February 25, 2013

HuffPo can't tell the difference between nipples and darts.

Because... look!... darts nipples!!!!

If you see nipples, it's because that's what you want to see.

Maybe Anne Hathaway's breathtaking bust darts will bring back traditional style bust darts. It actually is something that looks new in fashion, and it's fascinatingly retro. In the 50s and 60s — before the "natural look" seemed like a good idea — bodices were constructed with darts.



Remember when a size 14 had a 34" bust measurement?! What's 14 today? Something like 40"?

47 comments:

Chip S. said...

At first glance I also thought they were her nips.

We already know she doesn't wear panties, so why presume she wears a bra?

Ann Althouse said...

Who wears panties with an evening gown?

That would be completely inappropriate!

Chip S. said...

Meryl Streep, obviously!

Irene said...

(Sewing patterns for many years have had different sizing than ready-made garments. A size 14 pattern today still is for a 36-inch bust.)

wyo sis said...

I wore a size 14 in high school. My daughter with the same measurements today wears an 8.

wyo sis said...

I wrote that as Irene was posting her comment. All my clothes were made by my mother, so that could account for it.

SGT Ted said...

Her darts were the sexiest darts I have ever seen.

Chip S. said...

They appeared to be rubber-tipped darts.

AllenS said...

From wiki:

Bust darts—These are short triangle folds that provide space for breasts such that the fabric under the breasts isn't hanging, rather is fitting closer to the wearer. There are several subtypes of bust line dart:
Center
Waist
French
Side seam
Armhole
Neckline
Shoulder
T-dart

Blue@9 said...

I laugh when women try to make themselves feel better by saying "Marilyn Monroe was a size 12!"

Yeah, size 12 was a bit smaller back in the day. I recall reading about a woman who bought a dress worn by Marilyn-- it was pretty small, maybe a size 8 or smaller by today's standards.

AllenS said...

I guess I'm the only one around here that does research for this blog. A simple Google Images for "Anne Hathaway nude" will leave you with the impression that those breast darts really accentuated her breasts. Don't try this at work!

AprilApple said...

I learned something new.

AllenS said...

Commenting on this blog will be slow for a while, because of all the people Googling "Anne Hathaway nude". They'll be back. Go ahead, take your time everyone.

ricpic said...

Those are all A-line dresses in the illustration...I think. A cut that is quite forgiving of figures that fall short.

Chip S. said...

I don't have to, Allen. That screenshot is my wallpaper.

AllenS said...

LOL, Chip.

Titus said...

I like the pointy tit look. Pointy tit sweaters that old actresses wore in movies were hot.

Titus said...

She is not sexy. The short hair is too masculine.

I liked her tits in the Prada dress though.

Chip S. said...

I'm amazed at the total lack of chatter about Meryl Streep's panty-pull last night. Sure, I might not be surprised that the infotainent types would wrap her in a protective shroud, but Althouse?

Oh, right. She didn't watch.

rhhardin said...

The missle nose cone breast shape was popular in the 50s.

I never saw nipple darts.

Lawn darts were popular.

sydney said...

I think those are darts and nipples.

betamax3000 said...

Naked Ed Gein Robot says those are not nipples, they are now 'accessories.'

Titus said...

It's kind of weird even looking at her because you know we all saw her shaved cooch.

Don't you feel kind of bad you know what her vagine looks like?

How would other women feel if they knew their clit was all over the internet?

Chef Mojo said...

I dunno. I'm seeing some nipples behind those darts. According to my peeps who were there, it was a little chilly out there on the red carpet...

edutcher said...

They seemed to be at rather odd angles.

Anent sizes, I know there's stuff like 16 and 16W and, when I asked The Blonde if the W stood for Wide, I got a dirty look.

Big Mike said...

If you see nipples, it's because that's what you want to see.

Well, yes, we guys do generally want to see (female) nipples. It's one of those "guy things." I suspect you women understand.

Who wears panties with an evening gown?

Ah, my wife. And she is never inappropriate!

Kelly said...

I'm not a guy and I saw nipples as soon as the picture was posted. I remember my mom wearing short little homemade mini dresses with darts, even have pictures of her, and not a nipple in sight. My mom wore bras and she wasn't busty.

Family legend has it that she wore panties with her evening gowns.

edutcher said...

Plus the Britney thing.

William said...

The purpose of a red carpet dress is to get people talking about its wearer. In this sense, her dress was a success.....Next year look for more actresses to trip on the red carpet and be charmingly self deprecating afterwards.

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Chip S. said...

I liked "transpancy".

Unknown said...

Anne Hathaway reminds me of Johnny Mercer's lyrics to Hooray for Hollywood:

You may be homely in your neighborhood.
Still, if you think that you can be an actor
See Mister Factor
He'd make a monkey look good!

Nichevo said...

Why not sexy, Titus? For you, anyway, you could bend her over and pretend she is a beautiful boy.

DADvocate said...

Having three sisters, two of whom sewed in high school, plus a mother that sewed. I recognized the darts immediately. My girlfriend had very nice darts.

Julie C said...

My guess is the fabric is fairly sturdy (or perhaps has a backing) and any seam or dart would be very prominent.

We all noticed it immediately but I didn't think it was her actual nipples. But why would you want something that looked like nipples on camera? Yikes.

Of course, I am not inclined to like her. She's very cloying. I hate the whole fake surprise act, too. She's been gearing up for this win for months.

Jennifer Lawrence, OTOH, is a swell gal. Just the kind of girl you'd want to have a few cocktails with.

EDH said...

Nipple tents.

thom_pharmakis said...

@Blue@9 "I laugh when women try to make themselves feel better by saying "Marilyn Monroe was a size 12!""

Urban legend invented by fatties. Marilyn was no size 12.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-24/hollywood-auction-ends-myth-of-zaftig-marilyn-virginia-postrel.html

kentuckyliz said...

Darts in a fabric with a firm hand.

Meaning a stiff fabric. Satin is thick and firm and not that easy to work with. A freshly made dress in that fabric, the darts are going to stand up. You have to launder it a few times to soften how that dart lays.

Mom was a skilled seamstress, me less so, Nanna a professional.

kentuckyliz said...

I feel inappropriate commenting on Anne Hathaway, since my current profile pic suggests...beaver fur.

xandohsa said...

Darts or no darts, Anne looked disgusting. I've been down on her since her performance in Les Miz, which is unquestionably the worst ever recorded. Doubt me? Do as I have done: pull up Rhapsody and play an "I Dreamed a Dream" playlist together and play it all night featuring a new artist each time. Then listen to Hathaway. What a revolting, overwrought piece of melodramatic trash. It's laughable really, how bad it is. And for this rot she wins an Oscar? Actually, her tasteless use of nipple darts was more interesting than the supposedly artistic performance (aka howling torture) that landed her up there onstage.

neela72 said...

It's too bad Anne couldn't have worn the original dress; it would've been less controversial, and this one looked a little slapped together and shapeless. Beautiful woman anyway, and a deserving supporting actress win; she wrenched every bit of grief and misery from poor Fantine.

Inga said...

WyoSis, it's vanity sizing. A size 14 of our day IS a size 8 of today.

Sam L. said...

Well, come on, folks, it's the Puff Ho! Not noted for smarts, or knowledge of anything before 2002 (what's this 911 thing--what's the big deal about an emergency police call?)

Saint Croix said...

Breast darts totally remind me of Austin Powers. Sex kills! Milk kills too!

murphaticlaw said...

Next time someone poo poos the imposition of sharia law in our country I'm going to smack them in the head with this story and the one about to much cleavage on the red carpet. When did we start worrying about this maulk? I mean seriously, did I somehow travel back to 1950? Who knew they had internet service back then. Hmmm actually the blow back from this might be a good thing for eye candy aficionados. That's right ladies if you don't dress for maximum pulchritude it means the terrorist have won. The sad thing is it's true....

The Gold Digger said...

Yes, I remember that well. I used to sew my own clothes. I was a size 12 back then. I am a six today.

My weight has not changed.

Strelnikov said...

Did HuffPo mean to say they were "super attracting"? Maybe it's just a typo.