Can You Wear a Crop Top to a Wedding?

Can You Wear A Crop Top To A Wedding?

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Showing off your midriff in a crop top takes a bit of confidence. These days you will see crop tops on all shapes and sizes of people. Crop tops also come in an array of colors, patterns, materials, and styles. The tops can be super short, baring your entire mid-section. Or the tops can be longer, allowing just a sneak peek of skin. You might be thinking there are a time and place for this type of top, and it might not be appropriate to wear a crop top to specific events. For instance, can you wear a crop top to a wedding?

Yes, we say you can wear a crop top to a wedding. Wedding attire does depend somewhat on what is specified on the invitation. But even if it’s a formal affair, there is a way for you to wear a crop top to a wedding elegantly. The key is to pair a longer crop top with high waisted bottoms to minimize the showing of skin.

We know that not everyone will agree about wearing a crop top to a wedding. But we are here to tell you that you can wear this top almost anytime. Keep reading as we share our advice on how to wear a crop top to a wedding.

The Long And Short Of A Crop Top

First, get the picture of a teeny tiny piece of material that completely exposes your belly out of your head. A crop top means that the cut of the shirt is shorter when compared to typical shirts or blouses. Most shirts will hit you at your waist or hips. Sure, a crop top can be designed to hit just below your bustline. But numerous graceful designs will fall lower on your torso, just a couple of inches above your belly button. And, not only can crop tops be longer, they don’t have to be tight or made from a stretchy material. It’s possible to wear a crop top and not even show your midriff at all.

High-Waisted Bottoms Love A Crop Top

Crop tops paired with high waisted skirts or pants will highlight your silhouette. Your midsection will be defined in the most flattering way. The key to pulling this look off at a wedding is not to show your belly. If the event is casual, revealing an inch of skin might be appropriate.

Two Ways to Wear a Crop Top With a High-Waisted Skirt:

High-Waisted Pencil Skirt

The skirt will hug your figure and cover your navel. Choose a crop top that is unstructured and hits just above your belly button. The looser top will be perfectly proportioned for a balanced and chic look. A crop top crafted in a high-end fabric like silk or satin will pair well with this type of skirt and look dressy. A long-sleeve or short-sleeve crop top will look stylish.

High-Waisted Maxi Skirt

A girl in a white top and DIY Sequin Maxi Skirt
DIY Sequin Maxi Skirt | Photo by Geneva Vanderzeil

This looser and longer skirt need to balanced with the right type of top. A tighter fitting and long-sleeve crop top that meets the top of the skirt will round out your ensemble for an evening event. A short-sleeve or even spaghetti-strap crop top works for a daytime summer wedding. The fitted crop top should be a solid color that complements your skirt.

Two Ways To Wear a Crop Top With a High-Waisted Pant:

High-Waisted Palazzo Pants

Women in white crop top and blue and white palazzo pants posing in front of wooden door

This pant style is long and loose. The pants are a wide leg, flaring from the waist. An ideal crop top will fit more snugly and meet the top of the pants. If your pants are a solid color, add some pizzazz with a floral printed crop top.

High-waisted Pantsuit:

The leg cut on a pantsuit can vary from wide to narrow or somewhere in between. But overall, the look will be tailored. Adding a crop top as an undergarment is a fantastic way to make a splash. The top should be form-fitting but not too revealing, and the crop top should meet the top of the pant. A sleeveless or strapless crop top is fine to wear as long as you plan to keep your blazer on, or the affair is casual.

Can I Wear Pants To A Wedding?

Weddings are special events, and you should plan to be respectful of your outfit even for the most casual of affairs. But there is no reason not to wear pants. If you like pants and are comfortable in pants, then yes, wear them to a wedding.

There are a couple of considerations when choosing pants that are appropriate at an event like a wedding. You don’t want to look like you just came from work or the gym.

Here are three types of pants to put in your wardrobe arsenal:

  • Wide-leg pants: These pants provide ample legroom with a looser fit. The pants are universally flattering and can make you look taller. Wide leg pants made from a luxurious, flowy fabric are an ideal choice to pair with strappy and sparkly heels. Top it off with a cropped top that is form-fitting and meets the top of the pants.
  • Jumpsuit: A jumpsuit is an all-in-one article of clothing that combines pants and a top. No need to worry about matching separates or finding the perfect blouse for your pants. Choose a polished and tailored design made from a luxurious material.
  • Pantsuit: A pantsuit consists of a matched set of pants and a jacket. When choosing to wear a pantsuit to a wedding, opt for a fancy style. A fabric like silk or velvet screams opulent. And, adding fashionable accessories elevates this look.

What Is Appropriate To Wear To A Wedding?

Formal, semi-formal, and casual are just a few words you might see on a wedding invitation. Finding an outfit to wear can be overwhelming. A simple rule to follow is that men should wear a suit and women should wear a dress. But that’s pretty vague and doesn’t work for us. We give some advice below by dress code:

Formal Wear

A dress in black that sparkles is a safe bet. But, don’t despair, there are options. A full-length dress, a cocktail dress, or a pantsuit in just about any color will do. Make sure to choose extravagant fabrics like silk or satin, and, by all means, bring on the sequins or velvet.

Semi-Formal Wear

A cocktail dress, a skirt and a top, or a jumpsuit are all excellent choices for a semi-formal wedding. Depending on the time of year, fabrics can be light and colorful for summer and spring weddings. And fabrics can be heavier and darker in winter and fall. You can never go wrong with a little black dress or pantsuit. These garments can be dressed up or down with shoes and other accessories.

Casual Wear

Skip the jeans and stick with a dress, a skirt, and a blouse, or a jumpsuit for an informal wedding. Even the most laid-back wedding in a park or on the beach calls for you to look your best.

Be Bold In Your Crop Top

Wearing a crop top to a wedding is a bold statement. Just keep in mind the tips we provided in this post when you choose the crop top that works best for you and your event.

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