Peek-a-Boo Clothing: Too 90s? Too Trashy? Or Just Right?

When I think about peek-a-boo clothing, images like this one from the 1990s come to mind:

Belly shirt are an adorable way of saying, “I’m 16 and experimenting with my newfound sexuality.” But can peek-a-boo clothing grow up with us? Is it acceptable to bare even a sliver of your upper abdomen on the city streets, at a wedding, or (gasp) in the workplace?

Oodles of designers seem to think so this spring. From Sass & Bide to Cavalli, the runways loved bare skin:

Sass & Bide Spring 2013

Sass & Bide Spring 2013

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2013

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2013

Saint Laurent Spring 2013

Saint Laurent Spring 2013

I typically err on the side of Classic Prude With a Hint of Appropriate Sex when it comes to clothing, preferring a high neckline and short skirt to anything that exposes the midriff. But I am becoming more and more open to the idea, given the surprisingly un-controversial takes on peek-a-boo I’m finding in my fave shops:

Modcloth Coastal Break Top -- $29.99

Modcloth Coastal Break Top — $29.99

No Other Way Dress -- $49.99

No Other Way Dress — $49.99

Asos Shirt in Dip Dye with Cutout Back -- $59.85

Asos Shirt in Dip Dye with Cutout Back — $59.85

Free People Phulkari Embroidered Shift Dress - $99.95

Free People Phulkari Embroidered Shift Dress – $99.95

Asos Shirt with Cutout Lace Bow Back - $41.56

Asos Shirt with Cutout Lace Bow Back – $41.56

Thoughtful cutouts:

Free People Back and Forth Cutout Skirt -- $29.95

Free People Back and Forth Cutout Skirt — $29.95

One place where a cutout can do no wrong:

Lance Flat - $69.95

Lance Flat – $69.95

Do you agree this is as bold as a woman over the age of 26 should get with cutout fashion?

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