Wednesday, October 9

Hot or Not? Bare Breasts

Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich is often remembered for his 1964 topless monokini, but perhaps his most lasting contribution to modern women's wardrobes is sheer clothing. In the 1960s, Gernreich was the first to introduce sheer fashions for women, in particular see-through blouses that exposed women's upper halves. For Gernreich, the liberation of women's breasts was inextricably linked to women's emancipation. By freeing women of their physical constraints, they could released from the restrictions imposed on them by male-dominated society, too. Perhaps Gernreich's outlook explains the “overwhelming abundance of mammaries” on last month's runways. From Saint Laurent to Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton to Alexander Wang, tiny chests in sheer blouses were very much chic. But are these designs social statements or just ploys to sell clothes? And can real women get away with virtual toplessness? I’ll let you be the judge.
S.S.W. Asks: The sort-of topless trend – hot or not?


Ines Pereira said...

Hello Laura,
In my opinion it may look good on the catwalk, but it will be impossible (for me) to wear it. I am pretty sure nobody in Portugal would look at my face... and that's not what I want!

A Crimson Kiss said...

I think there's something much chicer about small breasts in sheer blouses than bigger ones–I avoid anything that draws too much attention, although there was a time when I thought sheer blouses were divine!


I think not.
But your post is very interesting ;)