The Revealing Micro-Trend That Just Sprung Up Out of Nowhere


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The latest revealing micro-trend to hit the fashion world has officially arrived. In case you haven't noticed, the risqué look that has really been taking off this season has elements like midriff floss and hip cutouts that have everyone talking (because that's just what a good, divisive trend does). So here we are yet again to point out a skin-baring detail on the rise. Are you even surprised, though? 

The micro-trend in question is what I'm calling ruched rings. Think of it as a continuation of the cutout trend—it can be bold or subtle, depending on the size and placement, but no matter what, it's eye-catching. Designers such as Anna Quan, Christopher Esber, and Cult Gaia are leading the way with everything from tops and dresses to matching skirt sets. The ring details feel like a nod to the '70s in a completely fresh and modern way, adding a touch of retro appeal without looking costumey. Scroll down to shop all the stunning pieces that feature these ring details and to take a look at how fashion people wear them.


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.