How fashion has freed the nipple throughout history

May 16 2017 by
Categories : Trends

Revisit 300 years of iconic see-though style.

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    Marie Antoinette wears her ‘la chemise de la reine’ – a gossamer white muslin gown – only while in the company of her nearest and dearest.
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    Marilyn Monroe was said to have been sewn into the sheer flesh-coloured gown she wore (braless) to sing “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy in 1962.
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    Jane Birkin sports a sheer minidress to Studio 54 in the ‘70s.
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    Elaine’s nipple accidentally makes a guest appearance in her Christmas Card photo in this memorable Seinfeld episode in 1992.

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    No one wears sheer like a carefree Kate Moss, here in silvery Liza Bruce in 1993.
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    Before Anthony Vaccarello brought the pastie to YSL, Lil’ Kim sported one to the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
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    Remember Nipplegate? Aka Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl.
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    Beyoncé’s trompe l’oeil outfits for her 2013 Mrs. Carter tour were designed by The Blonds and Ralph & Russo.

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    CFDA Fashion Icon Award winner Rihanna wears a barely there crystal embellished Adam Selman dress to the 2014 ceremony and breaks the Internet.
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    Facebook overturns their policy on breast-feeding photos the same year thanks to #FreeTheNipple campaign.

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    Instagram removes topless images from the accounts of celebs like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Scout Willis. The nipple ban is blamed on Apple’s iTunes store policies for family friendly apps.

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    For fall/winter 2017, even more conventional designers such as Loewe, Temperley London and Calvin Klein showcase sheers looks sans bras.

Categories: Trends