Elle Fanning's Viral Belly Top Was Held Together by the Tiniest Chain

Elle Fanning Wearing Balmain at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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If you thought Elle Fanning's costumes on The Great were good, just wait until you see her most recent red carpet appearance. On Monday, celebrities ranging from Zoë Kravitz and Kaia Gerber to Amanda Gorman and Tessa Thompson flocked to the Getty Center in Los Angeles for the sixth annual 2021 InStyle Awards. During the soirée, many in fashion were honored, including Fanning's longtime stylist Samantha McMillen, who took home the Stylist of the Year Award. As for the award for best dressed, that, according to us, goes to Fanning herself. Her sculptural belly top—which was embellished with large oval-shaped crystals and held up by the slightest of gold chains—is already becoming a viral sensation. 

For the occasion, The Great star wore the midriff-baring, jewelry-inspired top from Olivier Rousteing's S/S 22 collection for Balmain with a low-rise maxi skirt and a total of eight gold rings. She complemented the gold top with a bold red lip and matching nails. Altogether, the actress was walking, talking proof that McMillen more than deserved her award and that midriff-baring tops are here to stay. 

Keep scrolling to see Fanning's red carpet look and more outfits from the 2021 InStyle Awards. 

Elle Fanning Wearing Balmain at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Elle Fanning

WEAR: Balmain top

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More awe-worthy looks from the 2021 InStyle Awards red carpet:

Tessa Thompson Wearing Christian Siriano at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Tessa Thompson

WEAR: Christian Siriano dress; Grace Lee jewelry

Kaia Gerber Wearing Alexander McQueen at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Kaia Gerber

WEAR: Alexander McQueen dress

Cindy Crawford Wearing Missoni at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Cindy Crawford

WEAR: Missoni dress

Zoë Kravitz at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Zoë Kravitz

Amanda Gorman Wearing Harbison Studio at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Amanda Gorman

WEAR: Harbison Studio dress

Storm Reid Wearing Custom Prada at the 2021 InStyle Awards

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WHO: Storm Reid

WEAR: custom Prada outfit

Shop the midriff-baring trend:

Nothing's more ab-baring than a pin top.

Thanks to Bridgerton, corsets are now a staple in every fashion person's wardrobe.

In case you needed another reason to shop this top, Ariana Grande's worn it.

The only thing we love more than a midriff-baring top is a midriff-baring dress. 

The floss trend is blowing up right now.

Let the midriff trend be your excuse to try Skims for the first time.

This shoulder cutout is so subtle and sexy.

This look is a lesson in making a belly top look sophisticated. 

Knit bralettes are one of our favorite trends for fall and winter.

Shop the matching Judith Puff Cardigan ($88).

You can make this cardigan as midriff-baring as you want, depending on the amount of buttons you pop open. 

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