Saturday, 7 April 2012

Ab-Fab or Ab-surd...?


Not so much a brand spanking new phenomenon... more a come back trend of the nineties resurfaced by fashion gods who are probably rekindling their love for Clueless...

Only this time it's not so in your face 6 pack abs from the likes of Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson. It's a tasteful peek-a-boo of midriff between a high rise waist line and a high rise top.

Being shifted into the limelight by toned tummies such as Selena Gomez and Lana Del Rey. Plus the not so chic Tulisa (sorry babez) and the less thought out Miley Cyrus (she's so toned she could get away with walking around naked. Put it like that and we're suddenly not so adversed to her constant show of stomach).

(L-R: Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey, Tulisa, Miley Cyrus)

(L-R: Acne, Anthony Vaccarello, Aquilano Rimondi, Bill Blass)

(L-R: Dolce & Gabanna, Helmut Lang, Prada, Preen)

(L-R: Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Band of Outsiders)

Is this a trend you will be trying? Whether you will or won't it's good summer body motivation all the same!


Amelia xo

22 comments:

Romy van K. said...

Not my thing! I'm not that slim! Haha, only on really tiny girls, these things work!

Love some of the looks though!

xx ROmy

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xchristybx said...

I'm loving this trend! You don't need to be stick thin to pull it off as you can show the highest part of your midriff which is usually also the slimmest!
I might overdo it this summer haha xx

bakesbeauty said...

I like it in the style of Selena/Lana with something high-waisted & just a little bit showing, there are some really nice bralet-style tops out there at the moment. But Tulisa/Miley not so much! Plus my tummy definitely isn't toned enough to bare that much flesh even if I wanted to! x

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Eloise said...

I think they look great but my podge would not!

xx

Rubi Ani said...

I like the trend. I used to love watching Charmed and Alyssa Milanno would always be showing a bit of tummy and looked amazing. I'm not sure if I'll be trying the trend though, I am slim but I'd prefer to be a little more toned. Maybe after working out a bit.
Rubi x
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Laura. said...

wish I had a stomach like any of these ladies

Laura. said...

wish I had a stomach like any of these ladies

That Bird said...

I like it, but I couldn't carry it off at the moment! I think something high waisted with a crop top is better than full on Britney circa 1999. Miley looks amazing at the moment, Tulisa just always manages to chav up even a nice outfit! x

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Emily Alice said...

I love this trend, might even bookmark this post for thinspiration!

Sarah Betty Andrews said...

I really love this trend, but not sure I can carry it out myself yet.

I love Lana del Rey and Miley's versions of this!

Sarah Betty xx

Christian Louboutin said...

Love, love, love those pics!!!!Amazing!

LaraLainThatsMyName said...

Ah man! Are we guna get our tum tums out in Hyde Park?! *smiley face wink*

Christian Louboutin said...

Love this trend so much , but not sure I can carry it out myself yet.

FASHION ICE said...

I may give it a try, I do like the looks though!

♥Elizabeth♥ said...

I don't think the trend is for me, too much belly haha. I might wear a top that shows a slit of my stomach in the summer but not much more than that :P


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Simmran Sharma said...

awesome post! i love this trend!
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iamprecious ♡ said...

nice blog, lets follow each other!

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kirstyb said...

i wont be trying it but i do love it x

Emily said...

I hate working out and stopping at only three scoops of ice cream, and crop tops are the only reason I do it. The trend is amazing. With high-waisted bottoms it's the perfect way to show some skin without looking trashy.

May the force be with you.
Emily

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Emma. said...

Ab-fab if you have the abs for it!

It's Just a bit Fruity Fashion Blog

Emma x

Vief said...

love this post! I really like this trend, but I only wear it on a holiday. What about following each other? :)
love, Vief
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