Finally a modest solution to the crop top and midi skirt trend we’ve all been repinning like crazy this summer! Crop tops paired with midis don’t have to show your midriff with these modesty-hack tips!
I have been wanting to do a modest version of the crop top / midi skirt style we’ve all been repinnning over and over on Pinterest! The problem with most crop top midi skirt styles is that you usually can see your tummy between the crop top and the skirt’s waistline or the crop top is sleeveless or sheer. I’ve been searching for all of the perfect pieces I needed to create the modest-version I had in my head! I knew that if I paired a high-wasited midi skirt with a crop top just long enough to overlap with the skirt, and layer it with a Plumm hip-hugger that I could modesty-hack this midriff trend into a modest crop top and midi skirt look!
I found this high-waisted lime midi skirt from Modestly Chic. It’s a beautiful bright lime green color, a fun silky satin fabric, and only one layer making it perfect for beating the summer heat! It comes up nice and high at the natural waist and billows elegantly down just past the knee. Modestly Chics‘s website is overflowing with adorable modest skirts and dresses!
I spent a long time looking for the perfect floral crop top to go with it! I finally found this short-sleeved floral crop top at Rue 21 that had the watercolor feel, purples, and pinks that I wanted. It also has just enough lime color in the shoulders/sleeves to tie it back into the lime skirt! Match made in heaven!
When I tried the lime midi and the crop top together they did overlap but the crop top still looked a little awkward because it looked so short. So I bought 1 yard of pink pom-pom trip at JoAnn (or any craft/sewing store) to sew along the bottom of the crop top to add a little length. (Due to some sewing machine trouble I actually ended up cheating and hot gluing the pom-pom tim to the bottom of the shirt … worked well enough!)
However, I don’t spend all day with my arms down at my sides and I knew that eventually my tummy could show if I moved around too much. So I wore a Plumm Hip Huggers underneath the shirt and the skirt. It’s a band of stretchy cotton you can wear under shirts that’s too short! (Here’s a cool video about how they work!) You can wear them under shirts that are too short so that you don’t show your back when you bend over in low-rise jeans for example. They have a little bit of sticky rubber along the bottom edge so they stay put when you move around and don’t ride up with your shirt. It’s basically like wearing an undershirt without having to deal with wearing an entire shirt since that can be completely way too many clothes on a hot summer day! You can order your own Hip Huggers through the shop owner Tara via her email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The amazing photographer behind these photos is Diana Putnam Photography. Diana is a talented Utah based photographer who has a crystal clear, bright image signature style specializing in wedding photography and lifestyle photography.
Let me know what you think!