Dear O Magazine, Why Yes I Can Wear a Crop Top
During my usual browsing of instagram this morning I noticed that several of my fellow plus-size blogger friends were posting a screenshot from a recent trend advice column in Oprah’s O Magazine.
A photo posted by Sarah Conley (@styleit) on Jul 7, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT
It reads “Can I pull off a crop top? If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one…”
Here is my issue with that statement, I am a proud plus-size women and love a good crop top. As you can see by several of my recent style posts.
Instead of telling girls and women everywhere that they need to be skinny with a toned and flat stomach, Oprah and her magazine staff could have used this as a chance to help spread body positivity. I would love to sit down with whomever wrote this bit of advice and let them see that not all bodies are created equal and everyone should be able to wear ALL trends if they so choose.
So to all the girls who read this and were turned off this ever growing trend, I say to you ROCK THE CROP. Stand proud and shake off the haters. Be yourself and more importantly LOVE YOURSELF.