by Greg Gargs Allard

originally published in Silent Charm under the pseudonym of Regina Thomas.

Fashions come and go — few looks are timeless — and in this day and age of instant fashion, “trends” have become a big-time buzzword. While a few women march to the beat of their own inner-dresser (although we know our readers are a big exception to this), most are at least a little aware of what’s in and what’s out in the fashion world, and with good reason. Who wants to wear something that was all the rage in the ’70s or ’80s but now makes you look like some kind of walking parody?

Some things, like clothes and accessories, however, occasionally do become so old that they come back in fashion. When that happens and you go with it, you’re considered cool in a retro-sort of way.

But what happens when that “something” is a bodily part that you have no control over?

When a recent Vogue article entitled “Return of the Bosom” came out, it likely brought smiles to some women and that sinking feeling just below your chest to others, according to where they stood out in the breast department.

Now, being a woman, please don’t think I’m blind, but I know for the most part that for men, breasts have never gone out of fashion, but for women, it has been a different thing. If you’re a woman with a larger bra size, you can participate in this current trend — or perhaps it’s better to be said your breasts can (because that’s mostly what the average male will be looking at). But if you don’t make that cut, or shall I say, didn’t make the growth, you’re out and sitting on the sidelines until a trend more favorable for your body and mind passes through society.

Back in the golden days of Hollywood there was such a thing as breast envy, like the famous 1957 shot above when the beautiful and amply-breasted Sophia Loren is giving an unapproving sideways glance to an even more well-endowed and much more showier Jayne Mansfield. Whether it was real envy or a rolling of the eyes, it displayed the fact that even among successful women, there can be competition for attention.

Like I mentioned before, for men, breasts are more or less timeless, but for women it’s a different story because it’s not always easy to dress up breasts or deal with the cleavage issue in the first place.

Recently, plus-sized models have made inroads and at Tune Groover we encourage our readers to embrace their body, whatever shape or size it comes in.

Could it be that progress for full-figured girls is going to mean regression for those with smaller breasts? So are the perils of fashion.


Now, it’s possible we may be starting to see a sort of negative backlash of the full-figured resurgence as those women with smaller breasts may start to feel inferior in some way to those with larger ones like full-figured model Kate Upton.

My best advice for a young woman coming into her own physically and mentally is to accentuate whatever curves or facial features you have without going over the top and to concentrate more on inner beauty. After all, that is the only thing that we are always able to timelessly carry with us, no matter what trends society may be temporarily going through at any given moment in fashion history.

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