We all know the crop top is great, and thank its creators for giving it to us. But to say that it's like any other summer wardrobe essential would be a mistake. Because it's so more than that. If you're willing to experiment, you can turn this teeny-weeny piece of cloth into something entirely different; into a blouse replacement for your saris, to give your desi aesthetic an Indo-Western twist (but do it well and no one will even know). Ahead, the 10 best crop tops to wear as sari blouses or by themselves—we cover the whole range, from block-print desi tops to oomph-oozing off-shoulder numbers. Take your pick.
10 Crop Tops to Wear as Sari Blouses
Indya Women's Floral Regular Fit Top
The Indya Women's Floral Regular Fit Top combines a bottle-green silk base with an intertwining gold pattern right in the front for a regal aesthetic. PRO TIP: this is ideally teamed up with all-gold, black or white saris. Don't forget to add finishing touches with gold earrings.
- Rs825Rs1,500(45% OFF)
PepTrends Women's Black Scalloped High Neck Crop Top
The PepTrends Women's Black Scalloped High Neck Crop Top is made of poly-spandex, which means it provides a beautiful, body-hugging fit. We especially love the scalloped sleeves, which lend a cool twist to sari outfits. PRO TIP: black is a neutral base — you can pair it with most saris
- Rs499Rs1,249(60% OFF)
VERO MODA Women's Body Blouse Top
A sleeveless body blouse from Vero Moda that's ideal to pair with saris. 100% synthetic, and should be hand-washed. PRO TIP: since this is a completely plain piece, you should pair it with multicoloured or generously patterned saris. Reds, greens, blues and blacks make great complements.
- Rs679Rs1,699(60% OFF)
BIBA Women's Crop Top
Red and gold is perhaps the most regal colour combination there is-- and this crop top brings it to life. Wear it with a sari, long skirts, jeans, what have you! PRO TIP: we recommend contrasting pairings with golds, blacks, creams and pale whites. Accessorize with red + gold embellishments.
VeniVidiVici Blue Bandage Bardot Crop Top
The VeniVidiVici Blue Bandage Bardot Crop Top makes for a super-sexy sari blouse, given its gorgeous off-shoulder cut. We like the faux-wrap in the front, which you should show off on sans-sari days. PRO TIP: this is best paired with white / gold saris, the kind that are worn on Onam
Miss Chase Women's Navy Blue Twisted Crop Top
Plain, simple and super-versatile: that's what this Miss Chase Women's Navy Blue Twisted Crop Top is all about. Wear it as a sari blouse, or pair it with patterned lowers for brunch. PRO TIP: plain, dark bases like this one are best contrasted with light, patterned saris
- Rs359Rs1,199(70% OFF)
Indya Women's Floral Regular Fit Top
The Indya Women's Floral Regular Fit Top is a floral number that's sure to turn heads with or without a sari. Its green base + orange highlights + cold shoulders scream spring. PRO TIP: wear it with silky creams, oranges, blacks, and whites. Keep the saris plain to let the crop top steal the show.
- Rs730Rs1,400(48% OFF)
Miss Chase Women's Navy Blue Printed Crop Top
The Miss Chase Women's Navy Blue Printed Crop Top may be printed, but that shouldn't stop you from going print-on-print. That's because it's subtle enough to accomodate it. PRO TIP: pair it with whites, blacks, silvers, reds, oranges and yellows. Then finish with hoops.
- Rs539Rs1,199(55% OFF)
The Blazze Racerback Camisole Crop Top
The Blazze Racerback Camisole Crop Top is the crop top to get if you want to show of your shoulders to the fullest -- its strappy shoulders and racerback cut will let you. PRO TIP: this one's available in eleven different shades and is affordable, too -- get yourself a few for all your saris
Veni Vidi Vici Off Shoulder Crop Top
We'll finish the list with the brightest crop top of the lot -- the Veni Vidi Vici Off Shoulder Crop Top. You're sure to make a statement with its bare shoulders. PRO TIP: pair brights with more brights if (reds, blues, greens) to have fun, or strike a sharp contrast with a black number.
- Rs594Rs1,080(45% OFF)
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