Are you having a mid-90’s Versace flashback?
Yep, we are too. No longer just a teen trend or festival fashion, the midriff, crop top, bandeau, bralet and other belly-baring styles are officially back in vogue.
We predict this look to be one of the biggest trends for SS14. It has always been around, we agree, but designers at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia proved it’s here to stay.
Ginger & Smart paired bralets with tailored, high-waisted pants and blazers nonchalantly thrown over the shoulders heralding a new style of power dressing for the noughties.
Candice Lake translated the look street style, but this is certainly a bold look for anyone to pull off.
But if this is too daring for you, don’t dismay. The modern interpretation is super subtle with an air of sophistication.
How is that possible? Well for starters, the less is more rule still applies to this look. That means when baring your flesh, we should only ever see a hint of tummy.
Make like Diane Kruger below, who showcased the modern midriff with her class still firmly in tact. And the key to pulling this off with elegance is pairing the crop top with a mid-calf pencil skirt, floor length maxi skirt or tailored high-waisted pants.
See more ways to wear this tummy-baring trend below or head to our Crop it Pinterest board;