11 Plus Size Women In Crop Tops Who Prove You Don't Need A Six Pack To Look Hot

There are few sartorial choices that can cause as much of an uproar as plus size women in crop tops. A polarizing piece, the crop top has evolved from its original Britney Spears-era styling where it would be worn with super-low low-rise jeans to a much more modern look when paired with high-waisted skirts and pants. But, of course, there are still those sartorial sourpusses that protest and proclaim that only those who possess rock-hard abs can "pull off" the belly-baring look.

The first time I slipped on a crop top I felt freer. You wouldn't think any one article of clothing could have magical powers, but every time I've defied a plus fashion "no no" I've felt completely liberated. There are few things more satisfying than breaking antiquated style rules dictated by outdated fashion figureheads! And if you think a flash of flesh isn't enough to challenge body bullies, you'd be wrong, as those Negative Nancys seem to think that full-figured women need to be covered in head-to-toe sacks until we've shrunk to an "acceptable" size. 

Whether you're a crop top veteran (don't lie, you're rocking a crop right now, aren't you?) or you're ready to try one for the first time, it never hurts to have some outfit inspo. I've gathered up a garden of skin-sharing stunners who are total proof that soft bodies look just as hot in a crop!

1. Double Trouble

[Embed]

She's twice as nice with a striped crop and sleek leather pencil skirt. (The purple locks don't hurt either!)

2. Sassy Shirt

[Embed]

Riots, not diets!

3. Get Shorty

[Embed]

Who likes short shorts (and short tops)? Margieplus does!

4. Tutu Cute

[Embed]

A little poof, a little punk, a little belly action = perfection.

5. Gone With The Wind Fabulous

[Embed]

Now, twirl.

6. Cotton Candy Cutie

[Embed]

Enough sweetness to cause a toothache.

7. Retro Revival

[Embed]

Eschew skinnies for on-trend flares for a nostalgic twist.

8. Own IT

[Embed]

Strut it out in a plunging crop that shows a bit more skin.

9. Class Act

[Embed]

Layer up with a sheer shirt for a play on texture.

10. Statement Maker

[Embed]

Show your support while you showcase some skin.

11. D.I.Y.

[Embed]

When it doubt, make any top into a crop with a knot and a twist.

Images: Courtesy of Eloquii (1), Willowcurves, Lucialoveslucia, Margieplus, Margotmeanie, Thelizblack, Studiomucci, Kellyaugustineb, Desireejenkins_, Curvenvy, Reztothecity, Ivoryjinelle/Instagram

Must Reads