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This post discusses the trend of hairy armpits. Read who is in, who set the trend, and who wears it.

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Are hairy armpits a trend right now?

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 ago 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.

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Outfit details: Notation floral blazer, eShakti color blocked fit-and-flare dress, brooch from my late Granny Hannah, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Anne Klein sling backs, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Hermes enamel bangles, golden bangle from my late Mom, Esprit bag


Hairy armpits are a do among twenty somethings

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 1980s back in the 1980s. But still? Wow! If so, Madonna, you still rock! Or am I missing something? For my money, it’s one of  61 ugly trends trying to ruin your style, right now.


Groomed or not groomed?

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!


Shaving is a do for me

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 of hairy armpist and working on the next trend to set. Probably laughing about all the hairy armpits she sees when walking the streets. 😉

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