Not too long ago, we were warning you about the spring 2013 trend that’s making all of us winter gym slackers nervous: the belly-baring top. As you know, the ’90s are back in a big way and the crop top is a prominent part of this fashion craze. Designers like Mara Hoffman, Balenciaga, Rochas and Ruffian all sent the look down their spring/summer runways, and now major retailers like Topshop and Forever 21 are also calling out for bare midriffs with their spring offerings.
Now, not all of us have the guts (or the lack of a gut) to pull off total exposure. Luckily, there’s a whole range of midriff-exposing tops on the market – from peekaboo tops to bralets – that let everyone from the biggest prude to the wildest party animal participate in the trend. We’ve come up with a handy midriff meter to help you determine where you fall – and what tops you should be shopping for this spring. Click through the slideshow now to find out.