Chrissy Teigen has found her ‘dress of the summer’, and with ties across the waist, it’s bang on-trend. The style has been dubbed the ‘midriff floss’, and could quite possibly end up being the defining look of the season. It’s definitely on the racier end of the spectrum, with plenty of stomach on show and ties looping around the belly. The look has been championed by designers like Australian Christopher Esber and French fashion house Musier Paris, and has since taken over Instagram.
The concept is simple: Strings are attached to a crop top, skirt or trousers, and wrapped around the waist as many times as you like. Some influencers have been going for the minimal approach – with one string – and others have embraced the ‘more is more’ look with plenty wrapped around. It’s not a particularly rigid look – sometimes strings will attach to both the top and the bottom part of the outfit, or maybe just one side.
Even if it’s on the more risqué side of things, it’s still being called the more wearable version of a trend that was huge in the late 90s, the visible thong (which was such a phenomenon that it inspired Sisqo’s infamous ‘Thong Song’). Only time will tell if the midriff floss will get its own anthem.