Bare Midriff! That just makes me think of Dolce & Gabbana SS 2012 collection, with all those fruit and vegetable prints and ‘50’s inspired fashion & style. Or to be honest with you it takes me back to the late ’90’s when all you had to do to be a fashionista was to bare your tummy. Ladies we are officially in trouble. The perfect tummy is back in fashion as everyone is rocking the cropped top from the streets to the red carpet.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 Cropped Top

Is it just a fad or is it here to stay? Whatever the case I do have to admit, as uncomfortable as this trend may be it does kind of look sexy and quite edgy in a very retro way. And for those a bit self conscious – a cropped top may look so stylish and comfortable paired with high waist skirts or trousers. It leaves just a tiny centimeter of bare midriff. For an effortlessly cool look wear a slouchy cropped top or tie your T-shirt or shirt a little high up. No it’s not Beverly Hills the old series! Just the new craze in fashion. It was a hell of a thing then and it might just be the coolest thing now.

Any doubts? Just have a look at Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring Summer 2012 Collection and you will be in awe! Sophia Loren might have skipped the bare midriff trend but she sure did inspire it for this show. One of my favorite collections, Dolce & Gabbana’s SS 2012 proves how retro and cool cropped tops and tiny bustiers can look. Who ever said showing too much tummy is not tasteful is now swallowing back his words!

From Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet, to Rihanna, Gwen Stefani or Jennifer Lopez (she does embody the bare midriff style doesn’t she?) every celebrity at any age and any event (yes that’s right, it’s not just a street style) seems to embrace baring their tummies. Unfortunately though London is a bit behind the weather or should I say the clouds these days, and while LA people are all enjoying the benefits of the sun, wise fashion, us Londoners are still stuck in blazers and scarves. Bare midriffs seem a long way ahead right now, hence my lack of street style pictures. I will though make sure to spot them and capture them as soon as the weather picks up. I’m quite curious, to be honest with you to see how many women will be showing their bare midriffs on London streets…

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 - Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 – Cropped Top

Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2012 - Bare Midriff

Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2012 – Bare Midriff

Preen Spring Summer 2012 - Cropped Top

Preen Spring Summer 2012 – Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 - Cropped Top

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 Cropped Top

Blumarine Spring ummerS 2012 - Bare Midriff

Blumarine Spring ummerS 2012 – Bare Midriff

Roland Mouret Spring Summer 2012 - Bare Midriff

Roland Mouret Spring Summer 2012 – Bare Midriff

Versace Spring Summer 2012 - Bare Midriff

Versace Spring Summer 2012 – Bare Midriff
Jennifer Lopez - Bare Midriff
Jennifer Lopez – Bare Midriff

Alexa Chung - Cropped Top

Alexa Chung – Cropped Top

Paris Hilton at Coachella 2012 in Bare Midriff

Paris Hilton at Coachella 2012 in Bare Midriff

Gwen Stefani in Cropped Top

Gwen Stefani in Cropped Top

Gwyneth paltrow at Emmy Awards in Bare Midriff

Gwyneth Paltrow at Emmy Awards in Bare Midriff

Jennifer Lopez in Bare Midriff

Jennifer Lopez in Bare Midriff

Jennifer Lopez baring midriff in Herve Ledger by Max Azria SS 2012 dress

Jennifer Lopez baring midriff in Herve Ledger by Max Azria SS 2012 dress

Kelly Rowland in yellow lacy crop top

Kelly Rowland in yellow lacy crop top

Kristen Stewart at Coachella 2012 in bare midriff

Kristen Stewart at Coachella 2012 in bare midriff

Lana Del Rey in cropped T-shirt

Lana Del Rey in cropped T-shirt

Lindsay Lohan - in cropped top

Lindsay Lohan – in cropped top

Miley Cyrus baring midriff on Red Carpet

Miley Cyrus baring midriff on Red Carpet

Rihanna - bare midriff

Rihanna – bare midriff

Rihanna - bare midriff

Rihanna – bare midriff

Rooney Mara - bare midriff

Rooney Mara – bare midriff

Scarlett Johansson - bare midriff

Scarlett Johansson – bare midriff

Selena Gomez - cropped top

Selena Gomez – cropped top

Solange - cropped top

Solange – cropped top

Jennifer Lopez - bare midriff

Jennifer Lopez – bare midriff

Zoe Kravitz - crop top

Zoe Kravitz – crop top

 



10 replies
  1. astimegoesbuy says:

    I love the Dolce & Gabbana looks, so retro and the Pucci looks are just plain sexy. Just don’t think a middle-aged woman like me could pull it off!! So if I’m going to get a cropped top, I’m going to need an appropriate shirt to layer underneath!
    But gorgeous girls like you should totally rock it!
    Cheers,
    Laura

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