In our second installment of Propeller or Repeller?, the Man Repeller herself takes on the challenge of a crop top—three looks, three chances to tell us if the short shirt is a man-repeller or a dude magnet."
While crop tops
are no new trend, there's something to be said about their staying power. Seasons after the '80s revival have finally been killed off again, the short shirts don't seem to be letting go. It's like the universe's way of maintaining a little piece of Cyndi Lauper to live within us all, and I'll take it. This, then, begs the question: Is the boxy-but-midriff-baring silhouette a repeller or propeller? Below, find three ways to wear the crop, and then deliberate for yourself.
Photos by Naomi Shon