If We Have to Say Adios to Cleavage, Let's Do It with These Bras

If We Have to Say Adios to Cleavage, Let's Do It with These Bras

According to British Vogue cleavage is out—which means padding-free bras are in.

By Courtney Thompson

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

Windowpane Underwire Bra, $67

2. Honeydew Intimates 

Erica Bralette, $36

3. Victoria’s Secret 

Lace Plunge Unlined Demi Bra, $48.50

4. Hanky Panky 

Signature Lace Glam Bra, $56

5. Cosabella 

New Soire Underwire Bra, $63.50

6. Target/Xhilaration

Lace Plunge Bralette, $12.99

7. Agent Provacateur

Lorna Black Bra with Lurex Trim, $130

8. Heidi Klum Intimates


Made in Eden Demi Bra, $65

9. Blush

Sweetest Sin Bralette, $42

10. Stella McCartney

Olivia Humming Contour Bra, $90

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