— Tue, May 1, 2007 —

I know saying that I can appreciate this look might ring as hypocritical if you consider this; nevertheless, that's the way of the world. Some people can get away with things others can't.

Being able to expose your chest more because you have no boobs is like being able to ride all the rides because you're taller.


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No. 1
Kitchy says:

Eh, no double standard. In my opinion, the Jessica one isn't about exposure because her breasts are all that exposed. It's about pushing them into one large mass.

Not that I particularly care to see Nicole's ribcage either.

May 1, 2007 10:45 AM
No. 2
Karen says:

I'm all for small boobed chicks (myself included) wearing low cut shirts, but the protruding bones covering her chest is way more disgusting than Jessica's huge tits.

May 1, 2007 11:16 AM
No. 3
Be Adequite! says:

Ritchie- Totally effing up young women's ideas of a healthy body, one picture at a time.

May 1, 2007 11:25 AM
No. 4
Krista says:

No, it isn't hypocritical; it's just one of the few downsides to having big boobs (not that I'd know, personally :P). The dress Jessica wore the other day would have looked a lot classier on a flat-chested girl, whereas on her there was just way too much showing.

May 1, 2007 11:34 AM
No. 5
Kitchy says:

I don't think it's a downside to having big boobs. With the right support, someone with a large chest can wear a shirt like Nicole's without looking ridiculous, in my opinion.

Even Jessica's dress would've been fine with proper support and fitting. I can wear very form-fitting clothes and not cause my boobs to look like a large jellyfish attempting to escape as long as it fits right and stuff is where it should be.

May 1, 2007 11:57 AM
No. 6
cizz says:

I dunno Kitchy...I could never wear a shirt like Nicole's on a day to day basis- it would have to be at night, and even then I'd look like a whore (or at the very least, like I was trying to show off)...I get the double standard- but I don't like it :(

May 1, 2007 12:42 PM
No. 7
BabyYaYa says:

I kind of agree with Krista on this one. Unfortunately, if someone with big boobs wore that shirt, cut down that low, I would guess it would be viewed as slutty. With big boobs, there is just a whole lot more to see, so it looks like you are showing a whole lot more when you wear something low cut. When someone like Nicole Richie wears something like that, nobody thinks of it as flaunting your body, because it looks like a twelve year old boy wearing a big tank top to basketball practice. I think Cord is right; small chested girls can get away with stuff big chested girls can't.

May 1, 2007 12:43 PM
No. 8
Kitchy says:

I couldn't wear the shirt on a day-to-day basis, either. I just don't think I'd automatically look slutty in something that low-cut.

May 1, 2007 12:53 PM
No. 9
Kitchy says:

I also don't think it's a double standard to say a style of clothing is flattering/acceptable to one body type and complete the opposite on another body type.

May 1, 2007 1:28 PM
No. 10
Be Aadequite! says:

Cord probably prefers all the ladies to just go topless...sheeesh the nerve! ;-)

May 1, 2007 2:19 PM
No. 11
Me says:

As a large-chested woman, I don't even feel it's appropriate for me to wear a v-neck shirt to work, even though many of my coworkers do. It is a double standard. No one is looking at the flat-chested girl when she wears "revealing" clothing, mostly because it's not really revealing. Yet if I wear a v-neck (big freakin' deal, right?), I get all kinds of looks, in and outside of work. Most large-chested girls (that have real boobs) are pretty self-conscious and aware of the fact that people are looking, not necessarily because we think we're hot, but because people are naturally drawn to breasts. I guess you have to live it to know it . . .

May 1, 2007 2:36 PM
No. 12
Kitchy says:

I wouldn't consider Nicole's shirt to be appropriate work attire for any size chest.

V-necks in general? Would depend on the depth of the V. I have plenty of professional clothing with v-necks that aren't revealing.

May 1, 2007 2:41 PM
No. 13
tlatzoteotl says:

Aesthetically, there are certain people I work with that should never show even half an inch of cleavage. Yuck. There are others with similar body types who look great in anything. If you work at a desk, and others come to visit, they're getting a view of you that you probably don't see when you looked in the mirror that morning. It doesn't matter if you're skinny, overweight, or average. Bend over in front of the mirror and then consider if that's the view you want to give people all day long.

May 1, 2007 3:09 PM
No. 14
Kitchy says:

"Bend over in front of the mirror and then consider if that's the view you want to give people all day long."

Absolutely. Also, crouch down if you have an open-backed chair to see how low your pants go to avoid crackflash.

May 1, 2007 3:12 PM
No. 15
kinkadoo says:

Or...live your life and not give a fuck what anyone thinks!

My body my choice....my career.

May 1, 2007 3:20 PM
No. 16
Krista says:

Lol...spoken like a person who definitely does not work in corporate America. Kudos to you I guess, but we don't all have that luxury.

May 1, 2007 3:23 PM
No. 17
Boobylicious says:

I'm very sick of this double standard. I have 34Ds and am very proud to have them. I think that most women who have large chests do so much to cover them up/smoosh them down to be conservative and not be considered slutty, but I will not. People pay LOTS of money to get what I have and quite frankly, NOTHING complements an outfit better than a little "fullness" up top. I could rock Nichole Ritchie's top any day of the week and have her running to the plastic surgeon's office like her frenemy Paris did. :) No offense to those who aren't as "blessed".

May 1, 2007 3:59 PM
No. 18
Boobylicious says:

PS...large breasts does not equal slutty, if so then why do Paris/Nicole/Mischa/etc look like trash on sticks everytime they walk out of the house? It's all in the way you carry yourself.

May 1, 2007 4:02 PM
No. 19
Me says:

Good call, Booby. People do pay good money to have what we have. However, that is the kicker -- we don't pay, we didn't choose to have this size. Most people might not understand this issue, but being a petite girl with 34DDs and quite a bit of modesty makes it hard for me to overlook the double standard and rock the low cut tanks. Good for you, though; I completely applaud your ability to do that :). I wish I had the balls to do that!

May 1, 2007 4:04 PM
No. 20
tlatzoteotl says:

I agree with you, Boobylicious. If you look good, everything's dandy. I just feel like so many people buy clothes and then only consider how those clothes look on them from one angle. Personally, I have to be careful not to buy clothes that are too tight around the hips. Even if I lost the extra 15-20 lbs, I'd still have a huge ass. Not a bad thing, but the wrong clothes throw everything out of proportion.

May 1, 2007 4:24 PM
No. 21
Kitchy says:

Hey, kinkadoo, did you miss the "If that's the view you want to give people all day long" portion of the statement? If it's the view you're comfortable giving, great. The point was that a lot of us with large breasts didn't realize we were doing it because we don't get that viewpoint.

This large-breasted, otherwise small-framed woman still thinks it's not a double standard.

May 1, 2007 5:15 PM
No. 22
evil twin says:

It's totally in what you are comfortable showing when you are on your own time. However, I don't want to have to look at someone's over exposed breastesses when I am at work. If you're in the club, that's one thing, but work attire and "play" attire should be different in most work situations.

May 1, 2007 6:10 PM
No. 23
pageant says:

I have small breasts (32b) and can push 'em up if so desired, or wear a low-cut jersey dress and look nice, IMO.

However. Even I would not wear something so revealing I felt slutty in it, shirt or skirt-wise. If you feel uncomfortable, you undoubtedly look uncomfortable, which is never sexy.

ps-Chicks with big breasts are not automatically "blessed." And I've caught men looking at my teeney B's while wearing a turtleneck. In other words, men are pigs. lol.

May 1, 2007 11:39 PM

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