I will never forget the day that I first met you as I climbed up those steps and saw you on the bridge wearing your decorative bra, or bralette without a blouse. You were the first to make this bold fashion statement challenging the style of what was acceptable. I thought that you were unapologetically being yourself, doing your own thing and it was amazing. You put yourself out there by being unique and not following established trends. You were totally badass, and even Madonna didn’t make her cone bra statement till 1990, which was five years after you were doing it. This was the perfect summer look and it made everything that you wore with it seem that much more exciting.
Before you started rocking this look, lingerie was only seen in the bedroom, but now this look has made its way into the streets and it allows women to feel more daring. Lingerie will always be a secret weapon for seducing men and you won my heart from the instant I saw you that day on the bridge. You were exuding confidence and this was a big step from the tank tops and tube tops that girls were wearing in the 1970s. With out your influence, girls wouldn’t be wearing those cute handkerchief tops and bandana tops that became fashionable in the 90s. The fashion industry is completely enamored with the bra top look and they are flying off of shelves in many stores and it keeps gaining momentum. It is no longer controversial, but you still have to be brave to dress this way. This look obviously draws the attention of anyone who sees it, because it is so difficult to ignore.
Written for KL Caley’s Thursday photo prompt – Steps.