So Vogue UK magazine has published a piece about how cleavage and boobs are out of fashion.
Sure they may have meant that fashions that make cleavage and boobs the focus, but I have an issue with a mass market magazine telling us that the way a body part appears can be in or out of fashion.
As a woman with an ample rack (and former really large boobs) I know that whatever the fashion, when you have big boobs, they are always a focus.
A high cut top makes them look huge, a low cut top makes them look slightly smaller, but still the focus.
There is just not getting away from this fact.
We can’t just decide that we’ll have small ones cos that’s the current trend this month (or smaller or larger booty, thighs, calves, arms, stomach etc. etc. etc….). Body parts are off limit to fashion trends. And equally so for women with small boobs who are told they need big ones…
#decembervogue saying breasts can go out of style is so very damaging in a world where women are already struggling daily to love themselves
— Emma Trueba (@emmactrueba) November 2, 2016
It’s not like a bell sleeve or a skater skirt going out of fashion. This is a body part that most of us have little control over its size, shape and appearance. We dress it in what we can find (and when you have boobs, it can be hard to even find clothes to fit …. thankfully you can find some tips on where to find clothes to fit your ample cleavage here).
That “the tits will not be out for the lads” in the upcoming fashions does not account for all the women who have breasts that aren’t “out for the lads” they just are there … when you have a larger bust, you can’t hide it. Sorry Vogue but most women aren’t actually dressing for anyone but themselves (or if anyone, their style sisters).
Vogue UK asks “Is cleavage over?” the answer is no. Cleavage will never be over as it’s a natural part of bodies.
— Ari (@ellevenses) November 2, 2016
So Vogue – no more body shaming, a UK study showed that only 50% of women feel confident in their beauty. You are not helping this issue! When will the mass media start to be supportive rather than negative about women’s bodies? Most of the trashy magazine covers have constant comment on celebrity bodies – they’ve either put on weight, lost weight – too fat, too skinny. And then you tell us we must wear some fashion trend that can only be made to look good my a small percentage of the population.
Why can’t the mass media tell us that we’re “just right”? And why do we have to follow all the latest fashions anyway? (Oh, that’s right, cos you sell lots of advertising and if you weren’t pushing the latest fashions then nobody would advertise and you wouldn’t exist).
Fashion should not be a source of punishment over something we have no control.
There is no one fashion that suits every body. So let’s have more variety, more acceptance and more love for all the bodies, not just the one’s deemed right by a fashion magazine.
What I know is that women of all shapes, sizes and ages can look fabulous and feel confident and learn to love their bodies. They can dress in a way that expresses their unique personality (way more important than the latest trend) and enjoy their lives, rather than shying away from opportunities because they don’t feel confident or good enough.