11/07/2013 16:00 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Is It OK To Wear Crop Tops On The Red Carpet? Katharine McPhee Tries The Trend

Crop tops were a big hit on the Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk, but that was LAST year, so what are these celebrities doing still rocking the trend? Although there were a few splashings of the midriff-baring apparel on the 2013 runway, we thought this was a look soon to be dead and buried. Guess we were wrong...

American actress Katharine McPhee is the latest in what seems like an ever-growing line of celebs who've taken to flashing their tummies on the red carpet.

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The 28-year-old rolled up to the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show in an all-black ensemble, teed off with a statement necklace and a popping candy pink lip. There's no denying Katharine looked hawwt, but we can't help wondering where all this belly-showing came from.

Was Gwyneth Paltrow's 2011 Emmy outfit the root of the resurgence?
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Or is Katy Perry to blame for all this? She's been doing the crop top thing since 2009...
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Perhaps we'll never discover the tue cause of the crop top trend's revival. What do you make of the look? Are you in style heaven or should the crop be left where it belongs, in the Nineties?

To help you make your mind up, here's a whole host of celebrities showing off their abdomens...