The belly button was back on spring runways, and as the weather warms up, celebs have been spotted baring their midriffs in crop tops, bralets, and cut-outs. The style may take a lot of confidence (and maybe a few crunches) to pull off, but we’ve made it easy for you to dare to go bare like Selena Gomez, Shenae Grimes, and Lana Del Rey.
Tip #1: Show a sliver of skin with a bralet and high waist.
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There was nothing childish about Selena Gomez’s look at the Kid’s Choice Awards this month. The star’s two-piece ensemble paired a structured bralet with an embellished circle skirt, showing just a sliver of skin above its high waist. Gomez accessorized the silvery look with raspberry suede pumps.
1. Paillette Embellished A-line Skirt – $52.99; 2. Topshop Lace Corset Style Crop Top – $45; 3. Topshop Moto Denim Zip Bralet – $32; 4. Asos Pump It Up Suede Platform Court Shoe – $68; 5. Cacharel Pearlgray Floral Print Pleated Skirt – $350
Tip #2: Balance a bra top with full harem pants.
Shenae Grimes’ cutout black lace bra top at the Chinese Laundry fashion denim launch might’ve been teeny, but she balanced it with full harem pants on bottom. The pants’ bow sash drew attention to her waist and Grimes kept things just covered enough on top with a denim jacket.
1. Forever Spotted Harm Pants – $13.80; 2. Miss Selfridge Lattice Strap Bra Top – $28; 3. Only Limitless Fitted Denim Jacket – $39; 4. Dorothy Perkins Khaki Tie Waist Peg Pants – $21; 5. Topshop Broderie Anglaise Bralet Top – $48; 6. Jane Norman Black Banana Heel Platform – $55.50
Tip #3: Channel the 90s with a collared baby tee.
It’s rare that Lana Del Rey’s midriff isn't covered, as was the case in Berlin when the sexy songstress channeled the 90s in a cropped white polo. We’d love this look with high waisted denim, but with a figure like Lana’s it's understandable that she showed off her navel in low-slung skinnies. Her chunky gold necklace gives the look an urban, 90s video girl feel.
1. Forever 21 Cropped Jaqcuard Stripe Top – $14.80; 2. ModCloth A Night To Remember Flat – $45; 3. G-Star Skinny Stretch Raw Jeans – $157; 4. Asos Crop Top With Polo Neck – $14.32; 5. Ben Amun Chunky-Link Necklace – $220