First it was side boob, now it’s the extreme leg slit. Seems like ladies are looking for any place they can to show off a little bit of skin. The first to really give it a go was Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Her leg caused such a stir that it got its own Twitter account. She was not to be outdone by the beautiful Anja Rubik at this year’s Met Gala. Her slit was dangerously high, though I doubt anyone’s complaining. So, are legs the new side boob which were, of course, the new cleavage?
This past Monday, the Super Bowl of fashion, the Met Gala happened in New York City. As any good fashionista knows, you better arrive dressed to impress or risk being on every news media outlet’s worst dressed list. And deck themselves out is precisely what this year’s A-list did. While there are always a few stand out trends (like Wintour in white and a smattering of sunshine-y yellow), the one trend that seemed to catch everyone’s eye… and breath… was the see through gowns showing off some skin and some seriously gorgeous gams.
To some, this excess of skin may be offensive, but I personally have no problem with it… so long as it’s done with taste rather than haste. I grew up in a kind of “naked house” (it was mostly me and mom… so there was no need for modesty). I’d wear a tissue if I could get away with it and as a matter of fact, I have a dress that I reference as the “tissue dress.” I get it though, one can take a little bit of chic cheekiness and turn it into just a lot of cheek. And while I’m not put off by the female body, some people just don’t appreciate some good side boob and are abhorred by the mere trace of a nipple.