abs are toned and only a wee section of midriff is showing, crop tops add a fit, flashy, fashionable demeanor to a stylish outfit!

Midriff Fun Fact: According to the PBS Frontline documentary, “The Merchants of Cool”, “midriff” is a marketing classification for an American teenage female who is characterized as prematurely adult and consumed by appearances.

Crop tops accentuate health and vitality, with a hint of peek-a-boo playfulness, when worn with skirts, pants, trousers, shorts or capri pants! When adorned with the proper accessories and shoes, crop tops can make or break an outfit.

Comfortable and classy in a crop top. Sexy yet subtle.

Crop Top Tip: A crop top can be worn with a bottom garment that fits either above or below the naval. Both ways present their own flattering flair!

Go chic. Go cool. Go crop top. Ramp up your outfit in a cool crop top!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

What’s the best and most exciting way to enter a room? With enough confidence, magnetism and head-to-toe perfection to turn every head in the room! Va va va voom.

The secret to making a dramatic, heart stopping, noticeable impression on people is by merely being your authentic self, with no overboard attempts or trying to be something or someone you’re not. While positive traits such as a high self-esteem and a firm belief in yourself and your abilities generate from the inside, when you look glamorous and gorgeous on the outside, everyone will give you an extra shout out. Being beautiful on the inside and the outside is a great goal to strive for every time you walk out your front door.

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Living in a fast paced, busy, densely populated area can be exhilarating, culturally rewarding and a stimulating experience. Metropolitan cities generally offer great theater, exquisite dining, fashionable events and numerous things to do. You can truly avoid boredom in cities that never slow down, such as Los Angeles and New York City. No matter how much you love living life on the edge, everyone needs to shut down once in awhile and connect with family, friends and nature. Welcome to small town living!

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When making a change from living in a metropolitan area to connecting with your inner self in a smaller town, you’ll definitely need to pack a few items that you wouldn’t particularly use much in a large city environment. What would I pack, you say?

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• Layered Clothing: Odds are in a small town you’ll have larger, open areas of trees, grass, farm land, etc. Outside temperatures can change dramatically from day to night, and if you relish a hefty hike or a walk in the woods, the weather can go from warm to nippy in no time. Dressing in layers allows you to remove or add various clothing items as needed.

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• Versatile, Comfortable Footwear: For a small town atmosphere, you may choose to trade out your gorgeous high heels for a sturdier, more comfortable walking shoe. There are cute, stylish flat shoes on the market for the glamour girl that lives in all of you.

• Thermos/Water Bottle: In a small town you won’t find a fast food joint or restaurant on every corner, so you’ll want to carry a thermos/water bottle with you to keep yourself refreshed and hydrated. Whether you drink water, coffee or tea, a thermos to keep your beverage cold or warm is a wonderful idea indeed.

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• Sunscreen/Moisturizer: We all know how important a strong sunscreen/moisturizer is for our skin and our health. In a metropolitan area you may spend a large portion of your day indoors in an office, a mall, a restaurant, etc. With a small town, simpler life, you’re likely to spend more time outdoors, in the sun. Pack a strong sunscreen and moisturizer to keep your skin soft, block out any damaging effects from the sun and simply have fun!

• Fitness Supplies: In addition to gaining more quiet time in a small town, you’ll probably unwind with more time to exercise. Packing an exercise band and a yoga mat will give you the luxury and benefits of exercising while maintaining your peace and serenity at the same time.

• Bathing Suit: Even if you live near the ocean in a large, crowded city, perhaps you were too busy to enjoy a day at the beach, or maybe you didn’t want to deal with all the people and the traffic in a highly populated beach city. In a small town, you can find a relaxing river to wade in or a soothing stream to play in. Put on that bathing suit and be the bathing beauty that you are.

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• Books, iPod, Movies: Small town living will slow you down, allowing you more time to read your favorite books, listen to your prefered style of music and watch movies that make you feel alive and good inside.

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There is something sleek, sensual and sassy about showing a tad bit of your midriff section. When you are dressed elegantly, womanly or playfully, yet a mere portion of your midriff skin is exposed, the look can be classy and clean!
Fashionably fit and flashy in a crop top; let your midriff come out and play for a day.
A crop top is a piece of clothing, covering the upper body, but cut short to end above the naval, thereby exposing the midriff area (stomach, abs). Midriff is a particular term referring to the human body between the thorax/chest and the pelvis/hips.
Hip-hop, the crop top!
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In some cultures, exposure of the midriff is socially discouraged or even banned, and the Western culture has historically been resistant to midriff-baring styles.
Crop Top Fun Fact: Baring the midriff was introduced into Western fashion in 1932 by Madeleine Vionnet when she presented an evening gown with strategically cut openings in the waist. Fashion designer Bill Blass, when speaking of the crop top/midriff shirt once said, “It is too difficult. Women will much more readily wear bare-back or plunging neckline styles.”
That noted, crop tops do indeed make many appearances on the catwalks/runways of high fashion!
Take a crop top peek during Fashion Week! Many celebrities have been draped in crop top midriff chic while walking the red carpet, on stage and in fashion photo shoots!
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Women’s fashion in the 1960s saw a spike in crop tops and midriff baring shirts due to the sexual revolution, and in the 1970s with the popularity of halter tops and tube tops.
Midriff facts and terms used to describe the garment:

  1. The belly area.
  2. A synonym for the waist.
  3. A name for the area below the diaphragm (including the stomach region).
  4. The Eastern art of belly dancing places the female midriff on center stage.
  5. During the 1940s, schools with dress codes added the bare midriff look and all crop tops to the forbidden list. The majority of private and public schools still ban the crop top today, unless a tank top or undershirt is worn underneath that covers the bare midriff skin.
  6. When abs are toned and only a wee section of midriff is exposed, crop tops add a fit, flashy and fashionable demeanor to an outfit.

Midriff Fun Fact: During the 1980s, pop star Madonna appeared in a bare midriff in her performances and music videos, which helped spread the popularity of the crop top into mainstream fashion.
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Midriff Fun Fact: According to the PBS Frontline documentary, “The Merchants of Cool”, midriff is a marketing classification for an American teenage female who is characterized as prematurely adult and consumed by appearances.
Midriff marketing magic! Sizzling yet cool!
Crop tops wear well with most all clothing items and add a touch of frisky fashion to their cool, chic image. Pair a crop top with a pencil skirt, jeans, high waist pants, hip huggers, shorts and flared skirts. A crop top can be worn with a bottom garment that fits either above or below the naval. Alluring abdomen peek-a-boo pretty!
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For Indian women, baring the midriff has always been considered fashionable attire. Indian women have traditionally worn saris that bare the midriff, especially South Indian women. The cholis, worn by Indian women, exposes a thin section of midriff, usually 3 to 4 inches. Currently in Hollywood, the bare midriff is a fashion trend!
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In addition to the sexy front that crop tops show off, many crop tops have adorable backs as well!
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The midriff look flaunts one of the most desired symbols of beauty and health today: a flat, toned abdomen (abs). Jane magazine fashion editor Elizabeth Kiester stated, “A woman’s stomach and waist is the most feminine part of her body. It’s sexy, but not overtly sexy like cleavage.”
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Sashay the runway or strut the streets with a spicy touch of an exposed midriff!
Crop Top: Cream of the “top” crop!
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“May I help you?”
“Yes. I’m looking for the perfect top to go with my new pencil skirt.”
“Do you prefer a frilly blouse or a more casual shirt?”
“Something elegant and sleek, with punch and pizzazz!”
“Ah, then the crop top is a definite must have!”
“I do believe that is the cutest shirt I have ever seen!”
“Yes. The crop top reeks of fashion queen!”
The crop top – Short on length; long on style!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846