If you have grown up listening to Britney Spears and Destiny's Child, you've probably grown up wanting to imitate the likes of these pop sensations with their funky fashion. We're in the middle of a revival phase where pop culture of the late 90s and early 2000s is making a huge comeback and Gen Z isn't mum about their fancies. Even as the growing bridge between the death of the skinny jeans and flared denims further increases, Gen Z demands for the return of the belly piercing. Gen Z spearheading the return of the low-rise jeans, the return of the belly piercing seems inevitable. Whether it was the bejeweled rhinestone stud or the dangling ones, we've seen one too many growing up that we'd enviably be tempted to get done in our teen years.
Thanks to the likes of these pop divas, closer home we also saw Priyanka Chopra don one of these back in her 'desi girl' days. Sarees, gowns and everything under the sun, her belly piercing shone through better than any jewellery piece we could imagine. Not so long ago though when she wore her naval grazing Ralph & Russo mermaid gown for the Grammys 2020, it was only fitting for her belly piercing to make a comeback too.
On what's leading up to the 'double-vaxxed summer' in the West (which we hope will soon be in India too), many are considering re-piercing their old-closed piercings. With the low-rise denims trend making a comeback for the first time since the Britney era, decorating it for confidence or even the aesthetics is a great way to celebrate getting vaccinated. The underlying concern still remains whether this is just a Gen Z phase and will people have to eventually remove it leaving a huge hole on the belly.
TV celebs like Nikki Tamboli and Nia Sharma were never really over this trend and now more than ever have it on display even in their all-black outfits. As stylish as it may be, a little caution goes a long way and we suggest consulting a professional practitioner do it for you.
If you have always imagined getting one yourself but never the heart to get it done, now is the right time to go for it, girl!
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