This year has seen an increased appreciation for women with curvaceous bodies. Women with larger breasts, wider hips, and ample buttocks have been grabbing attention away from stick-thin model types all year. Women with these body types have been praised for their resemblance to classic pinup figures and beauty icons like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Now an appreciation for these voluptuous beauties has transformed into a full-fledged return of many facets of 50s glamour.
Fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana hired curvy actress Scarlett Johansson as its spokesmodel and this year launched a campaign that highlights many aspects of 50s style: hair rolled into big, luxuriant curls or swept into a bun; lipstick that is either nude or bright red in color; smoky, dangerous eye shadow, and slips, corsets, and pencil skirts combine to create a look that is both nostalgic and edgy.
Another surprising return is an upsurge in the popularity of the pointy bra that made the 50s silhouette so distinctive. The bra's original design came from Howard Hughes, who used his engineering knowledge to create its cantilevered underwire arrangement so he could better show off the breasts of Jane Russell on camera. Although Russell reports that she never wore the bra, its association with her and with the scandalous production The Outlaw ensured it would become a popular design as women tried to replicate Russell's assets in their own wardrobes. Makers of the bra claim its increased popularity has occurred several times over the decades since its introduction, typically following periods of economic downturn "as women seek to have more fun with fashion as a form of escapism."
The main requirement for pulling off this type of 50s glamour look is curves. If you find your curves are not all you wish they were, New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits can help with body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or buttock augmentation.
To learn more, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits today.