The sun is out, bellies out. With summer fast approaching, it’s time to put away your turtlenecks and cropped sweaters and break out your cropped t-shirts and tank tops. Crop tops have gone from a trend to a staple in recent years, so filling your closet with the right choices can open up a whole new side to your closet. And there are so many amazing and affordable plus size crop tops to choose from.
A good shirt is crucial to start your day. Having a top you can rely on to feel confident and easy to style is definitely a mood changer. And whatever your aesthetic, there’s a crop top for you. There’s Britney Spears’ classic “Dump Him” top that’s cut only at the hips or the popular new bra top. There are simple cropped tank tops, floral blouses and more.
If cutting all your shirts in half in anticipation of Hot Girl Summer 2.0 isn’t exactly your vibe, it might be time to shop around. And since you’re only paying for half a shirt, there are some great deals on crop tops. All you need is a clear picture in your head of what your Hot Girl Summer looks like, and you’re ready to buy. Kick off your summer reading list, think about the walk, and browse those plus size crop tops.
With this plus size leaf print top ($22, Forever 21), you’ll be ready for your next tropical vacation. This shirt can be totally casual with jeans and trainers or easily dressed up with a fitted skirt and mules, depending on your mood and where the day takes you. The pattern is also relatively simple, so it will fit perfectly into your existing wardrobe.
If you’re looking for a classic summer look, this plus size yellow linen shirt ($20, Missguided) won’t let you down. Linen is a timeless summer fabric. It is light and loose, which is perfect for warm weather. Even better, the horn buttons on this piece add a vintage touch.
Puff sleeves add drama and romance to any outfit. No matter what you wear this dusty pink crop top ($13, PrettyLittleThing), you’ll look like the lead in a romantic comedy when you wear it.
Neon is the color of summer: it’s bright, it’s fun and everyone will be looking your way. Dolls Kill’s Juicy Pretty Proper Finesse Crop Top ($20, Dolls Kill) is both funky and simple, so you can show up in any crowd, without having to fight to match your butt.
If you’re looking for a quality basic you can turn to for everything, Asoph’s Plus Size Cropped Tank Top ($8, Asoph) has you covered. This crop top comes in five colors, so you can fill your wardrobe with a good amount of options. The fabric is also so soft you’ll never want to take it off.
Summer is the season for casual tees, like this plus-size Dickies logo tee ($15, target). The square cut is loose and easy to wear. All you need is a pair of denim shorts, and you’ll look like the cool kid from an 80s show.
When a bra already looks very sexy, what if it were even sexier? The Wild Fable Women’s Sleeveless Crop Top ($20, Target) is chic yet sultry with its peek-a-boo front. The shirt is made from a linen blend, giving it a vintage feel, while the loops holding the cutouts together keep it modern.
If you fell in love with bikinis on Netflix Too hot to handle, this Ready To Go One Shoulder Strappy Top ($25, Fashion Nova) is for you. The top just shows a little a little more skin than the average crop top, but the stretchy material will ensure you always feel supported. While you may not be going on an all-expenses-paid vacation, you’ll definitely look ready for Too hot to handleis season 2.
Forever 21’s Plus Size Tassel Sleeve Top ($28, Forever 21) is perfection. Not only do the multicolored tassels keep you dancing all day, but the open back with the tie is gorgeous. Wherever you wear this shirt, someone will definitely stop to ask where you got it from.
Feathers? Yes please. The Dark Lil Prissy Much Marabou Top ($38, Dolls Kill) will have you feeling like a 90s kid in the best way. A flip phone and a little dog will complete this outfit, but if those aren’t on hand, maybe opt for small sunglasses.