Vogue UK declared in its latest issue cleavage is out of style. But many do not support the fashion bible’s bold commentary on female body parts.
"Is the cleavage over?"— Nathalie De Bisschop (@nathaliedb) November 3, 2016
Seriously Vogue?! How can you be 'over' a bodytype?
Shame on you. https://t.co/C5RCVvBetc
Vogue says cleavage is "over" ...— Kate Martin (@K810Mt) November 3, 2016
I don't think my girls will take too kindly to that declaration.
Out of all the articles I've read in Vogue, the most RIDICULOUS one yet has to be Vogue declaring that cleavage is "dead".— Erika (@itserikahanson) November 2, 2016
Playboy cover girl and talk show host Coco Austin told FOX411 Vogue’s declaration is outlandish.
“Really? So, is that saying Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Sofia Loren, Bridgette Bardot just to name a few are out, too? As long as men are alive, cleavage will never play out,” Austin said. “Those people that are writing the story probably don’t have much to work with and are trying to create something in their heads to make themselves feel better.”
Maxim's Deputy Digital Editor Patrick Carone echoed Austin’s comments.
"Like the pyramids, Stonehenge, or Anthony Weiner’s unlimited texting plan, cleavage isn’t going anywhere. Wise up, Vogue!"
Managing Editor of Paper Magazine Abby Schreiber argued that women have the right to decide what they want to reveal. Paper famously featured Kim Kardashian fully nude in photos that "broke the Internet."
“I think it’s up to the individual woman what she wants to wear or not wear,” Schreiber told us. “And although, yes, there have been recent trends that emphasize more modest dressing, if a woman wants to show skin, that’s up to her and she shouldn’t be made to feel embarrassed or ashamed of her choices or be... stereotyped in any way because of them."
Modeling agency Maggie, Inc. President Robert Casey responded to the backlash Vogue received on social media. He said the no bust trend is not offensive or body shaming.
“A trend away from cleavage is right in line with the body acceptance movement, there is an entire industry that banks on women feeling inferior about their cleavage and peddling products to push/pull/fill/prod/boost their breasts to appear to have a perfectly ample bosom.”