Midriff-revealing bustiers are being worn as cropped tops. This seems like the norm for performance garb, but should this trend make it off the stage and be worn out in real life? Well, that’s what we’re trying to figure out now that Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, and Carly Rae Jepsen have all been seen sporting them. Carly Rae looks fun and performance ready, while Kim K and Miss Miley are wearing them as actual shirts, as in going to run errands in what’s meant to be worn in the bedroom. Well Miley wore this on Jay Leno, which is late-night talk. But what about us normal people. Should we wear this to the mall or to Starbucks when in need of another pumpkin spice latte?
If it were August and you were on your way to a concert or a drag show, then maybe. But it’s October. It was 40 degrees the other night in Philly (Trend Hungry Headquarters) and there’s no way a bustier is appropriate for a late-night Wawa run.
The Trend Hungry Verdict: Trendy if you’re performing or hitting the club. Trashy to the office. C’mon Kim, not chic with that see-through pencil skirt and wrestler belt.
So what’s your stance on bustier tops? Is it fashionable or just a big faux pas? Comment below. Also, scroll through the showroom below. All are perfect for a skinny budget.