With the arrival of warm weather comes a noticeable increase in strapless dresses and tank tops. And as those sweaters get stowed away for the season there’s something you might notice about a lot of ladies’ underarms: they’re totally unshaven. We’ve been seeing this body hair trend emerging for some time now, but as we welcome summer it seems to really be having its moment. There was even a female armpit hair competition in China recently. One celeb who is unapologetically rocking armpit hair? Miley Cyrus, of course.
The performer and avid Instagrammer rocked the look at the 2015 amfAR Inspiration Gala where she was honored for her contributions to the fight against AIDS. As Miley gave an inspirational speech in a stunning Moschino gown, she raised her arms to reveal the free growing hair. This was perhaps Miley’s most public display of the budding trend, but it was certainly not the first time she’s showed off the style – and in fact, she’s not even the only celeb to get in on the emerging movement.
Celebs like Julia Roberts, Madonna and Drew Barrymore have all rocked the look in the past, but more recently, Jemima Kirke of HBO’s Girls caused a stir when she walked the red carpet at the CFDA Awards earlier this month with unshaven underarms. We won’t say the look went totally unnoticed by us, but we were just way more focused on her stunning Rosie Assoulin ensemble.
Both Miley and Jemima make it very clear that free growing armpit hair is a pretty gorgeous trend that’s here to stay. Each of the ladies rocked the look at super swanky, red carpet events and looked great. It’s your hair and you should do with it what you want. It’s really as simple as that.
Will you try unshaved armpits this summer? Share with us in the comments below.
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