Are Women Showing Too Much Cleavage?
Cleavage - Is Less The New More?
Is showing too much cleavage becoming a turn-off to men? This is why I ask. In our local paper, we have a "Sound Off" column, and about once a month or so, there is a complaint about women going around town showing too much cleavage. It will be something to the effect of basically begging women to wear less revealing clothing when they are out in public. Plus, I have watched a couple of talk shows recently that have been about the same subject. So I went to my resident expert (my husband) and asked him his opinion. He said that when he sees a woman showing too much cleavage, it's like getting a half unwrapped present for Christmas. To him, it takes the "mystery" and fun out of things, because he would rather unwrap the package himself, and get a real surprise instead of already knowing what he was getting before he unwrapped it himself. Then I called my 28 year old son, who is married and has two kids, and asked his opinion on the subject. After an uncomfortable pause, while I am sure he was questioning my sanity, he wanted to know why I was asking. I told him the whole story, about the comments in the paper, etc., and then there was another long pause. I actually thought for a minute his cell phone had dropped the call. Finally he said, "Mom, I think the people in Granbury have too much time on their hands". I told him I already knew that, but what was his opinion on the whole thing. Finally, he just sighed and said he really had never given it much thought and really didn't have an opinion. Of course his wife and two daughters were sitting right there, so it was kind of a bad time to ask, I suppose. Oh, well...I tried.
This was a bit of a surprise to me, as I thought most men "enjoyed the view" so to speak, so I guess I haven't been giving men enough credit. Sorry guys, I stand corrected! Of course, there comes a time and an age in a woman's life when the cleavage thing just doesn't cut it anymore, because gravity has taken over. You ladies know what I am talking about, so don't kid yourselves, lol! Anyway, I was wondering what the general consensus was of my readers, and as always, I welcome any and all comments, as I am truly intrigued now. Especially since this has come up time and time again in our local paper as well as on television. Another thing that has been mentioned in the paper, possibly by the same person, are complaints about women wearing high heels that don't know how to correctly walk while wearing them. There is definitely an art to wearing the new sky-high heels, and I don't have it. As a matter of fact, while in a shoe store recently, I tried on a pair of those heels, and my husband took one look and said, "You would probably break those heels in half the first time you tried to wear them". Needless to say, the shoes went back on the rack, and my self esteem was demolished for a couple of days....Such a way with words.
Well, back to the "boobage", or cleavage issue. Is showing less better? Let me know what you think!