TREND: WOMEN LIBERATED
I have to admit I have always been a fan of the 'no-bra' look. When I am wearing an outfit that is backless, strapless or is made with a certain fabric - i think nothing looks better with that look than going braless. Of course it isn't for everyone - as I have a smaller chest I can get away without the support. But why is this look often described as a 'scandal' or 'wardrobe malfunction'? Why is instagram still suspending profiles if even a flicker of a nipple is visible through a woman's top? And why are we so scared to embrace our sexuality because of what others might think?
Only last weekend I wore the most amazing plunging white bodysuit for a night out with my boyfriend. I kept the look classy with high waisted black culottes and caged Zara heels. Getting ready at my parents house I was met with 'you realise I can see your nipples?' by my mother. Did I receive second looks when I was in the bar because my outfit was slightly revealing? - yes. Did I look any more provocative than the girls wearing short skirts? - no. I felt great and had so many girls actually approach me to tell me they loved my outfit. I felt liberated, stylish and womanly.
And with Kendall Jenner recently tweeting her support of the 'freethenipple' campaign, and Emily Ratajkowski discussing her opinions on body shaming, female nudity and sexuality, it seems that society is finally coming to terms with gender equality and freedom for women to dress in a certain way without it being perceived as inappropriate.
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(Adjective) 1. (of a person) free from social conventions or traditional ideas, especially with regard to sexual roles.
"the modern image of the independent, liberated woman"