It's pretty evident that the 90s have made a come back - we all know about the crop tops, but now we're seeing its big sister, the bra as top, all over the runway. But the bra top raises a couple questions, like: 1. Is it a bra - as in, an undergarment made to wear under one's clothes - or can it actually be considered a top? Cushnie et Ochs certainly thinks the latter, though we wonder what happens in cold rooms or in the rain. 2. Is it really ok to show not just a sliver of your midriff, like with a crop top, but the entire thing? 3. Where exactly is the line between "bra" and "bra top"? Is it in the construction / coverage / use of lace? I've personally attempted this look with a structured bathing suit top, and another time with a cotton bandeau - BUT, only with high waisted pants. However, the runway's been showing more skin than the new 90210, and, well, unless it's hiding under a blazer, is anyone really going to have their six-pack hanging out like that? (Do regular girls even have six packs?) So what's the verdict: Runway or reality? --ALEXANDRA BEN-GURION
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The Runway Trends You Actually Wore in 2013
After every fashion season, we pore over a crazy amount of images trying to predict the next big thing. But, alas, we never really know what's going to take off in the "real world." Here, all the designer crazes that actually made it into your closet this year.