The wide cropped leg trend has been around for over a year now. I find it takes a season or two for my eye to become accustomed to the proportion, style, or fit of a new trend. The longer I see it, the more I decide to either discard, as not for me… or give it a try.
As a petite woman, I was worried wide crops would make my legs and me look shorter than I am. But I kept seeing and admiring these crops on others so I finally tried a pair. I tried them on in DRD here for you and decided I needed the petites.
My husband is tall so these pictures are taken from his height which does make my legs look shorter. However, in person, they make my legs look exactly like my legs are. Narrow ankles showing under wide crops. Imagine that! This is probably the best angle to show how these looked.
Do these make my legs appear shorter? They may. Do I care? No. There are proportion truths but there are no hard and fast rules so we should choose what we like.
I chose a cropped denim jacket and tucked my top in which helps the proportion. Does this make my legs look longer? Yes. If I wore these with a longer top, you would see less leg and pant which would shorten them visually.
I opted for a nude shoe which always elongates your look and lengthens the look of your legs. These Clarks wedges are incredibly comfy so for a woman who can’t wear much of heel, these are awesome because they also help you look taller.
This nude shoe doesn’t have as low a vamp (portion on the top of the foot), as some of my other shoes. But the color, combined with the wedge and style make these my best look for this casual outfit.
I chose sunglass frames to coordinate with my bag and move the eye around the body. Alligator and crocodile prints are on trend this fall. Honesty? They never went out of style. They’re a perennial favorite of mine so this bag gets brought out every fall.
I feel totally confident, stylish and modern wearing these wide crops. Does it bother me that my legs aren’t being highlighted to look as long as humanly possible? Not one bit.
I like how I feel wearing these wide crops and they’re cooler to wear on warm days. I’ll be wearing them with boots or closed-toed shoes this winter because the fabric is year-round.
What style proportion truths do you ignore?