This Controversial Top Trend Isn’t Work-Friendly but It’s Perfect for Zoom Meetings

If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you’re lucky enough. Mostly because you get to work in your sweatpants. But after two weeks of self-isolating and social-distancing and quarantine impulse-tik-tok-dancing, you may have suddenly felt the urge to actually dress up, likely inspired by all of the people on Instagram insisting it makes them feel more productive. Happy, even.

I was one of those people, wearing button-downs and wide-leg corduroys on my couch, just to talk to my dog. Then the other day it was above sixty degrees and sunny on my balcony. I decided to write two stories while sprawled out on a towel, wearing a white swimsuit. I slacked my co-workers while in a bikini. Scandalous, I know.

Even though I always knew working from home would mean getting to wear whatever I want, I never really considered the NSFW looks I’ve had to convince myself not to wear to my place of work. Exposed midriff is suddenly more than okay for weekly meetings because well, that’s exactly where the Zoom video cuts off. Nobody will know if you’re wearing a crop top just like no one will know if you’re pantless. For all they know, you could be both. No shame.

And since we all have to be stuck inside indefinitely anyway, crop-top season, along with other fan favorite, festival season, has been indefinitely postponed. But unlike the latter, you can easily celebrate from within the confines of your home. Especially if you’re also lucky enough to have a balcony, a backyard, a roof, or a front porch. Even if you don’t, a cracked window will just as easily get you in the mood. I speak from experience.

Shop all the best crop tops currently on sale at Nordstrom’s latest surprise sale, below.

Reformation Solis Ruffle Crop Top


Shop now: $90 (Originally $128);

Reformation Desmond Crop Top


Shop now: $89 (Originally $148);

Free People Sophie Denim Side Top Crop Top


Shop now: $74 (Originally $98);

Staud Blossom Satin Crop Top


Shop now: $111 (Originally $185);

MM6 Maison Margiela Stripe Metallic Cap Sleeve Crop Top


Shop now: $210 (Originally $350);

T by Alexander Wang Metallic Rib Knit Crop Top


Shop now: $165 (Originally $275);