The “age of cleavage” is apparently over, and we have questions
If you’ve ever felt pressure to look or dress a certain way — especially if you’re a woman — know that the December issue of Vogue UK is all about the alleged decline of cleavage.
Basically, they’re referring to the fact that a ton of recent fashion trends for women are opting for high-collared, more “modest” ensembles, and that padded and push-up bras seem to be on the decline — at least for now.
In the article — titled Desperately Seeking Cleavage— beauty journalist Kathleen Baird-Murray said,
"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. The t*ts will not be out for the lads. Or for anyone else, for that matter."
The article definitely doesn’t condemn showing cleavage (as we say, more power to ya!); instead it’s more about how women don’t necessarily feel the need to rely on or utilize traditional or stereotypical forms of feminity to feel sexy any more. And that’s pretty good news.
And let’s remember to take everything with a grain of salt. According to a Vogue UK poll, cleavage is still very groovy, baby.
Basically, this is all a long way of saying that there’s no one way to feel sexy or comfortable with your sexuality. Do it your way, and we’ll be here for it!