“Does my butt look ok?”
That’s the number one question my friends ask me when they’re trying on jeans.
How your butt looks in jeans – the basics, right?
I actually tend to forget about my butt (even though I do have an aversion to ugly jean pockets, whether they’re too big, too little, or too embroidered, ew, no way) since it’s behind me, after all – but right now, it’s becoming more and more difficult to not look my butt right in the face, hahaha.
Especially since Nicky Minaj‘s Anaconda (!?)(just too much), J.Lo and Iggy Azalea with their intense butt rubbing (!!?)(ok, I admit, it’s kind of sexy) and the Internet breakage attempt by Kim K’s elastic curves (!?!?)(I don’t even know what to think about that – I’m turning to Fat Jewish to get a clear perspective on the subject). See references at end.
Having a prominent, slightly soft butt (you know, so you can shake it) is super fashionable right now in a certain realm of show business.
But I’m not sure – I mean, like most people in fashion, I don’t care about butts very much: I’m used to the micro-butts of models like Freja. Inexistent butts that disappear in a pair of skinny jeans. Or the butts of the 70s – slightly flat and worn proudly smashed into a pair of a high waisted jeans. I totally like that.
I’m also used to butts like Gisèle‘s, even though those are more rare. You probably saw hers in the most recent Chanel n°5 ad, since the camera spends a good minute on it trying to shake whatever can be shaken in clear waters.
But it’s not easy, even when they have her sprinting on the beach – Gisèle butts (or Karlie butts, or any Victoria’s Secret model butts) are butts that don’t jiggle.
They are sublime butts – perfect, high, without an ounce of fat, muscular, and pre-photoshopped from hours of intense exercise.
So, even though it’s not the chiquest, I kind of like the Nicky Minaj-style butt of the moment because it’s round and proud of it. I figure it must be helping millions of girls get over any complexes they might have about their own unperfect butts.
Then again, I’m not sure all the soft-porn and objectification of the booty is really the best way to celebrate women’s bodies.
But hey, as we all know, I’m a romantic… :)
(And I’m going to start doing Pilates again tomorrow)
What about you? What’s your type? Is your butt a super important part of your body, the first thing you check in a pair of jeans?
Translated by Andrea Perdue