Those (five) of you who have been following this blog from day one might remember it all started with a rant on Full Hollywood waxes, wondering in the name of what should a woman submit herself to such torture. Well, ladies, the good news is that the all nude wax is on the way out, as attested by beauticians on both coasts, who have seen that particular business diminish by as much as 70%. We might have celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz who spoke out in favor of a more natural look to thank for but I would like to think women are coming to their senses.
In another (shallow) body related development, it appears the natural boob, slight imperfection and all, is back. And either it’s Hollywood that’s influencing this trend or, else, Hollywood is catching up to an aesthetic more in line with what women are asking for, which happens to cast a more natural light on our bodies.
If you pay at all attention to red carpets and glitzy events, you might have noticed a plethora of very low-cut gowns and dresses recently that left no room for a bra – or imagination – and what was peeking out were breasts of natural proportions, even slightly sagging, as nature intended.
Could it be that the round watermelon pushed up to the chin is going the way of the dodo, left to fend for itself only within the realm of porn? One can only hope.
Plastic surgeons around the country are indeed confirming that American women are following in the footsteps of their European counterparts, favoring teardrop shaped implants rather than round ones. And judging from a number of rather flat chested actresses, a triple d cup is no longer a requirement to convey sexuality. Keira Knightley and Michelle Dockery are my particular heroes: there are women with smaller boobs than me out there.
I can hear you growl and mutter that these are beautiful women – and some rather young too – but the fact they are choosing to flaunt their body au naturel can only be a positive sign.
So, ladies, for those of us untouched by plastic surgery, we can say goodbye to the push-up bras and let our chest breathe. It might not be a revolution akin to the burning bras and let it all hang loose attitude of the ‘60s but it’s a step in the right (downhill) direction.