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Revenge of the sag

Posted in Beauty, fashion, and Health

amy Adams
Amy Adams at the Golden Globes

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.

Michelle Dockery
Michelle Dockery at the SAG Awards (that is Screen Actors Guild…)

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.

Robin Wright
Robin Wright at the Globes, age 45. Slight pastie malfunction there

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.

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    • Well, on day one…maybe not five, but no more than 100

      February 19, 2014
      • @winstonmoreton

        Now no one’s looking I take the oppo to sneak back and observe the beefcakes of the 1970’s are now ready for training bras.

        February 22, 2014
  1. silvia

    As they say a perfect breast is the one that fits in a champagne glass.
    I always thought of women with triple d size as unhappy fellows with logistics problems to solve on a daily basis.
    The fact that someone could pay to transform them into little balloons is completely alien to me!

    February 18, 2014
  2. Halleluya! As one with iddy biddy tiddies I have always thought push up bras are the equivalent of men wearing a sock down their trousers but that’s just me.I stand proud and small while ducking for cover from those aggressive jutting melons!

    February 18, 2014
    • Main advantage of small boobs is that the sag is minimized. Forever grateful

      February 19, 2014
      • Although on the other hand I think saggy little ones look much sadder than saggy big ones.
        Altogether now, 1, 2, 3!
        I must, I must,
        Improve my bust!

        February 19, 2014
  3. Harriette Smith
    Harriette Smith


    February 17, 2014

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