This trend is really popping (or cropping!?) up everywhere. Following closely on the heels of the skirt + cropped top trend comes something for those of us who aren’t ready to bare it all: the crop illusion dress! It’s an all-in-one approach to achieve the same look without showing any midriff whatsoever. Can you say “win-win?”
The bohemian in all of us loves a flattering floor-length maxi—its the perfect, easy weekend look. Why? Because you throw it on and go! Wear it on your Saturday morning errands or to a mid-day get-together with the girls. The loose-fitting top creates an interesting play on proportions and flatters your bust. Wear it with simple sandals and a leather carryall tote.
While crop tops at work are still a no-no, a crop illusion dress is a yes! This retro-inspired geometric version boasts a sleeker skirt silhouette to cinch you in at the waist. Plus we love how the a-line top gives off the illusion of a skirt suit. If you can’t do sleeveless at work, wear a cropped blazer to keep the illusion going. Add black strappy heels or—if you want to keep it simple—a pair of flats will do!
If you’re not quite ready to invest in a crop illusion dress, have no fear. You can create the same look with a slim pencil skirt and a looser, high-low hem top. Not only is a pencil skirt universally flattering, but the billowy shape of the top hides any midsection imperfections. Just make sure that your top crops at the waist to achieve the same feel.
Want to try out this new trend? Schedule a Fix and let your Stylist know you are looking for a little crop illusion!