This season, the catwalk’s most daring cuts and stomach-baring slashes require serious fashion-fearlessness – oh and toned, taut tummies! Although flaunting all in a bra-let may prove a sartorial step too far, unless worn poolside, do bear with us.
At Prada there may have been plenty of exposed flesh as bandeau bralets were teamed with body-skimming skirts, but the catwalks also offered up a host of more subtle, and wearable styles. At Miu Miu and Pucci cropped tops were paired with high-waisted maxi skirts for a more flattering flash of skin and just earlier this week Dree Hemingway sizzled in a Dolce & Gabbana stomach-baring two-piece at Coachella.
If you want a piece of the ab-flashing action without too much over exposure make like Alexa Chung, renowned for her consciously covered up look, who wore a stomach-skimming blue Yves Saint Laurent number at last year’s Elle Style Awards, proving that a sliver of skin is all that’s required.
If you do dare to bare – start prepping your body now by swapping your daily body moisturiser for a hard-working sculpting gel such as Dior Svelte Reversal Body Countouring and Fiming Concentrate £43. Packed full of peptides to firm and fat-cell busting ingredients, skin will feel smoother and noticeably more toned within weeks. Or try Shiseido Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Concentrate £44.50 which is infused with skin-tightening caffeine and packed with a blend of grapefruit oil and spices to invigorate and boost circulation.
For instant waist-whittling results book in for a Universal Contour Wrap treatment. Whilst it may sound dangerously like a marketing ploy, this clay-infused warm-bandage treatment, really does work to smooth, tone and slim down the body for an immediate body-baring boost.
All that’s left to decide is whether you can stomach it?