The Fashion Statement: Cleavage Is Back!
Bazookas. Bazooms. Village-feeders (thank you, Chris Rock). Whatever you call 'em, they've been spotted everywhere on the red carpet these last few months.
There was so much cleavage at the Golden Globes Sunday night, it's as if the invitation specified "globes" in the dress code. Mariah Carey (pictured above in a black Herve Leger number), Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera and Fergie formed a committee that surely played a role in TV ratings, particularly among the male demographic.
At the Grammy's Nominations concert back in December, things were no tamer. Katy Perry no doubt upstaged an act or two with ample bosoms spilling out of a white, embroidered gown. Before that, Ciara let her boobs do the talking at MOCA's 30th Anniversary Gala in L.A. while Demi Lovato got majorly chesty at the Peoples Choice Awards, 2010.
Even the fashion first crowd (those generally prefer style over exposure) -- Nicole Kidman, Chloe Sevigny and Kelly Rutherford -- have gotten busty on the party circuit. In Sevigny's case, boobs popped out of a librarian-like sweater set and sat atop a mid-length skirt at the Prada Book Launch Cocktail party in Beverly Hills a few months ago. Kidman was all about pushing them up at the Country Music Awards last November.
Gallery: The Fashion Statement--1/21/10
The fashion world likes a little more subtlety. More mystery. Less on-the-nose sexy. For spring, designers prefer another method of seduction: sheer. Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang showed layer upon layer of gauze and organza in dresses, trench coats, gowns and blouses.
In spite of their dominance in the fashion world -- both what brands they wear and, increasingly what labels they design -- celebrities make fashion faux pas. God love them. Where would worst dressed lists be without them? Sometimes it appears that celebrities can't shake off the stage or the theater and want to give audiences what they want -- an eyeful. But is it fashion?
We'll turn this question over to you: Is cleavage stylish?
|Yes. Cleavage is in fashion.||217 (41.7%)|
|No, it's inappropriate.||149 (28.7%)|
|It depends on the situation.||154 (29.6%)|