The New Crop
Charleston Fashion Week Trend: Midrif-Baring Bridal Gowns
The oohs and aahs that echo from the stiletto-clad audience during the bridal shows of Charleston Fashion Week are most perfectly commonplace. With an endless assortment of dreamy confections floating down the runway, a consistent nod of adoring approval is no surprise. But this year, a few show-stoppers sparked some serious applause, and they all had one design element in common: a crop top. And before you shrug off the notion, hear me out. I too, would have been skeptical of the trickle-down effect of this street style winner into bridal market. But it totally works–in a most understatedly coy fashion. In a sea of slinky silk sheaths and French laces, these midrif-baring looks most certainly spiced up the bridal runway. Here are a few of my favorites. (Photos by Leigh Moose) And if you're still not sold, look forward to Friday, as I'll be sharing full coverage of the day's shows!