Cropped Sweaters

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The cropped shirt trend is one I was really really hoping wouldn’t catch on. I don’t know that I know a single person who enjoys having their midriff exposed. It’s like next season their going to put out pants with big cutouts right around the saddlebag area.  Let’s show off your most self-conscious area! Wheeeee!

Cropped shirts are particularly hostile to anyone who has carried a baby. Not only do we get to be self-conscious about how big or small our stomach is, but we also get to stress about stretched out skin, scars, and stretchmarks. It’s like the fashion designers are doing everything in their power to tell us moms that we are past our fashionable years.

This sweater was a great find (and cheap! Clearance mojo wins again!). It plays with the cropped trend, but since it’s sheer it looks right that I wear a shirt underneath it. Sometimes our attempts at covering up can draw more attention than if we just went without (and if you’re friends with Mormon girls who wear T-shirts under all their dresses than  you know what I’m talking about), but this actually looks like I’m wearing it the way it was intended to be worn, without flashing any bits I’d rather keep to myself.

Shoes: Target
Skirt: Target
T-shirt: Shades
Sweater: Cotton On
Necklace: I made it
Bracelets: I made two of them, the blue one is from Cotton On