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Don’t cover up! Flaunt your midriff and bring back the Y2K vibes

From sporting bralettes to wearing low-waist denims, learn how to show off your midriff like a pro

Aatreyee Mohanta | Published 08.07.22, 04:31 PM
It’s time to let your midriff do the talking

It’s time to let your midriff do the talking


Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore Y2K trends. From mini bags and denim on denim, to hot pink and cute braided hairstyles, they’re everywhere. While many of us were bred on these trends thanks to MTV and the Disney Channel (Hannah Montana fans give a cheer!), there is a much-loved Y2K fashion trend that is back — the bare midriff.

Be it midriff flossing (wrapping string or ties around one’s bare midriff) or picking the shortest crop tops to flaunt your summer bod, the trend is fun, flirty and not to forget, extremely versatile.


Here are a few celebrity looks that show you how to flaunt your midriff the right way for the gram..

Emily Ratajkowski

This actor-supermodel has the most enviable body and she leaves no opportunity to flaunt it. This bedazzled beach look is absolute fire! The seashell-shaped bralette and low waistline skirt shows off her midriff in a sexy yet elegant way. As always, her look is sultry and effortless.

Bella Hadid

This Hadid sister always rocks a great look on the runway, but she is undeniably the queen of casual fits. This white cropped top is a basic that everyone must have in their closet, which she has paired with low-rise denims making it easy-breezy. The addition of a black bomber jacket adds another layer of casualness, while her Terminator-style shield glares sets the look apart.

Hailey Bieber

This much-talked about outfit from Miu Miu’s SS22 is one-of-a-kind. The tiny top and mini skirt cover just enough to let Hailey flaunt her midriff. With a sprinkling of a Britney Spears vibe, this look is not for the faint-hearted.

Ananya Panday

When in doubt, always go for a matching ensemble to flaunt your midriff. The pink Barbiecore aesthetic is adorable and the no-brainer bralette-denim combo is a classic. This outfit is the perfect example of how to flaunt the bare midriff while having a retro charm.

Nusrat Jahan

Looking for a more fun and flirty ensemble? Take a cue from Nusrat, who pairs orange pants with a floral bralette and a bandana. This look is great for a brunch outing with your girls or even a day out at the beach.

Katrina Kaif

Kat posing with her sister Isabelle in this photo is all that is right with all the Y2K trends. Kat sports a lime green one-shoulder top and is midriff flossing like a boss. While her sister poses in a square-neck crop top and white denim. The best part? Their bright neon sunnies that uphold the Y2K aesthetic in the best way.


Our beloved MJ always looks like a glam goddess in all her outfits, but this look surpasses them all. Zendaya wore a custom Vera Wang gown that is OTT dressing at its best. She flaunts her fantastic body and looks effortless.

Rytasha Rathore

Who says you need to be a size zero to flaunt your midriff? Masaba Masaba actress looks like she’s ready to hit Coachella in this fun outfit. One of the best things about this look is how she chose to layer her outfit with this breezy jacket which adds colour to the all-white ensemble.

Last updated on 08.07.22, 04:31 PM

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