Crop tops are all about baring the midriff and the trend has been selling out in all retail stores and it high demand by customers is having a comeback by hip hop artists, supermodels, TV stars. A few a-list celebrities baring the midriff include: Rhianna, Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Nicki Minaj.
Since I have been seeing it often on my favorite celebrity, Rihanna, I had to take advantage and wear this Mesh crop top and showcase my abs and confidence.
You can definitely call this outfit unconventional, and I wanted to share a message for the fashion industry. Behind these photos stands a woman. A woman, that has been bullied for the size and shape of her body. Yes, you may see abs and thighs that are covered with black Halton thigh-high boots, but if streetsyle photographers would see me wearing a blouse, or a t-shirt, I would be labelled “overweight” because under that blouse or t-shirt they do not realize I am “fit”.
Definition of fit: in good health, especially because of regular physical exercise.
Overweight, you might question? Yup! I would like to draw attention to what has been going on in the fashion industry since Vogue ruled the magazine industry and pried onto the shelves of thousands of women’s household. Society seems to showcase what is popular, beautiful, and ugly. And when we see something that is “different” we categorize it and label it something negative.
Do you see where I am going with this?
My intention with wearing a crop top to fashion week was intentional. Sure, I had to step out of my comfort zone, and I did it to share the message that girls should stand for what they believe in… Which for me would be that no matter what street style photographers or the fashion industry labels my thighs, I do not care because at the end of the day it is my body and I will wear what I like. Not to mention, being confident in your own skin.
I could have worn a t-shirt, but despite the looks and the cold eyes on me, I challenged myself to share my story with everyone of you that is reading this, going through body dysmorphia, or those that discriminate against girls that are not what society labels as beautiful, which in reality is a skinny woman.
Do not let society bully you and corrupt your minds into believing that “curvy” or “different” is bad. It is beautiful. We should feel confident in our bodies and express that confidence with self love.
So next time you attend fashion week and you feel different, give yourself a pat on the back and tell yourself that you are a beautiful, strong and amazing woman! You do not need society giving you affirmation of what they believe is beautiful, because most of the time they are WRONG.
Have a wonderful Monday my dears! 🙂
Skirt: Who What Wear Collection / Blazer: Zara / Crop Top: Mesh / Thigh High Boots: Halston / Clutch: Givenchy