Last year in March, I saw a photo of Madonna – one arm up, holding her hand behind her head. Well, there is nothing wrong with this posture. What was pretty unexpected was the fact that her armpits were not shaved!
I thought that’s a long time that I’ve seen a woman with hairy armpits. Next up I thought why is she doing this? Then I forgot about it and moved on.
At the last dance, I saw two young women in their early twenties with – guess what – hairy armpits! I know them since at least two years and this look is new on them. Did Madonna start a new trend? A new trend by a baby-boomer in her 50s picked up by the twenty somethings? She definitively was a trendsetter for us twenty somethings and teenagers of the 80s back in the 80s. But still? Wow! If so, Madonna, you still rock! Or am I missing something?
It is unbelievable, but the hairy armpit occurs once in a while with the celebrities, i.e. those who pay expensive stylists to look their best! Recall pretty woman – Julia Roberts – with hairy armpits waving to the fans at the premiere of Nottinghill? But it never seemed to become a trend that spreads faster than a conscious disease!
I cannot even remember when I started shaving my armpits. Not even imaging to stop shaving them. I am even a “shave-holic” if that word exists. Well, now it does. I shave my armpits like a man the face every morning in the shower. Just the idea to have some black stubble seems like breaking the look.
Growing them? No way! What a horrifying idea! Hairy armpits is definitively a trend I will pass on. What about you?
I bet that Madonna is already over her own trend working on the next trend to set. Probably laughing about all the hairy armpits she sees when walking the streets. 😉
Have you ever started a trend? Link you current trends up at the Top of the World Style linkup party.
Photos: G. Kramm (2015)
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