How To Rock The Midriff Trend

Brought back into fashion in late 2011 by designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Proenza Schouler just to name a few, this trend doesn’t have to be difficult to recreate. Many women prefer to wear this trend as a set – a cropped top and a matching skirt. If that’s not your main preference, below are a few ideas to get the inspiration going.

Any age

You don’t have to be in your teens to rock a midriff. Former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld was recently spotted wearing a cropped white top with a knee length pencil skirt. In this particular outfit, she was showing just a little bit of skin which was very sophisticated. Did we forget to mention that Carine is also 59 years of age? Adapt the trend to suit your particular fashion sense and body-shape.


Cropped-tops don’t necessarily mean showing off your entire stomach. Sometimes this could be tastefully done, where just a small peek is exposed. High waisted jeans and a cropped shirt make this trend easy to wear if you’re going for a casual look. Pair with a coat or jacket in the chilly months to keep warm.

Adapt to your style

The key to recreating any type of trend that’s been down the runway, is to adapt it to your own personal style. Don’t be a fashion victim, instead incorporate some of your other favourite trends to personalise this look.

Fuller skirt

Pairing a midriff top with a fuller skirt will help to balance out the proportions of the entire look. You can also control how much skin you want to show, and this is perfect with a full skirt which isn’t skin-tight. Finish the outfit off with a killer pair of heels, and you’ve got a winner.

Don’t be scared!

Many of us get scared hearing the word midriff since it has popped back into fashion since the 90’s. If you want to try out this look, grab an inexpensive top and experiment with it. There are heaps of different shapes, sizes, and styles out there to choose from, it’s just about finding the one that fits perfect with you and your style.

Versatile options

Not only are midriff tops great for wearing in the summer and layering in the winter, but they can be worn a variety of times. Don’t worry about this item never leaving your closet! Wear them in the summer with shorts, pants, and skirts, then layer them in the winter with jackets, knits and jeans.


  • Choose a style which compliments your body shape. Outfits usually go wrong when someone is not aware of their own body shape. Create looks which will flatter your assets and make you look and feel comfortable.
  • Feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. The second you don’t, it shows in your face and entire manner. Create an outfit that represents your style and makes you feel good about yourself.

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