I’m calling it: nipples are BACK.
From Kim Kardashian to her mini-me Kylie Jenner, Madonna, Rihanna, and even the quaint Anne Hathaway; celebs are flaunting their nips for the sake of fashion.
Whether they are peeking through sheer fabric, slipping from long-slung necklines, or sneaking out from a flash of sideboob – the nipple is the ultimate red carpet accessory of the moment.
I mean, we’ve seen it all before.
A pert nipple was the look du jour of the late ’90s and early noughties, best served chilled with diamante sunglasses and Chingy’s Right Thurr playing in the background. Nipples enjoyed their moment in the sun (literally) thanks to braless Fiorucci camisole tops, heroin chic, netted rave singlets, and Kate Moss.
Like, remember on Sex And The City, when Samantha tried to convince Carrie to stick on some plastic nipples?
Charlotte – What are those?
Samantha – Fake nipples!
Miranda – And why are we carrying them around?
Samantha – They were sent to me as some kind of promotional thing.
Carrie – Really? Is there a nipple council? Are nipples getting a bad rep?
Samantha – Nipples are huge right now. Open any magazine. It’s not that cold! Those girls are either tweaking or they’re wearing these.
Samantha’s above declaration was over a decade ago now, ladies. But guess what: they’re back and bolder than ever.
Like Samantha said, nipples are huge right now.
I guess you could say that the 2016 nip trip really came to a head when Kim stepped out last week in ‘that’ sheer silver number.
The singlet-style mini-dress clung to her every curve… and her nipples. ‘Hello,’ they seemed to say, ‘shame we’re covered by this silver thing. What’s for dinner?’
I mean, I wasn’t shocked by the appearance of her nipples – I was impressed, if anything, that she would be so brave as to put them on display in such a defiant manner.