There just seems something so exposed for me - definitely no belly buttons involved!
But if I were wanting to play with this cropped silhouette I think I could venture into it as a layered piece.
A black dress underneath (make sure it's fitted to the waist), and a white or grey marle crop on top. Add a slick pair of pointy toes, scoop up the hair and dab on some red lipstick and yes, I think I could manage that.
Is that cheating? Yep! But I don't mind... that's if I were to go the crop!