(Sorry for the glam shot)
I remember a time at the dentist probably about ten years ago (boy do I feel old) when they had suggested giving me braces. He had been talking to my mother and I was zoning out to the primary colored posters pasted to the ceiling when he said,"her teeth are straight and there is room for her wisdom teeth to grow in but we might want braces for 3 years to remove that unsightly gap." Unfortunately he hit me at a time when all you wanted to do was blend into the crowd; for years after I spent covering my mouth when I smiled and wishing my mom would have let me get the braces. Eventually I outgrew those foolish feelings and been rocking my gap ever since, full teeth smiling and all!
Recently I've read quite a few articles declaring them a trend. While I'm not sure how something you are born with can necessarily be a trend; I am happy to see so many lovely ladies like Lara Stone, Anna Paquin, Georgia May Jagger and Vanessa Paradis proudly presenting their spaced pearly whites. If only when I was younger I had role models like them to look up to or had known of the gorgeous ladies like Bridgitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, and Laura Hutton that had rocked them in previous decades than maybe I would have learned sooner to love what you were given with.