Christina Aguilera's Cleavage Obsession Sends the Wrong Message

christina aguilera on the lucky magazine coverSomeone needs a style intervention, y'all. I'm talking about Christina Aguilera. The popstar turned The Voice judge is all over the cover of of Lucky magazine's October issue flaunting her north-of-the-border lady parts. Let's be clear, I'm not a hater. I think it is super important for women to feel sexy and feminine and to love their bodies before babies, after babies, during pregnancy. My problem with Xtina's cover story is that she tells the mag she loves showing off her cleavage. For those of us that have had the pleasure of viewing the platinum blonde's more recent fashion choices, we know that 'cleavage' is not just a bit here and a bit there -- it's really code for the whole damn show.

But the buxom blond does make some fabulous revelations about women, curves, and learning to love her own body. I'm just not a fan of her bearing-it-all.

Christina tells Lucky,

Hey, if you can work it and you can own it, that confidence is going to shine through.

Here's a shocker: I agree. Confidence is key. I'm a huge fan of women loving, accepting and being proud of their bodies, no matter their size. But I think Christina is a little bit confused. Sure, she has a booty and is obviously happy with the size of her bust,  but what she's forgetting is that there is a way to look sexy, show off your curves and flaunt your figure without looking tacky. Finding a delicate, appropriate balance between your self-love and your image is something that's difficult for girls, moms and women of every age.

But Christina, lately, has made some frustrating fashion choices. Her clothing always looks like it doesn't fit, she forgets her pants, or her tops are so low cut everyone is just waiting for her to have her own Janet Jackson-at-the-Super-Bowl moment. I can't help thinking that one day her son, Max, is going to stumble across the photos and his mama's outfit choices will overshadow all the good she's doing.

On top of it all, she's a beautiful woman who's worked hard to be proud of her body, which makes other voluptuous women feel good too. So I beg you C, ditch the tacky, trashy ensembles and just cover it up. Not a lot baby girl, just a little bit.

 

Do you think that Christina has the right idea? Or does her wardrobe do more harm to her image than good?

 

Image via Lucky magazine

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Mommi... MommietoJB

Most of the time she is dressed sexy, of course she does have her moments of tacky outfits. But I doubt it would be an issue with anyone if she was a size 2. Whether boobs are both sexual or functional its a womans choice to bare her cleavage just like it should be any moms right to breastfeed her child in public. Where is that line crossed at, the blog writers on here are so twisted.

nonmember avatar AI

@Nancy View: while Christina definitley is known to show it off, not all large chested women do or want to. I can honestly say I've never used my D rack to "shamelessly gain" anything. I've been hiding them almost as soon as they grew in, but that doesn't stop people from staring if I put on anything remotely low cut or fitted. I slouch, I wear baggy sweaters, I buy tops 2 sizes too big just to avoid being ogled or called slutty. I remember when a middle school classmate saw me in HS and was surprised I didn't "dress like a slut anymore". What he didn't know was I was stuck wearing my sisters A-chest hand me downs on a full C chest as a 13 year old and by HS I finally got my own new clothes. I'd love to be confident about my breasts and wear anything I want. If Christina can own it, let her. What does it matter? She shouldn't have to change her style anymore than a thinner, small-chested celeb does.

tuffy... tuffymama

STFU, Kylie. My tits are naturally enormous and I'm lucky to not bare cleavage in a turtleneck. It's not comfortable. My boobs are too big for my body. I have a hard time finding clothes that fit. The last thing I need is some flat-chested nitwit skank harpy beotch hating on me because my ensemble and my body don't meet her approval. Jealousy is so unattractive. Get that Haterade straw out your damn mouth.

nonmember avatar Vern

A whole article about breasts just to tell me someone in a jean jacket is obsessed with breasts. Sounds more like pyschological projection.

nonmember avatar Vermaldeehyde

I had no idea this was a religious magazine.

CPN322 CPN322

Not a huge fan of women showing a lot of cleavage.  And I don't mean that I think no cleavage should be shown, in my opinion a little is sexy. I'm talking about women who show all but their nipples. Just not very classy in my opinion. To me, it screams stare at my chest and don't listen to what I have to say because really, even as a heterosexual woman, if I'm talking to a woman with her boobs hanging out of her shirt, I am distracted! BUT, I'm not seeing the cleavage in this picture.

Scott Thornton

She's starting to look a lot like Blondie...

nonmember avatar Jim Stride

The Aguilera article is BS, a pastchup neo-con hatchet job masquerading as a report. This is a put-on with political/moral consequences--a spin job badly done-- The entire Newser orbit is right wing junk journo, politically porn
punditry, with enough spelling errors and inept use of English as to be an abomination.

nonmember avatar Vicki

This photo is not the issue, but she shows wayyyy too much on The Voice. So much so that I now choose to change the channel. It comes across not as self confidence but self absorbed. Personally I am sick of the lack of class I see constantly displayed by women. I thought we spent decades trying to say there was more to us then just being sexual beings. This kind of display looks more like we are saying we are up for sale!!! Come on ladies, let's class it up a bit!

kelle... kelleykpk

Vikki we spent decades trying to rise up from being SUBSERVIENT beings. Liberating our sexual identities and no longer veiwing a womans naked body as sinful was a part of that issue. I love my chest and I cover up in apropriate situations however given her job title "pop-diva" you should look at it as more of her business suit. one that a team of people put together. Class is subject to ones generation, location and upbringing, though I consider someone who accepts life and all of its variences with out judgmental assumptions someone with class.

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