2014 was a huge year for Taylor Swift. The pop star experienced a feminist evolution (thanks, Lena Dunham!), moved to NYC, released her fifth studio album 1989, and came into her own style-wise with a signature look that included a heavy dose of crop tops paired with coordinated high waisted pants or skirts. Despite her penchant for torso-bearing ensembles, Swift has vowed never give us a glimpse of her navel and so, if there was one thing we didn't get enough of in 2014, it was Taylor Swift's belly button. In fact, we hardly saw it at all.
Bustle's Olivia Muenter recently went on a mission to prove the "Blank Space" singer's belly button actually exists and now it's my turn to take on a much simpler task — rounding up all the moments in which its existence totally eluded us. Without further ado, here are all the times we almost but not quite saw Taylor Swift's belly button this year.
Golden Globes After Party
This dress is covered in holes and still conveniently manages not to flash an ounce of below-the-rib-cage midriff.
At the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards
As the weather got warmer in April, Taylor Swift’s shirts got short — but not too short.
Introducing Olivia Benson to Instagram
This is the first IG photo of Swift’s adorable kitty Olivia Benson! Also, no belly button, as per.
At the Teen Choice Awards
Is it an innie or an outie?? Tell us, Taylor!! Tell us!
On 'Good Morning America'
Something tells me she’s slouching so she doesn’t accidentally flash that navel.
Performing at the VMAs
Like a belly button-free disco ball.
In the "Shake It Off" Video
Even cheerleader Taylor won’t show off the goods.
iHeartRadio Music Festival Red Carpet
The most shocking thing about this outfit is that the top and the bottom don’t match. Way to throw us a curve ball, Taylor.
iHeartRadio Music Festival Performance
Tay switched things up to perform with a jeweled long-sleeved crop top and coordinating skirt.
At the '1989' Secret Sessions
Even her most devoted fans aren’t allowed to see what’s below the ultra-high waistband of her skirt. Sorry, that got creepy. You know we’re talking belly buttons here, right?
'The X Factor'
Performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
This caged bustier is one of the best things Taylor has ever put on her body. So down.
We Can Survive 2014
Ariana Grande called, she wants her sparkly white tank top back.
In the 'Blank Space' Video, Part 1
Cell phone goes splash!
'Blank Space," Part 2
She’d show you her navel, but then she’d have to destroy your car with a golf club.
Singing 'Blank Space' the iHeartRadio Secret Sessions
Does this remind anyone else of an ice skating costume?
American Music Awards Red Carpet
Even Khaleesi would be jealous of that cut-out game!
American Music Awards Performance
“Baby my navel is a nightmare dressed like a daydream.”
On 'The Voice'
Leather! Tay is getting edgy on us!
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Part 1
OK, so this isn’t even a crop top. But I wanted to highlight that even at a lingerie fashion show, Swift has managed to entirely conceal her navel from prying eyes.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Part 2
See what I mean?
Victoria's Secret After Party
Again — lingerie fashion show after party AND YET, no belly button.
KIIS FM's Jingle Ball
At this point, I’m so sick of Swift’s upper rib cage. Let’s show off a new body part, shall we?
Z100's Jingle Ball, Part 1
At least the triangle torso cut-out and one-shoulder silhouette are a change of pace.
Z100's Jingle Ball, Part 2
Oooo tarten! How punk rock. Maybe this new, devil-may-care side of Taylor will bear that belly button in 2015?