When they announced the dress code for this years Grammy’s there was one thing that seemed to cause a bit of a stir; side boob had been banned. When I heard about it I tweeted ‘side boob is the new cleavage’ and got some interesting responses. This didn’t stop the likes of Skylar Grey and Miley Cyrus parade up and down the red the carpet with dresses that flashed a bit of side boob, but why all the fuss?
I don’t know how or where the trend started, maybe one of you guys can fill me in? But it seems side boob is a trend that has been growing for a number of years now, particularly for evening wear. It’s gathered momentum, mainly, thanks to the red carpet. When award season starts, which parts of their bodies the celebs decide to show off gets just as much attention as the dresses themselves, I only have to mention ‘That Leg’ and you all know who I’m referring to.
With the prospect of even more starlets ditching their push up bras, this Sunday at the Oscars, in favour of a flash of side boob, is this a trend or a look that anyone can pull off?
In short, no. There was a time when girls with a big bust were the envy of their smaller chested friends. I’ve spoken to plenty of women that have quoted not being able to wear certain clothes or pull off certain looks being the main reason they’ve considered or have had surgery.
But there are plenty of women that aren’t big busted and love the fact they’re not! Well my dear, if you want to celebrate that, this trend is definitely for you.
Generally, this look works best if you’re below a C cup, so if you’re not you maybe better off sticking to a more traditional cleavage.
You also need to be careful in choosing the right dress, too much and you’ll end up looking like Anne Hathaway showing off almost all your breast. If you’re feeling confident go for a big reveal, if you’re a little more timid choose a dress that subtly teases the side. Dresses that have mesh panels are great for a more demure look.
You also need the right supporting cast to pull this look off successfully. So make sure you stand upright with a great posture, if you round your shoulders forward like you’ve been sat at a desk all day it’ll just make your breasts droop, which you certainly don’t want for this look. So stand up tall, imagine a piece of string between your shoulder blades ‘lifting’ you up.
Lingerie tape will be your best friend to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions, after all, you don’t want to do a Janet Jackson with any slips. You can also get adhesive, strapless, backless gel bras that will give you support and a bit of lift while still remaining out of sight.
Finally, side boob aside, if you’re not confident about your boobs then don’t show them off, that goes for a traditional cleavage or side boob look. Instead, pick out a part of your body you are confident about and make that the star attraction of your outfit.
Have you rocked the side boob look? Are you a fan? Maybe you can’t stand the look? Either way I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
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