Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Can Side Boob Ever Be Tasteful?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, side boob is officially a new member of our vocabulary. At every celebrity event, someone decides to show side boob and they either make it to a best-dressed or a worst-dressed list. Depending on the quantity and "tastefulness" of the side boob, they can land in either camp, but the opinions are often not generally unanimous. When I spot these women, I can't help but wonder whether this look will ever make it to number one on anybody's list.

There begs the question: Will side boob ever be tasteful?

To answer this question, I've decided to conjure a list of five celebrity side boob situations and rate them based on whether they are tasteful or not on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the maximum amount of tastefulness they could achieve) according to me. Get ready and feel free to share your own personal opinions.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci
I think it's safe to say that this model looks drop-dead gorgeous in green. The slit is not too high or too low to be deemed slutty and the frills add a je ne sais quoi to her look. But let's talk about the side boob. It's subtle and does not take over the entire dress. We are not drawn to her boob, but rather, the bold colour of this magnificent dress.

Chrissy Teigen in Custom Ralph Lauren
Chrissy looks beautiful in this silver custom Ralph Lauren gown from the 2014 Met Gala. The frills give it a little 19th century vibe that I'm loving and that printed clutch is the perfect final touch. BUT, that is a lot of side boob over there. Are we distracted by the side boob? Perhaps a little. Maybe she simply forgot to tuck it in a little more. Either way, she looks stunning.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada
Gwyneth loves her side boob. Apparently. Perhaps her boobs are a cute enough size to pull it off. Her swept bun makes this look super classy, drawing our attention to her terrific bone structure. The dress is super chic and almost makes us forget about her side boob.

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs.
Apparently, a chic bun can divert attention away from side-boob. Nicole Richie wears this slinky Marc Jacobs gown with a peak of side-boob and somehow, it doesn't look slutty (although some may beg to differ). Maybe it's because Nicole Richie effortlessly pulls off everything or perhaps she can use Gwyneth's "my boobs are small, anyway" excuse. Either way, I love this look.

Jennifer Lawrence in Proenza Schouler
When J.Law got that pixie cut, I knew she'd try side-boob. It just seemed like the edgy thing to do. The contrast between her jet-black dress and porcelain skin makes this a striking look on J.Law. As a newly asserted edgy woman, side boob seemed like a natural choice, but is it tasteful? Debatable.

via Huffington Post
At the end of the day, side boob is only a reality in the celebrity world that we are not a part of (hopefully). Try side boob at a wedding and you may get a few grimacing faces. 

What have we learned from this?

Side boob can be tasteful only with pulled back hair and the confidence that comes with it. You need Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's model good looks, Chrissy Teigen's spunk, Gwen's poise, Nicole Richie's "I don't care" attitude, and J.Law's easy-going nature to pull it off. Do you have what it takes?

Ponder That,



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