It’s time to say no-no to that na-nas, ladies. That’s right, according to Vogue UK, cleavage is officially dead...for the time being at least. In the article, "Desperately Seeking Cleavage," the magazine declared, "The cleavage—those magnificent mounds pushed together to display sexual empowerment, to seduce, to inspire lust or even just to show off—is over, or at least, taking a well-earned break." And if you didn’t quite understand it the first time, the article reinforced its position by further asserting, “The tits will not be out for the lads. Or anyone else for that matter.”
Well, NOW we understand. But, wait, why are our collective boobs being told to take a break, you ask? According to the article, cleavage was nowhere to be seen on the fall runways, where designers opted instead to flaunt legs and midriffs. The Telegraph further pondered the reasoning by interviewing celebrity stylist Elizabeth Saltzman, who said the curvaceous female celebrities she works with are being objectified more than ever on social media. When one of her (unnamed) actress clients posted a cleavage-baring picture on Instagram, for example, she said that "out of about 100,00 comments, 90,000 will be about...boobs. That's not healthy, that's creepy.”
Agreed. While we can’t get rid of the boobs we have—though, if you’ve ever nursed a baby, you’d probably like to—we can certainly try out some new bras for winter, ones that hold us up, but don’t push 'em up. Here’s a look at pretty, pad-free options that range from sexy to sweet.
1. Only Hearts
2. Honeydew Intimates
3. Victoria’s Secret
4. Hanky Panky
7. Agent Provacateur
8. Heidi Klum Intimates
10. Stella McCartney
The Lookbook is Bravo’s celebration of personal style. We keep you up to date on the inspiring looks from trend-setting stylistas, test and report on the most-coveted fashion and beauty products, and offer solutions to all your style-related conundrums. Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates.