WHEN FLORENCE PUGH stepped out at Valentino’s couture show in July, she knew her Barbie-pink gown with layers of tulle and a completely shєєr top was going to be a thing.
“I was comfortable with my small ʙɾеɑsтs,” she told Harper’s BAZAAR. “And showing them like that — it aggravated [people] that I was comfortable.”
In western culture, women’s ʙɾеɑsтs are inherently sℯualisєd. From celebrities being papped grabbing their morning coffee sans-brɑ, to others opting to bare their ʙɾеɑsтs in full-on nɑkєd dresses on the red carpet; whenever a women’s ni**lє is involved, it is somehow front-page news.
There are myriad reasons why many gawk (or clutch their pearls) at the site of the female anatomy. The societal idea that a brєast is something that should be hidden has led to women covering up, and being body shamed if they bend the rules of what’s deemed ‘appropriate’ or ‘tasteful’.
While boundary-pushers in the public eye have been bucking the norm and going brɑless for years, in 2012, the Free the Ni**le movement when mainstream. In the years since, countless celebrities have dared to bare, embrɑcing their femininity and championing female empowerment. Below, nine celebrities who embrɑce the Free the Niρρlє movement.
Celebrities who free the niρρle
01 Florence Pugh
At the Valentino show in July, 2022.
02 Victoria De Angelis
The Måneskin bassist is a proud supporter of the Free the Niρρle movement.
03 Zoë Kravitz
Donning an 18k-gold mesh brα by Tiffany & Co at the 2019 Oscars after-party.
04 Miley Cyrus
A long-standing supporter of the Free the Niρρlє movement, Cyrus bared all on Instagram in 2019.
05 Lourdes Leon
Channelling her mother Madonna’s 1984 VMAs look on the red carpet in 2018.
06 Bella Hadid
In a Dior gown during Couture Week in 2017.
07 Kendall Jenner
In Alexandre Vauthier at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
07 Kim Kardashian
Wearing a shimmery sheer tank dress in 2016.
In a now-iconic Adam Selman look at the 2014 CFDA Awards
10 Cara Delevingne
Back in 2014, the model shared this powerful post to Instagram.