For if certain fash eds are to be believed, today is a dark day for cleavage. ‘The cleavage is OVAH!’ proclaim some; ‘Chest cracks are whack!’ bark others. But why are plunging necklines destined for the big fitting room in the sky? Women now prefer to show off a shoulder, a hint of mid, or drop a leg bomb or two, so say some. In 2016, a flash of cleavage is considered trashy. But before you mummify what your mama gave you and swaddle yourself up to the earlobes – stop! Some of us aren’t ready to bury our boobs just yet.
As far as shopping stats go, clavicle cracks are no more on the slide than Beyoncé, with #Boobcleavage stable on Google Trends. While the peach (bottom) emoji lost its own cleavage this week, actual derriere cleavage is rising in the shopping search stakes – great news for fans of Mcqueen’s Bumster jeans (and bent-over builders). And don’t even get us started on the merits of toe cleavage.
Yes, navel-tickling necklines are out – but don’t hang up your V-neck just yet. Sometimes you have to say ‘no’ to fashion and YES to flattering. So go on, crank up the boob/ bottom/toe/wrist/ nose cleavage! Just not all at once. And know this, men: we ALL draw the line at ‘he-vage’.
good crack (from top): J-LO; the old peach emoji; toe cleavage