Reviving the Crop Top Trend: Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez Lead the Way With Belly-Baring Fashion Statements

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Thanks (or no thanks) to Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, crop tops, open-front dresses, and belly-baring dresses are back.

Miley Cyrus showed off her Pilates-toned tummy in this Emilio Spring 2012 beaded top and skirt when she accompanied her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, to The Hunger Games premiere.

She very nearly stole the limelight from the movie’s actual stars in this body-baring ensemble; it’s a good thing Jennifer Lawrence can hold her own:

Miley Cyrus's Pilates-toned tummy at the premiere of 'The Hunger Games'Miley Cyrus’s Pilates-toned tummy at the premiere of ‘The Hunger Games’ at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on March 12, 2012 (Credit: Jody Cortes / WENN / Adriana M. Barraza)

Then, it was Selena Gomez’s turn to flaunt her flat midsection.

She did it with this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 jacquard crop top and crystallized skirt outfit paired with Cesare Paciotti pink and orange studded pumps, which she wore to last Saturday’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards:

Selena Gomez's flat midsection at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice AwardsSelena Gomez’s flat midsection at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, March 31, 2012 (Credit: Jody Cortes / WENN / Adriana M. Barraza)

Having these two top-tier young Hollywood stars wear belly-baring dresses is enough to seal its “hot trend” status. Time to work out those abs, ladies- this is one unforgiving trend.

If you’ve already got the body, here are five belly-baring dress recommendations we’ve gathered for you. We love the edgy Finders Keepers dress and, what can be considered its total opposite, the sweet and sunny Kalmanovich Chamomile dress.

If you want to try the trend but are shy, the hybrid open-front dress keeps things covered at certain angles, while the Reverse lattice ruffle dress gives just a little peekaboo!

This is a cute style to show off at the beach or by the pool this summer. It’s great for throwing over your swimsuit or layering over other summer pieces. At the very least, it can be an excellent motivation to get started on that workout finally we’ve been putting off for so long!

Finders Keepers "Shake It" dressFinders Keepers “Shake It” dress, $172.00

Kalmanovich "Chamomile" dressKalmanovich “Chamomile” dress, $990.00

FP New Romantics geo embroidered cutout dressFP New Romantics geo embroidered cutout dress, $268.00

Hybrid open front pencil dressHybrid open-front pencil dress, $152.19

Reverse ruffle lattice dressReverse ruffle lattice dress, $70.00