I've seen loads of cropped tops in the sales recently and I usually just skip right past them. I had it in my mind that cropped tops was for the sixteen year old me, the one with a flat defined stomach, the one that didn't mind showing off a bit of flesh.But actually even with curves I have now I can still happily and confidentially rock a cropped top but just styled differently.
Okay so my low rise jeans and teenie tiny cropped vest tops might be long behind me but a 3/4 cropped top with just a peek of tummy can still work and actually made me feel quite daring and EVEN a bit sexy!. Mostly of my jeans, skirts and shorts are high waisted. I find high waisted much more flattering on my shape and gives me much better waist definition as it holds everything in. So when wearing a cropped top I would team with high waisted on the bottom half.
As the cropped top I am wearing in the photos is tight(ish) I decided to wear it with a floaty maxi skirt to balance out my top half and hopefully make me look a little less boobie. Had the cropped top been less fitting or possibly oversized I would have worn it with jeans, flared jeans and an oversized off the shoulders cropped top looks so lovely and really feminine.
If you still find that even a 3/4 cropped top is too much flesh for you then you could try wearing it teamed with a blazer or denim jacket/shirt with roughly rolled sleeves for a much more casual look.