Cherry picking a part of the body otherwise left un-seen by the public (with the exclusion of beaches, music festivals and House Bunny), every so often the fashion community takes an undergarment and makes it the must-have outerwear… Bloomers have been a wardrobe staple and Miu Miu mainstay for seasons now and last year everyone and their mother (no really it was scary) was rocking the lace bra as a tank look.
As beloved as it was, I’m happy to bid the trend adue and say hello to a more figure friendly one. And by figure friendly I mean my figure friendly– boobalicious. You see, a few years ago, Paris took the throne in an unprecedented itty bitty titty coup and almost immediately, big breasts fell hard from fashion grace. All of a sudden designers everywhere started to care more about the un-shapely people of the world. Amorphic looks flooded runways and magazines and then quickly hit the stores. If only I had known then that boobs would take a turn for the un-chic in 2004, I wouldn’t have spent the early part of the decade wishing for them to arrive. But we can’t go back. Not to then, or to A-line and oversized, caftan or bib front, boxy or drop waist, bandeau or maxi. Times that do nothing but shame busts into hiding. Dark times. Flat times. I shudder…
But, the more I see my therapist, the more I’m learning to forgive. And thanks to a paradigm shift in trends, which hopefully signals smoke signs of hope that designers have come to their senses, I’m happy to report boobs are back in! Seriously, burn that striped bandeau, it wasn’t doing much for you anyway and get lifted. Strap yourself into the “it” summer shirt– the bustier, or bralet. Sorry surfboards you’ve gotta sit this one out, but just remember that up until now you’ve had every single trend, you can shop anywhere at any price point and you can basically skip sports bras and bikini tops all together. so go fuck yourselves.
In honor of my excitement that graciously we’ve been given 1 hot trend in 8 years, over the next few weeks I’ll be bringing you the chicest looks inspired by some of my favorite bosom buddies. Yea… I’ll be dragging this one out.
The Shades: Dior Cat Eye, The Bustier: Dolce & Gabbana Floral Jacquard, The Bag: Celiné Anthracite, The Shorts: Dolce & Gabbana High Waisted, The Shoe: Fendi Lace-up Espadrille, The Earrings: Lanvin Crystal Embellished, The Cuff: YSL Black Mamaba