by Kim Fusaro
Aligote Top and Macabeau Skirt from Houghton NYC. (Courtesy of designer.)
Yes, I know a midriff-baring wedding dress sounds totally cray, in theory. But I'm currently obsessed with this Houghton NYC gown--which is actually a top-and-skirt combo. Check it out: Here's why I think it works:
1) It's not showing THAT much skin. Unless you're standing with your shoulders back, it looks like less than an inch of bare skin would be exposed.
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2) The rest of the dress is SO covered up. If the top also featured a plunging neckline and a low-cut back, it would all be a bit much, but this top is otherwise modest.
3) I like how the top and the skirt both have some peekaboo action. The top is a little cropped and the skirt has a not-too-dramatic high-low hem, so your shoes would peek out from the bottom.
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4) The top hits at a flattering point. No matter your shape, I feel like the space just below your ribs is a nice area on most girls--it's not treading Read More »from A Wedding Dress that Flashes Your Abs? It's Cuter Than You Think. (Also: Pockets!)