Kendall Jenner is proud to put her nipples on display. (Pic: AP/Joel Ryan) (Photo:formal dresses brisbane)

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Olivia Palermo and Kendall Jenner have gone all Germaine Greer and made it de rigueur to nip to the shops with your boobs on display under this season’s sheer trend.

The top should be high-neck, long sleeved and black, so at first glance seems conservative — until you realise it’s transparent. Ideally it will be designer, Givenchy do a see-through lace vest for $1190, or Saint Laurent a flimsy blouse for $1500, if you’re interested.

American socialite Palermo rocked this look to perfection recently when she went for a wander in Brooklyn in a black high-neck, pirate-sleeved sheer top, teamed with wide-legged trousers from her fashion label Chelsea28. She looked very chic, I have to say, were it not for the areolas.

Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian did a somewhat less classy version last week in Mexico in a braless see-through rash vest and high-cut undies.

She joins her half-sister Kendall Jenner who gets her baps out at every opportunity.

“I really don’t see what the big deal is with going braless!” Jenner wrote. “It’s sexy, it’s comfortable, and I’m cool with my breasts. That’s it!”

Tagging her comments “Free The Nipple”, she’s alluding to the movement of the same name where campaigners aim to end double standards around female and male nudity. In many states in the USA it’s illegal for a woman to bare her breasts whereas a man can go topless whenever he pleases. Similarly, on social media, Facebook and Instagram prohibits photos of women’s nipples, but not men’s.

For the record, I think it’s preposterous that a woman can’t show a part of her body that a man can — and as for social media, I’d pick a nip over those bloody awful belfies any day.

However, this does not detract from the fact that in my opinion, this fashion trend is a case of the Empress’ New Clothes. I get the theory, but the reality is you have chosen to go about your business in half your birthday suit.

And while you, Ms Lithe B-Lister, might be at one with your bazookas, I’m not.

I don’t want to be spluttering on my flat white because someone’s got their double lattes out in the cafe. It’s just rude.

What are the rest of us meant to do? Where do we look? What if we don’t want to see your breasts, complete with nipple ring a la Jenner. Like women who’ve just had implants and insist on shoving your hand up their jumper to feel them, back away ladies — it’s too much information!

Thankfully, the combination of it being winter, and Australians being a bit more sensible than that means Wanda from Wahroonga hasn’t whopped them out in Woolies as yet ... as far as I know, save for that one lady who has let her old girls swing free under a worn out rashie and an ’80s swimsuit at my local beach for years.

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