Cover Up, Girls. Less Isn’t Always More.

28 Oct

We often hear people say less is more. Such is the case when accessorizing an elegant floor-sweeping evening gown or doing your makeup for the first date, but when it comes to dressing our bodies, this common cliché doesn’t always ring true. There seems to be a new and fast-traveling trend of nudity. I wholeheartedly believe that our bodies should be embraced and celebrated, and I see nothing wrong with showing off your best physical assets from time to time. Over the last few weeks, though, I’ve seen an abundance of Instagtam décolletage and derriere selfies. Liberating and loving your body is not synonymous to posting a pic of yourself shirtless and braless for the world to see. Nor is it snapping and sharing a pic of your bare cheeks. What’s really disturbing about this new naked obsession is that it’s being promoted by our most influential celebs. Not to say that celebrities are responsible for the welfare of the world, but with such a platform comes a little social responsibility. With millions of young, impressionable followers in the search for their true selves, portraying some class could make a huge and positive statement.

“I live my life for me”, “If you got it, flaunt it” and the other usual justifications for such irresponsibility are being said way too often and out of context. When we find ourselves so desperate for attention that we start exploiting our bodies on the world wide web, we need to ask ourselves a series of whys. Why is this the way I choose to represent myself? Why is this the attention I seek, and what about this attention do I like? Why don’t I feel just as sexy when I’m fully clothed?

Sexy is a state of mind that has absolutely nothing to do with the outside. Only after we grasp that concept, should we display our God-given lumps and humps; and even then, it should always be done with class and in the most empowering of ways. Know that you’re always beautiful and sexy, whether you’re rocking jeans and a tee, a pencil skirt and cardigan or a mini party dress. Even if baring all is the new thing to do, you don’t have to hop on the bandwagon. A girl who’s just as confident in a knee-length sheath as she is in daisy dukes will always stand out in a crowd! Cover up and keep some parts of yourself hidden and exclusive. Remember that diamonds are worth so much because they’re not accessible to the masses.

Love you much! Check out some of our most popular starlets’ reactions to the new nude trend below!

In an NPR interview with Scott Simon, pop singer Katy Perry said:  “…I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, ’cause it’s such a strange world. Like females in pop–everybody’s getting naked. I mean, I’ve been naked before but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. …I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it too… And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don’t always have to use that card.”

Rashida Jones and Tyra Banks expressed similar thoughts via social media.

Rashida Jones doesn't hold back on Twitter

Tyra's IG Insight


4 Responses to “Cover Up, Girls. Less Isn’t Always More.”

  1. shenine October 28, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    I so totally agree! I must say this exact thought came to mind when I saw a rhianna video last week (I’m behind on the up to date videos lol), I just felt like really? Really? What little respect I had for her was lost right then… I understand you’re grown and you’re responsible for you but do you have any respect for yourself?


    • Essence October 28, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Lol! I’m behind on the videos too so don’t feel bad. I haven’t even seen it yet. I did see other celebs though post pics of their bare boobs and booty on Instagram like it was normal. After getting over the initial shock, I was inspired to write this post. Thanks for reading and leaving your feedback!



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