The Kendall Jenner nipple piercing scandal has taken over the internet. It seems like she’s undergoing a bit of fashion transition at the moment. What’s not new: Kendall sports the eyecatcher for quite a while. What’s new: She’s no longer hiding it in public.
When out with her squad she seemed conscious about rocking the eye-catching piece that just blinked through her transparent bodysuit. I guess I don’t have to mention that this picture went viral within a few minutes and tabloids ran madly about it. The Kendall hype still remains a mystery to me. However, this time, I feel it had a different impact on some of us. How come it became a cool thing out of a sudden?
A body jewel that haters described as a slut-shaming piece over the years just got a whole new definition. Now seen as a sexy and holy body accessory it has been rumoured to be well received by her followers and the fashion society. In case you were planning to get a septum this year, I am sorry to tell you that it might be too late for that, cause Kendall just took over. But is the nipple bling ring a trend to stay?
A body nipp(l)ing history
If you have thought women were the only one to rock the painful pleasure, you’ve been all the time wrong. Worn since the 14th century – keep reading it’s not getting odd- it has been worn as a fashion statement by women and as an award by sailors when sailing the high seas. Back then it wasn’t really a fashion thing for men but has evolved to become one over the years.
For me, this was the first time the issue got clearly pointed out that there was actually something wrong in terms of gender parity. A lot of women stood up against it until today. We’ve got ‘Free the nipple’ campaigns backed up by Cara Delevingne and many other celebs and women are still fighting for scandal free shirtlessness in public.
Worth the gaze?
Worn with a sheer top in the 90s and 00s it invited to gaze. Looking into Kendall’s example, her looks seemed to be inspired by the late Millenium and Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ record release. Especially the sheer black bodysuit you could tell barely apart from Christina Aguilera’s 00s casual look; when wearing a flat cap, bellbottom jeans and white long sleeve sheer top back then in 2004.
So,when did Vogue actually pick up the craze? Only in the early 19th century. Since then, especially in Paris and London, it has been known as a body accessory of lust. That was before fashion ladies and models have redefined it as the new body gracing it-piece and before it became mainstream in the 90’s. So there we are with a trend that has already been there, that had it’s highs and lows and had been worn differently by men and women. Musician, Lenny Kravitz looking hot shirtless, while Janet Jackson’s nipple piercing scandal made headlines. Somehow it remained in our minds as it just happened yesterday.
Nipple piercing, yay or nay?
If I would get one? I have mixed feelings about it, maybe because I think it isn’t worth the pain. When it gets down to putting looks together I have to say I’m not a huge exposer. In this case, a nipple ring would be totally useless as it would be limited to four eyes only. That doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of sheer fabrics, cause I am. I like wearing sheer crop tops that are transparent on the back or lateral, as they are, how I use to call it, ‘light sexy’.
How to wear the nipple trend?
If you’re in for the gaze on a night out keeping it sexy yet casual might be the best choice. Off the shoulder tops worn with tight fitted jeans or a suede leather skirt add a touch of bohemian.
Eventually, we should all calm down a little around the Kendall nipple ring drama. The Kardashians aren’t new, Kylie got her boob pinned first and Kendall is probably starting the next anti-bra movement. Most of you probably reading this post are women and there are a couple things we should keep in mind; We’ve all got two nipples girls, it’s definitely not the first time we’ve seen them on Kendall Jenner and we’re allowed to express them in every way possible.