The crop top was a trend that now seems to have become a staple in many people’s closets.  The crop top was first seen as early as the 1930s and has been worn through the decades since.

With so many different fits, styles, and aesthetics, crop tops can work on anyone and can work with any outfit, whether it's for a casual day out on the town or a more formal event.

However, not everyone is always comfortable showing their skin in a crop top, and sometimes it's not practical like in the winter or a professional setting.

Here are our top choices of what to wear under a crop top for every season and event.


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Bra

Bra

Let's start at the beginning.  What kind of support should you wear under a crop top?  T-shirt bras and bralettes are great options that are comfortable while still offering support.

For crop tops that are backless or sleeveless, a strapless bra is a great choice.  It will provide support while staying hidden under your crop top.  

Nipple covers also work if you want a smooth look but aren’t looking for a lot of support.  If you are going out in the heat or are going to sweat a lot, sweat and oil can detach the cover’s adhesive so go for another solution. 

Check out these bra and bralette options.


Mix or Match 

Mix or Match

What you wear under your crop top depends on what look you are going for.  To make your crop top pop, choose neutral, tighter-fitting layers that blend under a bright or textured crop top.

To add dimension and boldness, wear bright colors and contrasting patterns under your crop top to add to it and create a fun, playful look.

Discover these crop tops.


Tank Top

Tank Top

A tank top is an easy, effortless layer to wear under your crop top.  With so many different fits and fabrics, you are sure to be able to find one to fit your needs.

Go for a tight fit under a looser-fitting crop top to add more coverage.  Play with a textured or flowy tank top under a tighter crop top for a cute, dimensional look. 

Why not try out a sustainable tank top?


T-Shirt

T-Shirt

A T-shirt is one of the most common items to wear under a crop top.  There are so many different styles and fits of t-shirts, they are a versatile easy option to wear under your crop top and complete your look. It can be tucked into your bottoms for a form-fitting look or left untucked to create flow.

Check out these graphic t-shirts.


Long Sleeve

Long Sleeve

For colder weather or more coverage, a long sleeve shirt is an ideal choice.  Go with a neutral, slim fit to make your crop top pop, or choose a long sleeve with puffy sleeves and color for a nice contrast.

Find more long sleeve options here.


Dress

Dress

Most types of dresses look great under a crop top.  Try a slip-dress under your crop top for a more elegant formal look.  For something more fun, try a dress with different colors and patterns than your crop top to create a bright and bold look.

Take a look at these slip dresses.


High-Waisted Pants

High-Waisted Pants

Any high-waisted pants are a great way to cover your midsection while completing your outfit.  You can also wear high-waisted bottoms to your desired level, whether you want just a little skin to show, or if you want to fully cover yourself.

For a casual look, opt for high-waisted jeans or leggings to go with your crop top. For a more formal look, try fitted trousers and dress pants.  

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Belt Bag

Belt Bag

If you want some coverage but not full coverage, wearing a belt bag or fanny pack around your waist can help cover your midsection while still letting your skin breathe.  

Not only is it a practical option to hold your belongings, but it is a great way to accessorize your outfit with its choices of colors, materials, and patterns.

Find more bags and accessories here.


Sweater Around Your Waist 

Sweater Around Your Waist

Wear your sweater or jacket tied around your waist for a quick and easy solution to cover your midriff.  It’s a great way to accessorize and you can always untie it later to wear over your crop top if you get cold.

Discover these sweater brands.


Bodysuit 

Bodysuit

Just like crop tops, body suits are back in.  They are sleek, seamless, and snug while still being comfortable and supportive.  They pair easily with any top and bottoms you choose.

Check out these bodysuits.


High-Waisted Skirt

High-Waisted Skirt

A high-waisted skirt is a versatile option to wear under your crop top for any event.  A high-waisted maxi skirt or a pleated skirt creates a professional, conservative look while keeping your legs warm. For warmer months, try a short high waisted skirt under your crop top for a playful look that will keep you cool.

Take a look at these skirts.


Sweater 

Sweater

Whether it's cold outside or your office has air conditioning, a sweater will keep you warm under whatever crop top you choose.  

Find more sweaters here.


Button-Up/Dress Shirt 

Button-Up Dress Shirt

For a more formal look, a classic blouse or dress shirt can class up your crop top look. This is a great way to adhere to your office dress code or to attend a more formal event.

Why not try an ethical button-up shirt?


Corset

Corset

When probably sized and worn, a corset is a stylish, comfortable piece on its own and under a crop top. It creates shape and dimension and with such a variety of different styles, it can either blend in with your crop top or pop against it. 

Find more corsets here.


Romper

Romper

Crop tops are a great layer over a romper.  Not only does a romper provide coverage for your midriff, but with so many different styles, colors, and patterns, you are sure to find one that goes with whatever crop top you choose.

Take a look at these rompers.



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