Can we talk about this trend for a sec? This trend I was sure I would never see again? Since it died in the 90s? Where already my dream body (or let’s call it my teenage hormonal explosion) had prevented me from even caressing the dream of one day being able to proudly wear my navel in the middle of street.

I could have done a post to say something like “It’s magazine fashion only! You’ll never see it on the street!”
But that wouldn’t be true at all! All it takes is three minutes of warm air and suddenly you’ve got crop tops popping everywhere you look.

OKAY, JUST TO BE CLEAR. NOT EVERYONE IS AS MODEST AS ME WITH THEIR (LAYERS OF) MIDSECTION.

I saw my fair share of life-savers out and about Saturday afternoon on my walk through Soho (no, this isn’t a critique of midsection life-savers, just that no one should feel obliged to expose them to the world at large).

Outside of a few mishaps, however, I should tell you this: I’m pretty for the idea of a crop-top.

It mixes things up a bit. They’re pretty, fresh* and…
Very 90s, which is (repeat after me) what the summer of 2013 is all about!

* They’re fresh = Easy for you to say, girl. Because in order for them to be fresh:
You gotta be young. You gotta have toned abs. You better not have a salamander tramp-stamp (a big wink wink to my girlfriend S who knows what I’m talking about) or have a piercing (so ’93, which is when all the top models started having belly button piercings with giant bedazzlements!!! (heeelp). You better not have a miniskirt to go with it. You better not have too much booby presence. You gotta….

OOOOOOKay… Anyone left who can still pull off a crop top?

Ha! What do you all think? Is this a yes please or a no way?

Translation : Tim Sullivan