Sorry ladies, but it seems like cleavage is "over," at least according to British Vogue.
In an article called "Desperately Seeking Cleavage" in the fashion bible's December 2016 issue, Kathleen Baird-Murray declares "cleavage — those magnificent mounds pushed together to display sexual empowerment, to seduce, to inspire lust or even just to show off — is over, or at least, taking a well-earned break."
"The t*ts will not be out for the lads. Or for anyone else, for that matter," she continued, pointing to the disappearance of cleavage-baring ensembles on the runway and red carpet and the prominence of high necklines and pussy bows.
Vogue U.K. polled readers on the matter via Twitter, resulting in a ton of backlash on the social media site.
"So Vogue are basically saying that body shapes like mine are out of fashion. What about people who can't help having cleavage?" tweeted one user.
"Vogue has apparently said breasts are no longer fashionable. That is not how bodies work fam," wrote another.
So Vogue are basically saying that body shapes like mine are out of fashion. What about people who can't help having cleavage? pic.twitter.com/oK3mW7N7wR— Sophie Hall (@SophLouiseHall) November 2, 2016
Vogue has apparently said breasts are no longer fashionable. That is not how bodies work fam— Leah Ocarina (@OcarinaLink24) November 2, 2016
does vogue even know how boobs work— nOW LOOK AT THIS NET (@monadozygarde52) November 2, 2016
After the backlash, Baird-Murray took to Twitter to defend her piece, saying the story was "not about breast size, large or small, being 'in' or 'out.'"
"It's saying that fashion designers are creating more natural, comfortable clothes.....that focus on other erogenous zones than just the cleavage. #readthewholestory," she continued.
(@britishvogue) It's saying that fashion designers are creating more natural, comfortable clothes....— KBaird-Murray (@KathleenBM) November 2, 2016
But as HuffPost U.S. notes, even though the article is meant to focus on fashion designers, polling readers on whether cleavage is "over" is problematic as it "forces people to look at large breasts and label them as hot or not."
Either way, judging by the poll results, it doesn't seem like people feel cleavage is going anywhere anytime soon.
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