Sarah Jessica Parker, Nobel Peace Prize concert, December 2012
We live in a state of fear about the return of the midriff top which is perfectly understandable but it doesn't have to be this way. Trends have moved on from the awfully small midriff tops worn by Britney Spears in the 90s. Now Gwyneth flashes her middle! Diane Kruger bared hers on the red carpet recently and oh what a dream it was. Sarah Jessica Parker is another shining example of how the midriff top or twin set can be both fashion forward AND elegant. It's more of a sliver of midriff really, just enough to break up a dress but not enough to break it apart. The Erdem lace number might have been a touch matronly without that flash of flesh, but it's not too much so as to not fit the gravitas of the occasion. It's a fine flash of flesh indeed.