Few men alive understand Smart Sensuality women better than designer Tom Ford. Four years ago today, I shared Tom Ford’s views on his lack of appreciation for ‘bombshell breasts.
Tom Ford tells Vogue: “The seventies is what I love. Soft, touchable beauty is what I love. I want to be touching the skin; I prefer no bra — I want to be able to slip in my hand.”
Oh Tom! Can you imagine Karl Lagerfeld making such a statement!
I rest my case to Victoria’s Secret: we are TIRED of bombing up the world. We want to be Snake Charmers not bombshells. Glad to see that Tom Ford agrees with me.
British Researchers Discover Preferred Breast
British researchers now conclude in a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that Tom Ford probably knows what he’s talking about. The doctors surveyed 1,315 men, women and plastic surgeons, asking them to look at multiple breasts photos and pick their preferred proportions. In a world where unanimity — let alone general agreement — on any topic is impossible to achieve, all three groups picked the same ratio: 45:55, meaning that 45 percent of breast tissue falls above the nipple line and 55 percent below.
This ‘natural’ shape is nothing like the bombshell-orbs so many American women seek. Note that European women are more circumspect on this subject, especially in France where it’s all about one’s fesse (derriere). We are speaking of a primarily American pursuit of bombshell breasts.
“Particularly in the United States in previous decades, plastic surgeons have used implants that were often round due to being filled with saline,” wrote researchers Dr. Patrick Mallucci of The Cadogan Clinic and Dr. Olivier Branford of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust in an email. “These inevitably gave an unnatural football-like or ‘Baywatch’ breast with overfilling of the top of the breast due to the implant shape and lack of understanding as to what to aim for.
The only exception to the preferred 45:55 proportion ratio in breasts was in women over 40. “As the breast ages,” wrote the researchers, “it becomes more fatty, the skin sags and the nipple falls, often with breast volume loss.” It’s understandable that women over 40 are sensitive to these bodily changes.