Today’s crop tops have evolved into high fashion, red carpet fodder for celebrities and fashion-forward women alike, but we’ve latched onto this trend for more economical reasons. We’ve been saving money by making crop tops do double-duty as sari blouses.
Indian women perfected the crop top-skirt combo (read: lehenga) centuries ago, but sometimes it’s nice to reinvent an old classic.
Last year my sister wanted to wear my polka dot digital print sari, but she didn’t have a blouse to match. Her fix? Her cream and blue floral print crop top from American Apparel. Summery and fun, the mix of prints was on trend, and even better, she didn’t have to buy a new sari blouse.
We’ve curated a selection of high street and designer crop tops that would look beautiful with a pencil skirt or high-waisted pants, and work wonderfully with a summer sari or lehenga bottom. Experiment with volume, structure, sleeves, fabric, and prints. A great way to reinvent an old outfit.
Get inspired with our Crop Top Style Guide and find the perfect top to do double-duty in your wardrobe.