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35 Photos that Prove Midriffs Totally Killed It In 2014

Welcome to the sexy body part club.

Gather round, and let's discuss the Great Midriffining of 2014.

It started out slow. Lupita Nyong'o dared to bare her belly at the 7th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon in February.

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Then Beyonce wore this ensemble to a NYFW party and was all ~flawless~ in it.

Naya Rivera put her midriff on blast at Michael Kors' NYFW show.

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Mindy Kaling and Vanessa Hudgens both Midriffed in this Topshop ensemble. Who wore it better?*

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J/K that's a terrible question meant to pit women against each other and feel bad about their bodies. Let's not do that, mmkay?

And then in May, things began to heat up. Celebs attended the Met Costume Institute Gala, and Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway basically wore the same exact thing.

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Not that anyone's complaining.

Rihanna and her BFF Cara Delavingne competed for midriff supremacy.

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No clear winner here.

Gabrielle Union slayed in this two piece look.

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At the Teen Choice Awards in August, the midriff thing was so on. Chloe Grace Moretz donned this:

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Kim Kardashian showed a little skin (per the usual).

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And so did her little sister Kylie.

~Sisters that midriff 2gether...~
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~Sisters that midriff 2gether...~

And in September at the MTV VMAs, midriffs were all over the place. Witness Jessie J.

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Victoria Justice and Becky G.

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And Holland Roden.

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By the American Music Awards in November, Midriffery was an undisputed reality.

Oh hello Heidi Klum.
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Oh hello Heidi Klum.

Christina Milian basically wore a bra and a high-waisted skirt but nobody was mad about it.

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Whilst Charli XCX did this.

Gorgeous pregnant ladies even got in on the action. Case in point: Kerry Washington's maternity 'driff.

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There were several repeat midriff offenders, including Miley.

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Jessica Alba, who set her midriff to smoulder.

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And Katy Perry, who adorned her 'driff in many synthetic fabrics.

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But the true qweeeeeen of the midriff was Ms. Taylor Swift, whose belly dominated 2014.

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The Taylor Swift Midriff Corporation made an aggressive showing.

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Tay-Tay came out on top. Or middle. However you figure.

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So congratulations Midriff, you really made it this year.

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