Each festival season the clothes seem to get smaller and smaller, raising some to say “why bother wearing anything at all”. Well this festival season some girls are taking that advice quite literally with the introduction of Boob Jewels.
Boob Jewels are pretty self-explanatory, functioning as gem-like stickers you attach to and around your nipples in void of actual tops/bras/proper coverage. Brave? certainly. Likely to catch on? The jury is out.
Recent festivals have seen girls donning this look with added body glitter, tiny shorts and plenty of attitude, of course. Some have taken a more conservative style and worn semi-sheer mesh t-shirts on top for further texture.
This style raises interesting debate about a right to wear, just because we have the given right to flash our boobs, should we? Is nothing private in the age of instant online sharing anymore?
There is a definite attention grabbing element to this style of accessorising, with bold looks come bold opinions and those daring to style this look in everyday (or night) life must be ready for the judgemental stares and comments that will unfortunately come part and parcel.
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Don't worry, the evil terrifying female nipples are covered up so your innocence is saved, FOR NOW! Basically stop oversexualising normal parts of my body (that aren't even sexual parts, they're literally there to nourish babies) without my consent yeahhhh 🌞 stop teaching young girls to cover up and be ashamed of a part of their body that's no different to like, their arm! We shouldn't be doing all this stuff and covering up normal NON-SEXUAL areas 'just incase it arouses the men' like fuck off they can control themselves they're not rabid wild animals! Its pretty insulting to all. Ahem, yeah. They're just tits. Girls, you're all gorgeous, free your nipples 😄💙💜💚💜💙
There is a part of this trend which evokes the dressing up box nature of fashion, taking note from out-there couture fashion and filtering right down to the high street for a couple of quid a pack. The only difference between editorial fashion and ready-to-wear is exactly in the name, shoot looks never leave the catwalks or studios whilst ordinary clothing is destined to be adorned down your local nightclub, not quite as safe a space or as glamorous.
Social media additional plays a part in the rise of this trend, as we see bloggers and social influencers feel the pressure to compete amongst one another and stand out to get those all important instagram likes and retweets. Simply attending a festival isn’t enough these days, revellers have to be a ‘festival queen’ complete with standardised flower crown, cut off shorts and space buns.
We’re all for experimental fashion but this one could be a step too far to convince us to give it a go (plus in Manchester you’d be lucky to get the accommodating weather to literally not freeze your tits off).
Would you wear Boob Jewels? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the debate on social media.