The bare midriff trend should be restricted to the two-piece bathing suit, athletic/exercise uniforms, and traditional cultural garb such as the choli. Even when executed tastefully by pairing a high-waisted skirt and low crop top together to expose only a hint of skin, I don’t find this trend sidewalk worthy. An exposed midriff is unnecessary, especially in an age when plenty of photographs of exposed skin exist in excess. My mission in life is to look as least like a video girl as possible. I don’t feel the need to prove my humanity by flashing my belly button in public. Additionally, I get cold in air conditioning.
When tying the bottom flaps of your button-up together, opt for a bottom with a higher rise such as the pencil skirt to keep your midriff under wraps.