The Heinous Half Shirt!

There is one fashion statement I would be glad to never see again… The heinous half shirt! Wikipedia states that this trend goes by many names such as the cropped top, belly shirt, midriff shirt, tummy top, short shirt, and cutoff shirt.

I know you will not be surprised when I tell you that Madonna helped start this trend…

and caused quite a stir in her 1983 “Lucky Star” video!

The aerobics movement and the hit 1983 movie, Flashdance also contributed to this craze. Can you name this famous actress?

Here are more examples of this fashion faux pas:

Recognize any of these ladies?

Can you guess who these two famous people are?

What movie is this picture taken from? Can you guess the year?

Remember this famous rocker?

Are those doc martens I see with the half shirt?

This is a photo from the 90s, but it is TOTALLY a riot!

I had a blue half shirt with my name on the back of it. I thought it was so cool then… Maybe I am just old now, but I’m afraid I would look like Will Ferrell in this Saturday Night Live skit photo!! NOT happening!! I guess it’s not so bad on the ladies, but the men… I don’t think so!! What do you think? Should the cropped shirt come back or remain in the fashion archives?

Like Totally Yours,

Sophie Grumble


4 thoughts on “The Heinous Half Shirt!

  1. i think i’ll get rid my wardrobe and just buy all half shirts. i’d almost forgotten about those until you reminded me of how awesome they were. yeah, crop shirts for the middle aged!

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