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Trendy, hot new female body part exposed at New York Fashion Week

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Lacoste spring 2014 collection look 22
Lacoste Photo by Yannis Vlamos
BCBG Max Aria crop top fashion week spring 2014
BCBG Max Azria Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Tommy Hilfiger Look 15
Tommy Hilfiger Photo courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger
7 Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone look 7 Photo by © Thomas Kletecka/BringIntoBeing
34 Fashion Week spring summer 2013 DKNY
DKNY Photo courtesy of DKNY
Yigal Azrouël Spring 2014 Runway Collection September 2013 Look 15 detail
Yigal Azrouel Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Daisy Fuentes Look 10
Daisy Fuentes cropped cotton rib sweater, track pant in printed crepe de chien. Photo by Kat Rabbitt
Herve Leger, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sept. 2013
Herve Leger Photo by Thomas Kletecka
Monique Lhuillier gown spring collection 2014
Most designers showed crop tops in a sporty way, but Monique Lhuillier showcased an evening gown that showed a hint of midriff skin. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Richard Chai crop top fashion week spring 2014
Richard Chai Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week spring summer 2013 Vera Wang Look 1
Vera Wang Photo courtesy of Vera Wang
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Daisy Fuentes Look 1
Daisy Fuentes cropped cotton rib sweater, printed chiffon sarong skirt. Photo by Kat Rabbitt
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Tommy Hilfiger Look 11-1
Tommy Hilfiger Photo courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger
Fashion Week spring summer 2013 Vera Wang Look 5
Vera Wang  Photo courtesy of Vera Wang
Lacoste spring 2014 collection look 22
BCBG Max Aria crop top fashion week spring 2014
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Tommy Hilfiger Look 15
7 Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Rag & Bone
34 Fashion Week spring summer 2013 DKNY
Yigal Azrouël Spring 2014 Runway Collection September 2013 Look 15 detail
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Daisy Fuentes Look 10
Herve Leger, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sept. 2013
Monique Lhuillier gown spring collection 2014
Richard Chai crop top fashion week spring 2014
Fashion Week spring summer 2013 Vera Wang Look 1
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Daisy Fuentes Look 1
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Tommy Hilfiger Look 11-1
Fashion Week spring summer 2013 Vera Wang Look 5

Are you an "innie" or an "outie?" That is the question as designers of spring 2014 collections have decided that the navel is the new hot body part.

What some designers offered the bare midriff look for fall, it will be a full-on trend come spring. Many designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showed crop tops that expose the full midriff and navel, while some showed just a sliver of midsection flesh. (FYI: About 90 percent of humans have a depressed navel ("innie") rather than one that protrudes ("outie.")

 Many designers showed crop tops that expose the full midriff and navel, while some showed just a sliver of midsection flesh.  

On the first full day of shows, Richard Chai and BCBG Max Azria featured crop top blouses with fitted pants and the trend didn't abate. Tommy Hilfiger and Daisy Fuentes showcased collections with a navel-baring California vibe; Fuentes featured crop tops paired with sarong skirts and track pants while Hilfiger featured colorful crops with orange short shorts and two-toned low-slung leather pants. Lacoste tweaked the look just a little with see-through mesh at the midriff.

Vera Wang and DKNY showed sporty collections featuring crops in neoprene or mesh fabric while hip labels like Rag & Bone showed midriff-baring crops under boyfriend jackets. Trendy designers like Proenza Schouler and Rodarte also joined the fray with edgy navel-baring looks.

While it's a sexy trend if you have 10 percent body fat, it's probably one of the most difficult looks for most women to pull off. Good news, however, ladies: You have around six months to get in shape before the crop tops are in stores.

Time to get crunching.

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