Shimrit Bahar, 39, of Tribeca, would not be naked in an abdominal button-baring crop top fashioned in a Y2K era low rise jeans; however, she finds it gratifying to show her hard-earned crease of abs that are sculpted in the form of a cut-out dress, high-waisted pants, and bra.
“I obviously work hard so I do like showing off that part of my body,” Bahar stated to The Post.
It’s all about keeping it simple.
“Sometimes when you show too much skin it can skew the other way – just a sliver is enough to get the vibe,” said Bahar who enjoys her weekly four-to-five-day dance-cardio sessions at the Boutique fitness center DanceBody. “You’re showing three inches maximum and no belly button or hip bone.
“It feels appropriate – Ivanka wore it to a wedding,” she said in reference to the two-piece sparkler-encrusted neckpiece and skirt that the former first lady was wearing to Tiffany Trump’s half-sister’s Palm Beach nuptials last fall.
Fashion-conscious, fit Gen Xers and older millennials are taking to showing off their midriffs and thighs, but in their own way with flirty, low-key slivers of skin showing tauthowever, they are not always middlesections that are rock hard.
“No anyone really cares about six-pack abs. It’s about being able wear a cropped shirt or cut-out dress without having to think about it too much.” Katia Pryce, founder of DanceBody said to The Post.
Socialites and celebrities older than 40 have embraced to the fashion. Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez 53, who is a model, recently was seen wearing a cropped sweater in Aspen and Kourtney Kardashian, 43, looked a bit sexier in a curvaceous, monochrome white dress at the Christmas celebration of her family.
Mindy Kaling 43, who is a model, has been showing her remarkable weight loss in recent months by wearing a variety of midriff-baring outfits and the lifestyle model Athena Calderone, 48, frequently complements the elegant design that she has in her Hamptons and Cobble Hill homes with a glimpse of her torso.
Designers with high-end prices offer the latest trends in fashion. Australian designer Christopher Esber — a popular choice among Pilates instructor Melissa Wood Tepperberg, 40 creates mini dresses that feature triangle cutouts and the ruched bodices designed to emphasize the body and the New Zealand-based Emilia Wickstead offers an elegant style of pencil skirt, with high-waisted lines and a matching bra top.
Even women who are well into their 40s are able to work.
Maria McEvoy, 57, an therapist and personal coach in Tribeca Recently, she attended the wedding wearing the silk dress that featured an embroidered deep V, laced with two triangular cutouts in her midsection. She was able to feel like teenager again but a lot more elegant.
“I didn’t show my abs when I was 18,” she told me. “But now I’ve never been more comfortable in my own body.”
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