Sorry ladies, but crop tops have cropped up again.
At the myriad of shows we've seen at New York Fashion Week beginning on Thursday, Sept. 5, stomach-baring tops were everywhere. From Rodarte, which showed several, to Kaufmanfranco, to Tommy Hilfiger to Diane von Furstenberg, abs were sported on the runway and will be a trend, like it or not, for Spring 2014.
And it's not just us. Even the newly appointed Lucky magazine Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen noticed, posting the first photo from her "midriff"-is-back series on Instagram from the Richard Chai show.
"Dear ladies: sorry, midriffs are still a thing. Keep on crunching," she wrote. In one post, she wrote: "You all know what I'm about to say: get crunching (and lunging)!" And another: "Get thee to core fusion... more crop tops." It just didn't stop for Chen.
Girls, you've got six months to prepare. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Diane von Furstenberg
Alice + Olivia