The Everlasting Crop Top

1998

Contrary to popular belief, crop tops have been around long before Britney went there… “one more time.”  As this timeline of short shirts shows, crop tops have been the most un-selfconsciously sexy piece in every girl’s closet, dating all the way back to the 1940s. To put that in perspective, that was before girls were even allowed to wear jeans to school! As the below photos show, though, the crop top is the ultimate clothing cameleon, blending in seamlessly with the style of each (and every) decade.

1-Hoodoo That Voodoo-1943
1943
2-mid 50s-miss moss-
Mid 1950s
3-The Red List- 1967
1967
4-Ciao Vogue- 1971
1971
Mid 1970s, Los Angeles, Pam Grier
1972
6-Dma United- 1987
1987
7-The Fashion Spot!-1987
1987
9-Karen Mulder Tumblr-1993
1993
10-into the gloss-1996
1996
11-BWGreyscale.com-1997
1997
12-imdb-1997
1997
13-Gabrielle Ginns- late 90s
Late 1990s
14-imdb-1999
1999
16-Little Plastic Horses-2003
2003

(Hoodoo That Voodoo, Miss Moss, The Red List, Ciao Vogue, Huffington Post, Dma United, The Fashion Spot, Karen Mulder Tumblr, Into the Gloss, BW Greyscale, Gabrielle Ginns, Little Plastic Horses)