In many places around the globe, looking out the window such a day as today, the weather can be described as anything but inviting. Hence the idea of exposing even the tiniest bit of our poor, darling skin seems like torture.
Nevertheless, there is hope around the corner; grey days will soon be long gone and there is a wonderful trend awaiting their arrival: belly show-off.
No, this does not mean that mommys-to-be are about to take over the streets exposing their beautiful bellies out to the world, but there is an undeniable upcoming change when it comes to measurements: waists become Empire - State high, tops get reduced to microscope dimensions.
|Fall - Ready to Wear - 2013|
(L) Custo Barcelona
(C) Hervé Léger by Max Azria
(R) Guy Laroche
We already had the chance to glance at a couple of these combinations on the streets of fashion weeks last year, but this year not only have they been present on street style, but have starred on catwalks. Guy Laroche even brings it to the maximum and decomposes the top completely, leaving a stunning skeleton of non-existing fabric.
|Street style in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid|
Interpretations seen on streets of cities all over the globe are plenty, it is easy to adapt it to a more sober style or go as crazy and edgy as one feels. So go ahead and start choosing which high-waisted trousers and up-for-a-crop tops cannot wait to leave your wardrobe and strike the streets.
I would not worry too much about not having a top-model figure to perform this trend, since one of the best things about it is the cut is not at belly-bottom level, but higher up, so it is all about adjusting it as high as needed in order to find the most flattering interpretation. Do not forget to follow your gut when performing this trendy conception of dimensions, I leave you with my personal favourite seen on catwalk so far!
|Jeremy Scott Fall RTW 2013|