Fatshion Real Talk

My Not-So-Secret Secret to Rocking a Crop Top

The Aussie Curves theme this week is ‘tee’, and I instantly knew I wanted to wear this amazingly awesome Thick Chick crop by Candy Strike. She’s one of my absolute favourite indie designers, and I can’t wait to treat myself to one of her incredible swimsuits for summer!

Now, the crop top is a subject I feel passionately about. I don’t consider myself any kind of croppy-goodness guru because it is still something that pushes me violently out of my comfort zone. BUT – I worked out the secret. And to be honest, I think it’s a not-so-secret secret. Are you ready?..

Fake it till you make it.

Seriously, I know it sounds like the biggest pile of codswallop but I SWEAR by it. Obviously you have to get to the point of confidence where you can actually force yourself to leave the house in it, but when you do; hold your head high and put an extra wiggle in your walk, even if you’re cringing inside.

If you’re not quite there yet, you could start gently by wearing it around the house. Maybe let your partner or housemates see you in it? Then eventually take the dog for a walk, or wear it out for brunch. Just start doing it, and PRETEND LIKE YOU DON’T EVEN GIVE A FIG what other people are thinking, and in some amount of time (might be next month, might be next year) you actually won’t. I promise.

Now like I said, i’m not being all preachy and know-it-all, i’m just sharing this tip that I discovered. When I first started seeing crop tops on incredible babes like Tess Munster and Gabi Fresh, I always managed to convince myself that it works for them but it wouldn’t work for me because they (insert excuse like; “have a better proportioned body”, or “don’t have as visible stretch marks as me”) etc etc. But the other thing that got me through that initial stage was just sheer rebelliousness and rage at the world.

The first time I wore a crop top in public, I was terrified, but more importantly I clung onto the feeling that I was giving the world a big, giant FUCK YOU and flipping it the metaphorical bird. And essentially, that’s what I was doing, and that is what all fat girl’s do every single time we “break a fashion rule”. And I have come to LOVE that feeling so much. And I really think you will too. Give it a go? What’s the WORST THING that could happen?..

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Thanks to Sam for my photies <3
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In summary of my argument – 

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Top: Candy Strike
Skirt: K-Mart
Earrings: I bought them at Quick Brown Fox but have also seen them at Kinki Gerlinki
Boots: Docs, painted by me

Head scarf: this eBay seller

 


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  • LOVE THIS and I love crop tops! I have 3 in rotation at the moment! My Mum even complimented my outfit when I was wearing a crop once, which surprised me! I remember you were wearing this top when I met you!!

    • Yes I was!! It is the only crop top I own so far. I’m so impressed you have 3! Do you usually wear them with high-waisted things on the bottom? 🙂

      • Yep, I have a few high waisted pencil skirts and a maxi skirt. I usually only show around 1-3inches of skin. I’m not confident enough to show more yet.

  • You are so freaking RAD!!!!! I am way too self conscious to wear a crop top. You look so amazing!!!!

  • Kobi Jae

    Eeeeeee you makin' me blush!!! You NEED TO WEAR A CROP TOP it is SO DAMN LIBERATING!!! xx

  • Kobi Jae

    Aww thanks love! And it sounds like you've got a totally rad husband. If you can do a bikini, a crop top is a piece of piss! 🙂 x

  • Yvonne Kirk

    Great argument! I only managed a bikini thanks to the support of my husband I think a crop top will have to be my next challenge. I will. Def be faking it Lol
    You rock this outfit. Xoxo

  • Hot diggity you're a babeface. I love this outfit on you, and kudos on the crop top! Some great times for first-time/nervous belly barers. I have three crop tops in my drawers just waiting for the weather to get warm enough to wear them! xo

  • Kobi Jae

    Awwww YEAH! You work those bad boys. I totally know you will/do 🙂 xx

  • Kobi Jae

    Haha FUCK YEAH! That's the spirit!! 😀

  • Kobi Jae

    Thank you for always being so lovely, you uber babe! See ya tomoz xx

  • Jacqueline Stewart

    Awww, i totally agree with the fake it til you make it mantra! You're killing it this week Ms Kobi. Rocking it! See u tomorrow 🙂

  • Charlene Barker

    Love this!!! Fake it till you make it… Best advice ever! Screw the world! Wear a crop top!!! Awesome!!!