This summer loves big butts and it cannot lie
Saturday 17 July 2010
We're bizarre creatures, us women. One day, we hate our curves, the next, we're in love with them. But it seems like this summer will be a good one in particular for those who, in the words of Sir Mix-A-Lot, got back.
According to an article in the New York Daily News, "big bums are shaping up to be the summer of 2010's hottest trend," and the publication seems to be backed (pun intended) by many a celebrity quote.
Tennis star Serena Williams, for instance, told Harper's Bazaar: "I'm super-curvy, I have big boobs and this massive butt. Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. But different is good."
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian - who has set out to rival Jennifer Lopez as Hollywood's most sought-after derriere - is equally comfortable: "Yep, I'm the girl with the big butt," she told the Daily Telegraph. "[...] I guess I've learnt to appreciate it now. I'm Armenian and we're curvy women, so, yeah, I pride myself on being happy with what I've been given."
The trend also seems to have caught on with the very young, with Madonna's daughter, Lourdes blogging that she was "totally obsessive about '80s shorts ... the kind that makes your butt look kinda big."
The Daily News quote Stylesight trend analyst Sharon Graubard on the reasons behind the phenomenon: "I think it's about the diversity of our population and more accepted beauty, and a wider range of accepted beauty," she explained. "We have all these Brazilian models, and as our population becomes more diverse, we're appreciating different body parts [...]. In Brazil, it's been all about the butt."
Expectedly, the new obsession with the backside has already prompted product launches en masse, with examples including The Big Butt Book, which brings you 400 pages of celebrity bums (Taschen, €39.99), or even shapewear that's designed to enhance your butt rather than to disguise it: the Pure Style Girlfriends' Bump-A-Booty Padded Panty ($30), for instance, will give all those skinny models, that used to be so en vogue yesterday, something to hang on to in these new, bootylicious times.
Life & Style blogs
Kylie Jenner challenge: Strange lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
International Space Station could be fitted with huge lasers to shoot down space junk
Loch Ness Monster: Google Maps unveils Doodle and Nessie Street View
Coachella Festival 2015: from Kendall Jenner to Alexa Chung, stars and festival-goers parade their boho best
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Google search history can now be downloaded in its entirety, mass embarrassment expected
£35-45K (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a .NET Developer / Web ...
£28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Small and agile digital marketi...
£12000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A national firm of chartered ce...
£20000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This successful web design/deve...