Emma Watson isn’t one to push the fashion boundaries all too far, typically opting for sweet and sophisticated styles over anything too risque. However, when the actress stepped out for the GQ Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday, September 3, she tried her hand at the summer’s ubiquitous midriff-baring trend.

The 23-year-old star went bold in a belly-baring Balenciaga top and boyish black pants. Emma further amplified her unusual look with the brand’s embroidered peep-toe heels — yet she made sure to keep her hair and makeup simple so as not to compete with the silhouette.

Emma wasn’t the only star to flash some skin at the event. British singer Jessie J also flaunting her figure on the red carpet, yet she went for a slightly vampier effect.

The “Price Tag” songstress opted for a Persy Yaniv maxi skirt with a long, dramatic train. She paired the mermaid-inspired style with the designer’s matching bandeau bra, giving fans a good look at both her shoulders and her abs.

The temperatures are cooling down, but it doesn’t seem like the crop top trend will be disappearing anytime soon.

Whose take on the bare midriff look do you like best?


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