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Yea or Nay: Bra Exposure

Chin up, tits out, ladies!

Chloë Sevigny and Zoe Saldana attend the Prada book launch cocktail held at Prada on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California in Miu Miu Fall 2009. Apparently, it was hot that day:

Chloë Sevigny

Miu Miu Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Anna Jagodzinska








Zoe Saldana

Miu Miu Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Hanna Rundlof






Before we say anything else, we have to say that the skirt Sevigny's wearing is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, Saldana's skirt was designed to look good long enough to make it down a runway and back. In real life, it looks like she slept in it.

As for boobapalooza...we can't yawn hard enough. Maybe if we were the type of guys who got excited over boobs we'd have a stronger opinion, but this look has been tried countless times since Madonna first unveiled hers a quarter century ago and it never really caught on past the short-lived trend stage. To be honest, we think it looks a little silly. The equivalent of a woman coming out of the ladies room with her skirt accidentally stuffed into her panty hose.

We're more concerned about the fact that they both replicated the runway looks so slavishly. Think for yourselves, ladies. Or more accurately, let your stylists promote an image that makes it look like you think for yourselves.

For what it's worth, here's the rest of the titastic Miu Miu fall '09 collection. We think the clothes are gorgeous, but we're bored by the boobs. Then again, we always were.





[Photos: WireImage/Style.com]



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160 comments:

Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but I firmly believe that there is a reason that it's called underwear. There is nothing attractive about looking like you forgot to button your blouse or forgot to put on your skirt in the morning. Granny panties and now bra exposure...I just don't think I can take it.

NAY NAY NAY!


Nay on bra and boobies. Even on those skinny enough, I don't care to see your fashionable underware. It makes these people look like they can't dress themselves properly.


Sue Ellen Mischke rides again!


I like boobs, but I'm bored by this. It just looks stupid.

The collection is gorgeous, though.


I don't find the occasional exposed bra strap to be offensive, particularly if it's a pretty bra and not just white elastic, but these? No, no thank you. They look half-dressed.


Royalties from sales should be paid to the O Henry Candy Bar Empire.


Meh. Not very flattering, no shock value. Nothing wrong with how they look in it, but really, the only attention-getting thing here (and you know that's what they were going for) is that two people wore the same thing to the same event.


Chloe's skirt is amazing and beautiful, but the bra...it just looks awkward. NAY


I've always thought Chloe was a tacky dresser. I don't get the fascination.


Have boobs, believe boobs are fine. However, think exposed bras, indeed, look silly. The male equivalent would be, I suppose, unzipping your pants to show off your tighty whiteys. A "trend" I have yet to see, please God, keep it that way.

And whomever decided Chloe Sevigny was some sort of fashion icon was smoking crack (hmm. perhaps a S6 PR judge?). The girl is a smug frumpy mess.

COMB YOUR HAIR, CHLOE!!!


Is it weird that while it's never going to be a look I try for myself, I'd be kind of ok with it if they were at least interesting bras? Here it looks like they're just sporting any old day-to-day "t-shirt bra" and trying to call it couture. . .


It's kind of gratuitously slutty, yet the layering effect is sort of pleasing.

This look shows less skin than the average red carpet dress-- if the cleavage and thorax were revealed by a simple black gown, instead of a bra-like thing, it wouldn't get anybody's panties in a twist.


Agreed. It just looks like they forgot to button their shirts.


Hahahahahaha! Yeahno.

I agree that Chloe's skirt is to die for.


What's the point of wearing a cardigan when you're exposing your bra? I'd say Nay.


It seems the celebrities tried too hard to duplicate the runway looks so that if they get panned in the media (or on Project Rungay) they can blame it on the designer.

I love these looks! To be successful, it's got to look intentional and over the top, not, "I don't have a bra that goes with this plunging neckline." So it has to go all the way there. And it's got to be a bra that looks more like sportswear than lingerie.


Can I say NAY, NO, NYET, NON, NEIN, loudly enough or often enough? Please let the attempt at a trend die right here.


Note to myself: what to wear to the next PTA meeting.


@JordanBaker: Agreed. The looks might work a little better if the bras were as detailed/colorful as the rest of the outfit.

And everything else aside, I love that red/blue color combination. COLOR! :)


I think it's sexy : )


I think it looks better on the models. It's a look only for the fairly flat of chest.

On that note, I think Saldana does it better; it looks a little classier when the bra comes closer to the skin tone.

Overall: nay.

And Chloe needs to comb her hair.


Chloe looks like a hooker uncertain of the weather. Zoe's look is much classier.


NAY.

I don't want to see any part of anyone's underwear, boys or girls. Not while on the street. In the bedroom, or wandering to the kitchen to get some late-night ice cream, fine. Otherwise, they need to close the blouse, and pull up/put on their pants. These people are boring me with their inability to dress themselves fully.

In summation, folks, make sure your tits and ass are covered when you head out, UNLESS YOU ENJOY SHAMING YOUR GRANDMOTHER. SHE CAN SEE YOU FROM HEAVEN, YOU KNOW, AND YOU ARE SHAMING HER IN FRONT OF EVERY-SAINTED-ONE AND THE TINY BABY JEEBUS, YOU HORRID, UNGRATEFUL CHILD.


Last week it was ladies who should know better leaving the house half dressed in their granny pants.....and this week they're forgetting to do up their blouses...

These designers are scraping the barrel for 'new looks'

a whopping greay big NEY!


Absolutely not. I can't even stand this look (the before picture on the left):
http://www.thefashionablehousewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/lg_brabarrette_hidestraps.jpg


Nay.

It looks like they were in a big hurry and forgot to finish dressing. In Chloe's case she didn't have time to fix her hair either.

Those are pretty dull bras.


NAY! I don't need (or want) to see your underwear. It looks forced to me, like "Look at me! I'm so avante garde!" Yeah, you and every other 3 dollar hooker...

Chloe's skirt is fab though.


Well, bra straps have already become so commonplace - which I just cannot get used too. To me, visible bra straps look very Jersey/South Philly Girl. I'll never get used to them just like 'll never get used to tatoos (equally tacky).

But while the straps just looks sloppy, flashing the front, the whole bra, just looks desperate.

--GothamTomato


Thanks for the Sue Ellen Mischke remark! Made my day.

And a big NAY on these looks.


Generally, I am against underwear as outerwear, not for the same reasons that have been mentioned. Mostly, it just screams desperation.

However, in this case, it seems very L.A. to me. Young, edgy and hip. I do agree that both girls, especially Zoe, were way too faithful to the runway look. And since the look is recognizable as a Miu Miu, it's like both girls showed up at the same event in the same dress. Nightmare!


Uhhhhh, Chloe? If it's cold enough for you to wear a SWEATER, don't you think you might be warmer if your tits weren't all exposed?

And oy vey, I am so sick of that craptastic lipcolor she wears all the time....I get it...you like red lipstick. Get a new shade that compliments what you are wearing.

I don't mind the outfit - but wear it someplace more appropriate like an outdoor beach party...why wear an open top and then heavy-looking tights, Zoe?

I dunno....I just don't get it....


No to the look. Sorry, girls, it just looks cheesy, and have Prada's name attached to it doesn't make it less so.


NO!!!!

I am fine with it in the runway or worn by one or two at a funky awards show, but other than that NO!!!

I would like these looks if they were tanks, full bandeau shirts or even an occasional cropped bandeau shirt.


No, no, no, thank you very much, but I would like Chloe's shoes


It looks like they forgot that closures existed or they left the house half asleep.

What's next, cramming the back of your skirt into your tights/pantyhose and calling it fashion?


Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but I firmly believe that there is a reason that it's called underwear. There is nothing attractive about looking like you forgot to button your blouse or forgot to put on your skirt in the morning. Granny panties and now bra exposure...I just don't think I can take it.

Invisible designer clothes are next! You can pay thousands to wear nothing!


Perplexed.

The bras are playing an interesting role here. They aren't pretty, aren't seductive - which you might expect if you're planning to show them to the whole world. They are almost aggressively plain and functional. Hmmm.


All I can say is Nay, Nay, Nay! I felt like reaching in and buttoning their blouses. And I don't think it is old fashioned to believe that bras are underwear and should be worn as such!

Again......Nay and go away!


It does nothing for me.

On the up side? Yay, they're wearing bras! No nip-slips in sight!


Isn't Chloe Sevigny supposed to be some great original when it comes to fashion? Wearing the exact look that marched down the runway (and hoo boy, that model's exposed sternum and ribs, rubbed with oil, creeps me out) is just sad. I might not mind the exposed bra if someone did it to be her own quirky self, but a whole collection and trend built around it? NAY.


Ooops; I forgot to button my blouse this morning. Silly me.

Huh? Oh yes, actually, I was just being innovative.

Duh. Big fail!


Clueless Jock.

The bra needs to be flesh toned, perhaps sheer with lace or satin. La Perla, ideally.


NAY to the bra showing.... so ridiculous!!!
but Chloe's skirt and shoes: GORGEOUS!!!!


there is nothing seductive about a skin colored bra. Plus, the thought of this look making it down to my local Walmart makes me shiver.


Love the shoes!


Looks like Elaine Bennis' friend got her bra top look back on the runway. Me no likey.


NOOOOOOOO!


Chloe looks like a slutty librarian.


Love the look but not on them.


NO and NO

Puh-LEEZE.


We think the clothes are gorgeous, but we're bored by the boobs. Then again, we always were.

Words out of my mouth.


Slutty librarian? No. With that sad, dull bra, no. There's a long tradition of underwear as outerwear (those who don't remember history are doomed to bitch like grumpy old guys about it), but this is just frumpy. What Suzy said.


When they had this comparison up on Go Fug Yourself, I voted for Chloe looking better, but now seeing more photos, I think Zoe looks much better, with the vibrant colors going on. It is kind of amazing that Chloe managed to make that outfit look better than it does on the model, though.

I wonder how Chloe S. will dress when she's older? She'll hit a point when she can't carry off the "old lady/little girl" thing anymore, and then what? Should be interesting to see.


I once read a book about a wedding dress designer who screamed at her client, "MADAME, if we cut the dress any lower you might as well as take your breasts out, place them on a sterling silver tray and parade them down the aisle!"

Reminds me of that...


Nay, nay, nay!

Also, that cardigan Chloe's wearing makes her look awfully matronly for a woman who's showing her bra to the whole world.

I do love Chloe's skirt, though.


It screams "fashion victim" all over it.


Big Nay.

If just a hint of the bra were exposed (a little strap or the area around the cleavage) I'd be fine with it. I say this as someone who absolutely can not go without a bra, and therefore sometimes has to decide 'show bra slightly, or do not buy shirt', mind.

Now, if they want to do exposed corsets (which has been done before anyhow), sure. But bras, and super-plain ones to boot? Ugh, no. It just says to me "Hi, I forgot my shirt!"


Chloe's skirt is too pretty for that horid "top." Zoe's whole outfit is horrible and she doesn't deserve it!

If only Althea had thought of this. Then at least her model could have worn a bra when she was making throw away tops.


Never mind the bras, the skirts make all 4 of them look shapeless. I don't like the silhouette at all.


Love Chloe's skirt -- if she had just buttoned her cardigan, it would have looked so much better. Of course, then we could rip on the sweater....


walk-of-shame-chic.


It's okay, but the way Chloe is wearing it, it looks like she just did a Superman shirt/logo reveal, and stopped half way. It all just looks very awkward. I think I'd love it more if the bras just showed along the top edge, or the shirts closed t the bottom and just hugged the bra. And WHAT is with the sweater? You have your shirt open, bra-to-the-wind, and you put a sweater on? It looks weird. Close up the shirt if you are cold.


I prefer bra exposure to nipple exposure. The sheer tops over bra-less boobs seen so often on the runway is way more irritating than this particular look.

Even so, the bra showing through the open top simply looks unfinished. It lacks polish. It's not dressy casual or fashionable, it's careless.

I suppose my main complaint is that boobs are a part of a woman's anatomy, not an accessory. Clothes should be flattering to them, just as certain sleeves can be flattering to a woman's arms, or skirt length and pants can flatter a woman's legs. They are not a separate item (even if fake) that one can take off and put on like a bracelet or necklace. Once installed, there they stay.

Trying to highlight them as though they were optional equipment neglects to honor women as a whole person greater than the sum of her parts. Or, to quote from a movie, we're not "a pair of tits that talk."

/rant

The Miu Miu collection (minus the bra fascination) is lovely, and Sevigny needs to get more sleep or better foundation. She could pack her whole wardrobe in those bags under her eyes.


Why in hell does Chloe Sevigny always ALWAYS have that arrogant look on her face, like "feast your eyes on fashion genius, you peons!" It's unexplainable. She's so idiotic looking 95 percent of the time...


To me it looks like they got drunk at an office party, made out with the copy boy in the broom closet, and forgot tobutton up afterwards. Though love Chloe's skirt. If you show your bra in public, where's the fun in showing it in private?


bitchybitchybitchy

frogponder said:

I once read a book about a wedding dress designer who screamed at her client, "MADAME, if we cut the dress any lower you might as well as take your breasts out, place them on a sterling silver tray and parade them down the aisle!"


I read that book and remember laughing hysterically at this . Of course, this also describes 90% of the wedding gowns shown on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress"....


all i can think of when I see these is that Seinfeld episode where Elaine's co-worker doesn't wear a bra, so she gets her one and then the stupid bimbo wears it as a shirt. In that case, as in these, the woman just looks stupid and like she forgot something when she got dressed. I hate to say it, but i think these would actually look better without the bras...


I say aye, but only for small-breasted women wearing a bra worth showing off. I like it on women who DON'T look like their girls are trying to break free; i. e. runway models. nay for Sevigny, nay for myself, but yay in theory


NAY.

sometimes i just dont get it.


Take. The. Bras. Off.
This gay man wants the bras off, and he wants them off now!

If you are going to wear a plunging neckline like that, why wear one at all? That's why the good lord made double sided tape. They would look sexy and not as awkward.

If you don't want to show your tits, then don't wear the plunging neckline, or wear an actual top underneath or something. A bra underneath just makes you look uncomfortable.

Now hurry up with those bras, I need them for my Mamie Eisenhower impersonation


OK, the first one has her shirt open to the waist, and then she wears a sweater because she is cold? Does this make any sense?


Nay nay nay nay NAY! Underwear is for *under* clothes, not to show off on it's own in anything but a lingerie store or catalogue.


Agree with most of the posters..

Maybe a little strap - but not with all the tanks that - or a peak of a pretty / lacey bra at the cleavage (in the appropriate environment).


I hate the color combination that Zoe has on. Ugh!


Unless you are nursing a baby, you should try to keep it to a minimum.


Similarly, I always had to look away when Carrie Bradshaw wore halter tops (or other open back garments) with bras. To quote Sir Tim: Blech.


oh NAY. Most especially with a cardigan over the shirt, for god's sake.

I think it is just as silly as wearing one's jeans down past the curve of one's rump, exposing the undies.


God, it just looks so.....so.....LAZY to me. On the runway and in the real world. Use a button or two. How about a zipper? Toggles would work. Anything?

And as for anyone in the real world.....wear a camisole.

It's just so pointless.


HA! This look is too much crazy. If we all go around like this, what WILL the Hookers do to stand out?! :) (Just noticed Althea shoed a similar open-shirt treatment, but not so aggregiously.)


Nay for me. Just like exposed underwear, it looks like a silly mistake.


Nay - looks like someone desparately seeking attention. Or like the female equivalent of the old Tailhook "ballwalking".


No! Not a fan.

This half showing of the bra looks like someone with a sword and a name starting with "V" left their mark.


Anonymous said...
Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but I firmly believe that there is a reason that it's called underwear.

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Suzy said...
Have boobs, believe boobs are fine. However, think exposed bras, indeed, look silly. The male equivalent would be, I suppose, unzipping your pants to show off your tighty whiteys.


I thought the male equivalent would be the wearing of the undershirt/t-shirt as outerwear... which we've had since the 1950s, due to Marlon Brando and James Dean and such folk. SCANDAL.

I dunno. I like the structured top on Zoe's look paired with the bra - but the whole outfit needs a good press, and probably would have been better off without the satin skirt which makes it look, as TLo said, as though she just got out of bed.

I don't really like Chloe's look - the top half just screams, "I just got back from the gym!" to me, and then she just through on the luxe skirt and called it a day. No thankyou.

So I don't think the trend is a total Nay, but these two looks miss the mark of really making it look good.


In my opinion, the only bras made to be exposed like that are ones made by Marlies Dekkers.


I kind of like Prada's take on the exposed bra, personally. It's fresh and pretty.

I also love the color combination in the second outfit.

But here's the question I REALLY want TLo to address:

What would Tyra Banks tell Chloe Sevigny about akk her chin-tucked-down, neckless photos?

I think we need a virtual match up with photos of Tyral looking scornful and beautiful, captioned by what she would say to various (interspered) neckless Sevigny photos.

And I think TLo are just the men for the job.

Think about, guys: who else on the internet has the wit, the eye, the FEARLESSNESS to take on this task?

And who else on the internet understands just how important this task is not just for Sevigny, but for us short-necked women everywhere? -victoria


I don't like Chloe's lipstick color but otherwise think that she pulled this look off. She looks great. Love the shoes. Alta


My immediate instinct is to tell them to button up their shirt.

It's a big NAY. Wow me with your individuality, not your bra.


The material for Zoe Saldana's outfit still looks cheap on the runway too.

I really dislike the fact that they copied the same outfits from the runway. The exposed bra isn't exciting either.

I just find these looks boring, boring, boring.


Ugh. Where's the mystery? The style? The class? If bra exposure (or granny panty exposure) is your best fashion statement, a better attempt would be to not wear a top @ all, so there's no mistake what you're trying to say.


These look kinda cool on the runway--on skin and bones models. To see them on real people, even as thin as Chloe and Zoe are...they look silly. As you said--such fashion slaves/victims. Not even enamored with the Chloe's skirt--looks to stiff.
Love, love LOVE the shoes, though. Would that I could wear such. *sigh*


We're more concerned about the fact that they both replicated the runway looks so slavishly.

Really? Chloe "replicated the look" except for the shoes, jeweled hose, and bra. And on top of that "replicated" look, she added a Michele Obama cardigan.

I'm not seeing slavish replication here.

Zoe, on the other hand, simply changed out the bra.

I think everyone misses the point with the 2009 Miu Miu collection: these are DRESSES that expose the bra underneath. They are not separates.

Of the two looks, I find Chloe's to be interesting from a contrast standpoint. The others, are perfectly acceptable for evening wear. What's the difference between exposing a bra and going completely backless? It's just as much skin.


Nay all the way. Also, both Zoe and Chloe look totally disheveled, like they literally didn't have time to dress themselves properly. When you're wearing that many thousands of dollars in clothing, it should look more put together than that. I don't mind a little peek of lingerie, but just wearing a bra isn't very interesting. Or original. I had friends who used to wear a blazer with fancy bra or overalls with a fancy bra, but that was the 90s and they still looked kind of silly back then.


No. Just silly looking. I'm totally bored with the "undies" look.


Mais non! There's no excuse.


It's not flattering. Not to mention - the bras they're wearing are not sexy in the least!

Didnt' this happen on an episode of Seinfeld??


Holy inappropriate-ness. A big NAY. Being a big-boobed girl, I believe in containment.


NAY

There are more creative and fashionable ways to show off your umm assets

Zoe whats-her-face's makeup looks scary...GET SOME GAYS


The worst thing about this look is that it totally distracts from the beauty of the clothing. All you see is a big wide expanse of skin and dull bra coming at you -- what a shame, because the clothing AROUND the bra looks amazing.

Chloe, the tomato red lippy and toenail polish = garish, tacky, wrong.


"But that's how it looked on the runway" seems a silly defense. I love boobs, but this just doesn't fly.


so fashion forward


I thought the male equivalent would be the wearing of the undershirt/t-shirt as outerwear...

Not really. Guys don't have anything considered a sexual characteristic on their chest (smexy chests notwithstanding), for one thing. Not to mention that they don't (or shouldn't) need support up there. :D

The way t-shirts were received was more akin to the way skirts shorter than past the knee were considered scandalous for so long. Too much skin exposure in general, not the location.


Holy Xeroxing a look! Zoe even has the same exact shoes as the model. Couldn't get the purse too? ::shudder::


Add the exposed bra look to the granny panty phenomenon and you have the classic nightmare where you're standing in your underwear at some highly inappropriate location (usually school).


Every time I see someone on the street trying to copy a runway look exactly - especially a silly one like this one or the hoof shoes- it just makes me think they're a Fashion Victim. They apparently have no opinions or sense of style of their own.
The real trend setters are the people who don't follow the herd. They have enough brains to know what is just plain silly looking.


Dame Crankytrou

I, for one, am the sort to be excited by boobs but I couldn't yawn harder at these sets. The exposed bra thing is so Carrie Bradshaw -- and I never understood why she'd do it, either. Carrie's bra hanging out like a trailer tart ruined some otherwise nice looks.

So. Huge nay on the exposed bra. I doubt the exposed bra look will ever be a yea for me, much less a yay.


I dont mind the occasional bra strap (as long as it's with the right clothing and actually looks intentional) but the whole thing out is just yech. BIG no.


a big ol' texas hell NO!
and what is with chloe's weird cheap porno movie looking face in that one pic??
like many others, i would be very pleased to have her shoes and skirt.


Chloe is sticking her chest out and has the V neck pushed to the outside curve of her boobs...plus it looks like she has a push-up bra on too...ugh...totally tacky! At least Zoe and the models have smaller chests and keep the V more vertical where it's supposed to be...it's not 'all about the boobs' with them.


I used to have dreams like this, all about being at school and suddenly realizing that I wasn't dressed.


Is it any worse than a low cut dress, blouse, without a bra? And that has to be held in place with a strong double sided tape???
We have been wearing "underwear" on the outside for 20 yrs now.
Also, I am sure they are not just run of the mill white cotton bras.
They co ordinate with the outfits.
AS for SW........UGH.....on her it looks really creepy. As she is sort of creepy (at least in her roles)


fashionablylate

I think they're both wearing the look well, unfortunately the look is a bit ridiculous. Ok, a lot ridiculous. But count me among those who adore Chloe Sevigny - I always get a kick out of whatever she's wearing, good or bad. Plus she's from my home state of Connecticut. And she was a hoot when she guested on Will & Grace. So, yeah, love her.


NOTE: if you are young, and wear a size 0-10 go for it.
Also, remember to do it correctly.
don't wear an old dingy bra and open your blouse, that isn't the point.
We burned our bras in the '60's...
Which was wonderful, except for those poor women who were like D cups and 40 around.
Also, it is not appropriate for my age group.....Boomers, forgetaboutit.
Madonna included. Cougar's included too. It is too obvious a statement of what you are desiring.

IMHO


TOTALLY OUT - and not just because I don't have the figure to wear something like this.

Both actresses look like they just got back from a quickie and had to rush off back to work.

From a design perspective, I think it's lazy. Some of the fabrics used on the clothes are gorgeous, but it just looks like they want the exposure to do the talking instead of the design.

I feel the same about sheer clothes when the models go braless - it detracts not enhances. As said on PR, it gets your attention, but not in a good way.

I am so tired of overexposed body parts!

PollyGlot


Kinda reminds me of b-boys with their droopy pants and exposed underwear.


What the hell?

Somehow Chloe is managing to reveal her bra and look unsexy and frumpy at the same time. Why does she always do her hair like she's on set except messier? And WHAT is with the heavy box-shaped cardigan paired with a heavy shin-lengthed skirt? Dowdy dowdy dowdy. Maybe the skirt would have been fine in another outfit, but I think it's making her look old/tired, or wrapped in upholstery, or both. The only thing that's fine is the shoes.

Zoe at least doesn't look like she's dressing in her grandma's clothes minus the front buttons, but for some reason she's looking weighed down while dressed in sheer fabrics.


What both actresses (or their stylists) failed to address was that if your bra is going to show, make it count. Neither bra was worth looking at, making the peek-a-boo a total NAY.


When I see Chloe Sevigny, the first thing I think of is her character on Big Love, so any time she shows any skin, much less exposes her bra, I'm slightly scandalized. Nicki would NEVER.

That said, no matter who's doing it, it is a NAY. You should know better, ladies. Underwear is for wearing under things.


It just looks dumb.


I've never understood the underwear as outerwear thing. I don't like it and didn't like it when Madonna was doing it while I was in middleschool either.

The look tries to hard to be sexy, when I think it's far more enticing to keep things a bit demure.

Not to mention it's far classier.

Oh, and completely off topic, I don't get Chloe Sevigny's appeal at all.


My eyes...my eyes...Make it stop!

Going around half dressed just looks completely lazy not mention utterly stupid.

This is another trend that must die quickly.


Bored by boos? Say it ain't so! I'm a gay man, but I love me some boobs. I think that this look is fun, but of course isn't for everyone (namely it's for those blessed with a fabulous body and a daring side).

I like the look on Chloe, but I don't like the look on the other girl (was it Zoe?). I don't think Chloe replicated the look "slavishly". I think she made the necessary minor tweaks. The other girl, however, looks like she took it right off the runway, and it totally feels that way. Chloe's looks like she could have come up with it, but I must admit I was a little disappointed to see that the top and skirt combo was from the runway.


Love the Miu Mui collection and Chloe's skirt is indeed, to.die.for.

I'll give the exposed bra look a huge, resounding, "nay." However, the layering effect and pencil skirts get a huge "yay!" Love layers. Love the whole sexy secretary/librarian vibe. But great, shocking boobs ---we've seen the look before and many times over.


- edina -


I think boobs are awesome, and I know I enjoy having them. But this bra baring thing in public looks stupid. Kind of like when a man (boy) wears his underwear sticking out of the top of his too big pants.

You guys must be rubbing off on me, because as I was looking at the photos, I thought, "They didn't have to follow the runway looks so exactly..." lol


Nay. Nay, nay, nay! They all look like they were too out of it this morning to get a their shirts on properly.


N to the Ay.
Nay.


Tacky, tacky, tacky


All I could think of was

"The Maidenform woman -- you never know where she'll turn up"


I am by no means old-fashioned and I say NAY. I believe on Halloween or any other "dress-up" occasion, a flash of a REALLY cute bra can add some sexiness, but only when you're blatantly not trying to look at all serious.


Boring.


I don't like people walking around with their boxers hanging out of their too-low pants, and I don't like this, either.

How is showing your bra sexy when you just have no shirt?


I'm not exactly sure what Zoe's excuse was, but Chloë was clearly revealing her ta-tas to distract everyone from her melting eyelids.

Please tell me next week's look is assless chaps?


Unless you are a comic book superhero like Wonder Woman or Superman, Batman then you get to wear your undergarments outside.

Showing bras off in public is bad taste. Also looks as though the designers didn't have enough fabric to go around and saved some by skimping the chest area. BIG NAY!!!


if it looks, smells, and tastes like a whore, then it's a whore! The look rather slutty. Like a good time Sally that gives it away for free.


OK, so maybe I'm old-fashioned, but if I wanted to see your bra, I'd buy you a beer first. And I'm straight, so I don't want to waste my money or see your bra. It looks like they got caught in the act, and failed miserably at getting their act together afterwards. Or maybe I've been drinking and am just a crabby drunk ... nah, they look like cheap dates.

Kate


... and another thing --

"Chin up, tits out, ladies!"

I think I just found my new status update for Facebook. You gays rule!!!

Kate


How ironic that this posted soon after I wrote this on the Irinology posting:

Somebody set me straight here—has there ever been a season before this one where the majority of all the designer's looks required NO BRA????

As someone who never goes bra-less except going to bed, it has driven me cuckoo-bananas.



Ummm, No, this wasn't exactly what I meant as the alternative. Just LOL.

But I do like what Lisa said, several hours ago.

It's kind of gratuitously slutty, yet the layering effect is sort of pleasing.

This look shows less skin than the average red carpet dress-- if the cleavage and thorax were revealed by a simple black gown, instead of a bra-like thing, it wouldn't get anybody's panties in a twist.


I just realized that I think that Chloe almost always looks better in the clothes she wears on Big Love than most anything I've ever seen her in on the "red carpet." No wonder GFY spotlights her so often.


Most people on the planet (men included) have one advantage over models: boobs. If you have breasts, you will look like a stripper in those tops. A poor stripper who could not afford a corset or similarly-decorated bra and had to settle for a swimsuit top (because, hey, you're gonna take it off anyway). You're supposed to dress fancy to a fashion show, no? If they were decorated, they might make your chest look good, ladies, but still, would you wear a bathing suit top of any variety to your boyfriend's mom's house on Thanksgiving? False.


The button hole machine broke at Miu Miu


I think they're going to a fraternity party dressed as "sexy pilgrims."


My theory about this look is it's trying to desexualize breasts, thus the exposure coupled with the plain bra. A pretty bra would be missing the point. I know. It's a stretch, but I want to make some sense out of it. Because it's *stupid*.

Anonymous @ 11/17/09 1:37 PM said: Why in hell does Chloe Sevigny always ALWAYS have that arrogant look on her face, like "feast your eyes on fashion genius, you peons!" It's unexplainable. She's so idiotic looking 95 percent of the time...

Geez, you hit that on the head. She's so damn smug looking. And I will never understand her place as an edgy fashion goddess. She deserves to have rocks thrown at her (figuratively, of course.) Actually, she usually looks like she's just had rocks thrown at her.

mochizuki-senpai said it best:

In summation, folks, make sure your tits and ass are covered when you head out, UNLESS YOU ENJOY SHAMING YOUR GRANDMOTHER. SHE CAN SEE YOU FROM HEAVEN, YOU KNOW, AND YOU ARE SHAMING HER IN FRONT OF EVERY-SAINTED-ONE AND THE TINY BABY JEEBUS, YOU HORRID, UNGRATEFUL CHILD.

I never knew my grandmothers, but my mother would end up in church saying countless novenas for my soul if I ever went out in public like this.


Chloe's outfit would have been gorgeous if only she had closed the dang blouse. But gorgeous is not the look she goes for, is it?


Big No!! Even a no to straps showing! It looks sloppy


The underwear as outerwear has been trying to make a comeback since the Madonna days. I guess if one is going to spend $100+ on a bra, one might feel entitled to exhibit it.

Helmut Newton is the only artist who can make it work, but in a Robert Mapplethorpe kind of way. Everyone else should let it go.


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It doesn't even look fashion forward, it just looks TACKY! I am not one who covers up the tatas, but that really disturbed me!

Huge NAY!!!!!!


i think its cute(: good for a runway, but not for real life.


Both of the fashionistas can get away with it. :)


NAY. They both look like they need to button their shirt. And have a shower while they're at it.


I don't like the idea but Chloe looks hot, and am a 24 yr old straight girl so I don't just want to screw her. Also, she has amazing style ad those of you uneccesarily insulting her probably just can't even think about wearing the type of clothes she does cause you don't have the body or an open mind.
Re:Mochizuki-senpai, I think you should head of to one of those religous-nutcases blogs before you start preaching nonsense, and you should probably get a hobby so you don't get worked up over nothing.


The Maidenform woman — you'll never know where she'll show up!


Oops. Shelly! Great minds think alike.


One shudders to think what this look will look like when inevitably paired with muffin-top inducing pants...


This really looks ridiculous...

A great big NAY!!!!


You are right it's been done.
I was wearing "visible bra" ( metallic silver or gold, from victoria's secret) under a tux jacket in Fort Worth, TX in 1992.
So, new it's not.


Underwear as outerwear.....been there, seen that.....hate it!


You know, before I looked at the full pictures I thought, Maybe it could be OK on somebody ... And then, after seeing the bra exposure on these very svelte women, I have to say NAY. It's just not working. It looks like a big mistake.


this is so cool!!!





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