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Oprah’s Magazine Said You Can Only Wear A Crop Top If You Have A Flat Stomach & Girls Are Fighting Back With #RockTheCrop

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When Tamar Anitai was enjoying an issue ofย O, The Oprah Magazine, she was immediately disturbed when she came across this style Q&A with the magazineโ€™s creative director Adam Glassman.

Surprised to see this level of #bodyshaming (๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป) in Oprah magazine. The feature is about women feeling healthy. Part of health is self-esteem and that's intrinsically connected to body image. Stop telling women what they CAN'T wear. We can wear and do and be ANYTHING that makes us feel strong, powerful, passionate and in charge of our own destinies. I hope young women and women of any age don't feel like they're restricted by editorially imposed fashion "rules." The only rules are there are no rules. Wear what you love, what makes you feel confident, and own it. Confidence is power, and it's contagious. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š

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According to their fashion “advice,” only women with flat stomachs should be sporting crop tops. WTF?

She posted the question and answer on Instagram with the caption, “Surprised to see this level of#bodyshaming (๐Ÿ‘Ž) in Oprah magazine. The feature is about women feeling healthy. Part of health is self-esteem and that’s intrinsically connected to body image. Stop telling women what they CAN’T wear. We can wear and do and be ANYTHING that makes us feel strong, powerful, passionate and in charge of our own destinies. I hope young women and women of any age don’t feel like they’re restricted by editorially imposed fashion “rules.” The only rules are there are no rules. Wear what you love, what makes you feel confident, and own it. Confidence is power, and it’s contagious.”

A-freaking-men! The writer of course could have advised that for those women who don’t like to show off their tummy, a layering look is a great way to still get in on the crop top trend, but that’s not what happened.

Fashion blogger Sarah Conley took to her website styleโ€ขitย to respond to the magazine article and said she was “shocked to see this kind of body shaming language from any magazine, much less one named after a woman who has had her weight scrutinized throughout her career. Furthermore, Iโ€™d hoped in the era of the fatkini, plus size bloggers, and Instagram hashtags that weโ€™ve moved beyond such narrow-minded thinking, but I can see now that itโ€™s time for a show & tell.”

She encouraged readers to show off their crop tops with the hashtag #RockTheCrop, and the response has been awesome!

Fashion has very few rules, but if you ask me, there are two key ones: keep it appropriate and wear what makes you feel good. Should you be sporting a crop top to an interview? Probably not, but if you’re out with friends or lounging at home, do you thing. Wear a banana suit for all I care.

Keep rocking those crop tops, ladies!


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Stephanie PetitCOLLEGECANDY Writer
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