People on Twitter Just Went Off About How Annoying Crop Tops Are & It's So Cathartic

As the sun begins to shine and our campuses warm up, the designs available in stores tend to get a little… shorter. And this year, that adjective doesn’t just apply to the lower half of our outfits. The powers that be have decided that the look of this summer is Pooh Bear-chic. You can’t walk into a Forever 21 or H&M without being surrounded by half-size shirts and, frankly, Twitter isn’t having it — the whole world around.

From Wales, @the_littlenomad tweeted, “The woman in H&M shouting “But why is everything cropped?!?” Is my soul sister.”

She’s ours, too.

From Ontario, @kaitcosulich tweeted, “Its so frustrating that I cant just buy a regular nice shirt, whys everything gotta be short or cropped??”

And, from Sacramento, Erika Anda tweeted, “Why does forever 21 make everything super cropped, I want a shirt I can stuff my face with and be bloated in peace.”

Honestly, this tweet is such a mood, it deserves a plaque.

All of these are exquisitely 2018. But this made me curious, as someone who exclusively buys secondhand — is it that hard to find a full-length shirt in stores right now?

Don’t worry, I did the math.

On H&M’s website, crops only make up 9 percent of their tops. This didn’t seem terribly unbalanced, so I went to check another store. Charlotte Russe came in a bit harder with 22 percent of their tops being cropped. It was when I looked at Forever 21 that I fully understood: Crop tops make up 38 percent of their top selection. It may not be every shirt, but when they make up over a third of the selection, it can certainly feel that way.

In the now immortal words of @popular_keish, “Can we get more cute shirts that aren't crop tops and bralettes!”