What is the difference between a crop top and a bralette?

What is the difference between a crop top and a bralette featured

Crop Top vs. Bralette: What’s the difference?

It’s not uncommon to see crop tops and bralettes paired with high-waisted jeans, skirts, and shorts. They look similar, so most people get confused about the difference between the two.

Crop tops started becoming popular in the ’80s and ‘90s. They are a type of shirt that exposes the midriff or the stomach. Crop tops come in different styles – some have long sleeves, some have short sleeves, and others are sleeveless.

Moving on to bralettes, they are light, unpadded, wireless bras that focus on comfort more than anything else. People wear them as undergarments or even as a standalone piece of clothing. Bralettes have lace or mesh fabrics and a unique strappy or cross-back design.


Crop tops are made of different materials, including cotton, silk, and polyester. On the other hand, bralettes are either made of lace or other thin fabric.


Crop tops are mainly a fashion statement. They go well with high-waisted jeans, skirts, and shorts, and you can wear them to a party or a casual lunch. Bralettes are both a fashion statement and a comfortable undergarment. Women wear them when at home or going out with friends.


Crop tops come in different designs and styles. Some have a round neck, and others have a V-neck. You can find crop tops with long sleeves or even no sleeves. Bralettes, on the other hand, come in variety of designs. They can have unique strappy designs or cross-back designs.


Crop tops expose the ribs, belly button, and stomach, while bralettes are designed to cover the chest area. In short, crops are more revealing than bralettes.

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