Can’t “Free the Nipple?” No problem….cover those girls with some glitter!
Ain’t feminism grand?
From Daily Mail: We’ve already seen robots, camouflage kimonos and bauble-covered gowns storm the runway, but the latest trend to emerge from Paris Fashion Week might just be the most bonkers yet.
Yves Saint Laurent’s new creative director Anthony Vaccarello sent a model down the runway with an embellished nipple peeking out from beneath her dress, and fashionistas have officially declared it a new trend.
Binx Walton styled hers with stuck-on silver sequins teamed with an off-the-shoulder leather number at the SS17 show – easy work for a supermodel, but can the look work in real life?
Far from raising eyebrows, the risqué look – dubbed ‘disco tits’ – appears to be gaining momentum from fashionistas and festival-goers alike, with one blogger even declaring it a ‘glorious alternative’ to bikini tops’.
A quick scroll through Instagram reveals how some brave souls have been dabbling with the trend for several months – in the guise of sequins, tassels and even glitter paint.
Berlin-based model Margaret Lamour wore a rhinestone-studded pair under a black sheer top, while burlesque dancer Minnie Tonka notched up dozens of likes after telling fans she was selling her extensive collection of nipple pasties – with ‘removable tassels’.
And it’s not just women trying out the trend, with a male ‘pole performer’ going by Sir Midnight Blues decorating his nipple with pink glitter and a bar – he told fans his secret tip was eyelash glue. Similarly, cinematographer Jordan Rennert shared a picture of his friend Gerald sprinkling blue glitter all over his.
Fashion blogger Daisy Keens is one such devotee. She told FEMAIL: ‘Contrary to being impractical or completely unnecessary, nipple pasties are a glorious alternative to bikini tops and, dare I say it, bras.
‘Depending on how comfortable you feel going braless (I have itty-bittiess so, in fairness, I have no real need for one!), nipple pasties and tassels can be worn on any number of occasions as a sparkling substitute.
‘I’ve ditched bikini tops entirely in favour of a bedazzled pair of pasties (minimal tan lines, maximum shine) and I regularly wear them beneath sheer tees or lace tops in lieu of a bra. It’s all about confidence and comfort. Perfect festival attire if you ask me.’
Daisy recommends British label Ruth Melbourne, whose glittery accessories have adorned the likes of Miley Cyrus, or American brand Cheeky Cheetah.
Ruth Melbourne herself gave Cosmopolitan her top tips for styling nipple glitter: ‘The best way to wear them is to use spirit gum adhesive, especially if you’re on a night out and don’t want a nip slip.’