Be bold and bare your midriff seems to be the message this season as seen on the catwalks of Miu Mui, Mara Hoffman, Balenciaga and countless others. Here at Motel we’re not shy of a crop top or two so this is music to our ears!
The popular trend first hit the headlines back in the 80′s with Madonna (controversially as ever) donning a sheer mesh number for a music video. Scandalous! The 90′s were also not to be without this adaptable separate with many style icons of the day such as Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Courtney Love (and the entire cast of friends) sporting one. The high street was awash with cute tie tops and grunge inspired long sleeved numbers. Then suddenly for the Noughties we hid our middles away!
Back with a vengeance for 2013! Believe it or not crops can work on a variety of figures, and it’s all about working the trend the best way for you. A brilliantly versatile piece, work the layer trend by teaming crops or bralettes under semi opaque mesh. Alternatively combine a short crop with a high waist A-line skirt or disco pant and show off that narrow waist.
Skin is in for 2013, from oversized vest tops to lacy bralettes, everyone’s in ‘em. A favourite look for SS13 in the Motel camp is the “matchy matchy” look with printed separates worn together for an updated twin-set and pearls vibe! Don’t be afraid of the crop, check out our summer shop for some top crop inspiration.