I don’t know if you remember but at the end of last year there was a bit of an outburst after Vogue declared boobs were no longer trendy. I was going to right a reaction at the time but decided it was best not to at the time. However, I was recently listening to a podcast (called Fashion No Filter, it’s fab for anyone who’s interested in that sort of thing) and they mentioned how boobs and the fashion industry will never work as one. And quite honestly it seems true. The fact of the matter is boobs are difficult to dress, trust me on this one 😉 I’m sure any of my larger chested friends will agree.
Within the podcast, they also mentioned models that had been turned away from jobs because of their ‘large’ breasts. We aren’t talking normal people large (the average size in the UK is D) we are talking model size large. For example, in 2013 Jourdan Duun was left out of the Dior show because of her ‘large’ breasts. Large being a B.
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In 1999 Victoria Beckham went from a B to a D. However as soon as she entered the fashion industry she went straight back to B. This is fine for people with that sort of money. But for most, boobs aren’t a fashion accessories and can’t be changed according to what the media says is trendy.
The thing that really got me about this article by Vogue was the way in which they said it like body types are a Fashion Trend. I guess in a way they really have been. At the time when Katie Price was very famous everyone wanted big boobs. Then came Kim K and it all was all about the big butts. But is it right for a magazine as influential as Vogue to claim a body type is no longer trendy?
For the lucky few a cleavage can be created with a good push up bra and then when removed when the media decides it’s no longer trendy. However, most don’t have that option. Although the article did focus on fashion designers it asked the readers to vote as to whether they felt cleavage was out! Which is essentially asking people to decide if large boobs are ‘hot or not’.
Once again, my frustration with the industry boils down to body image. I understand that models tend to have smaller breasts, they’re easier to design for, usually the clothes look better. (Not that designers shouldn’t be designing for larger breasted women) However saying body types are ‘in or out’ of style diminishes the respect we should have for diversity in body types and the beauty of the individual. What do you guys think? Did you read the article? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 xxx