Our fascination with what is sexy changes over time. In the early 1900s, it was women in corsets and layers on layers of clothing. In the 1920s, it was thin, long-limbed women wearing boxy dresses hiding any curves. Times and ‘what is sexy’ are constantly changing. It’s 2016 and there are a few things that have generally been deemed sexy: big butts, thigh gaps, flat stomach, plump lips. You know, basically all of the Kardashians. However, a more subtle form of sex appeal has recently made waves: the side boob.
Generally speaking, a side boob is the little sneak peek of breast one sees when a woman wears something with a low-cut side. Unlike the tradition form of cleavage, which is loud and in your face, side boob is its sneaky stepsister. It’s ever so quietly there for your viewing pleasure but doesn’t make the woman look trashy. In fact, some rather conservative dresses can flaunt some serious side boob.
Side boob is also wonderful because it can come in all shapes and size. Women with rather smaller breasts can rock some serious side boob because for the most part, it isn’t necessarily about the size but rather the shape. Oh, and you know what else is sexy about side boob? It basically guarantees that she’s not wearing a bra.
Recently, women in Hollywood have been showing off side boob in some seriously sexy ways. They may be actresses, singers, models and television personalities, but one thing that these fifteen women all have in common is their ability to show off their assets from a sexy side angle.
15 Anne Hathaway
Generally, Anne Hathaway isn’t the first person one thinks of when they think of celebs who sex it up but guys, she totally does! First of all, Anne Hathaway is not afraid to do nudity (Love, Sex and Other Drugs!) and she is not afraid to show some sexy skin on the red carpet. In the above photo, Hathaway rocked some serious side boob… like, that’s a whole lot of boob sneaking out the side. We vote that the 33-year-old new mother doesn’t slow down her sultry carpet looks now that she’s a mom and stuff.
14 Gigi Hadid
At only 20 years old, Gigi Hadid has been taking the modeling world by storm and, well, considering she is rocking a one-piece swimsuit and still looks amazing, it’s easy to see why. Not only the fashion world has taken notice but some young bachelors have too, including a Joe Jonas and Zayn Malik, the latter from One Direction fame. Hadid has graced the red carpet in some rather revealing outfits and also doesn’t shy away from provocative photoshoots, like this one with ample side boob on display.
13 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, queen of controversy, is perhaps one of the only people in the world that would ever wear the above outfit. While I’m not saying that this look is good by any means, she is showing off some perfect looking side boob. Being that she isn’t afraid to show a generous amount of skin, Miley has donned some other outfits that also showed off a lot of side boob - but a little less skin overall than this outfit because holy hell, she’s showing us just about everything.
12 Kylie Jenner
Love them or hate them, you knew that a few Jenners and/or Kardashians were going to pop up on this list, right? I mean, while they are talked about every day for one thing or another, this one actually makes some sense considering that they are most well known for their looks.
The youngest of the “krew”, Kylie, has recently risen to the top in terms of being talked about. It seems a day cannot go by without hearing about her relationship with Tyga, her lipstick line, her selfies or, well, basically anything she does. More power to her, I guess. Right after her 18th birthday, she posted this red hot selfie on Instagram featuring some A+ side boob game. This is merely one of many examples of her side boob from her Instagram, but I guess that’s why she’s amassed over 58 million followers. Oh, the power of a good side boob.
11 Kendall Jenner
Next up on the list is big sister Kendall, who showed up at the Met Gala in 2015 wearing a stunning Calvin Klein gown and stunning everyone with some side boob action. I mean, she’s a model, who essentially gets paid to look hot, so I shouldn’t really be jealous but that is one seriously hot bod.
We’re not saying that stepping out in this sexy look launched her into supermodel status but after this, Victoria’s Secret did come calling for her to walk in the 2015 Fashion Show so… We’re just saying, some strategically placed side boob could make you a Victoria’s Secret model. That’s all.
10 Kim K
Never to be outdone by her little sisters, Kim Kardashian had to show off some of her side assets as well. She gets some extra points for the super low back and for the fact that this look seems to be worn as she just casually runs errands or goes to lunch. Generally, women whip out their side boob game for a photoshoot or a big red carpet event, but not Kim K. Side boob is just and everyday thing for her. Well, when you have a glam team for every single day, I guess it makes sense to pull out all the stops on a Monday.
9 Katy Perry
Katy Perry is one of the biggest names in music. After her hit single, “I Kissed a Girl”, in 2008, she quickly rose to fame and has even performed a Super Bowl Halftime Show. That’s kind of a pretty big deal. While the star isn’t afraid to flaunt some colorful hair and dramatic makeup, she opted for a more natural look and just let that ol’ side boob do the talking. I mean, it’s really no surprise that she looks this good in just fishnet stockings. It’s a pretty well known fact that Katy Perry is a hottie.
8 Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike may be most well known for playing Amy, the scorned wife obsessed with making her husband pay for his infidelities in Gone Girl. The film did well in the box office and even scored Pike an Oscar nomination for her portrayal. Pike may not be the first person one thinks of when it comes to some sexy side boob but man, that's a mistake. Sure, Pike is 37 years old and the mother of two children, but that doesn’t stop her from looking hot and sneaking some side boob into the mix. She’s the perfect example as to why side boob is not just a young girl’s game.
7 Mandy Moore
Good girl Mandy Moore is probably one of the more surprising additions to this list, but side boob she does have. This photo of her is from the premiere of Saved, which was way back in 2004. She went on to star in many more films and television shows but really only showed off her amazing body at the premiere of Saved. Mandy Moore generally dresses pretty conservatively so you likely won’t see her pulling out the side boob any time soon but, hey, it’s good to know you have assets even if you don’t always use them, right?
6 Blake Lively
Blake Lively usually serves up skin in the more tradition form of frontal cleavage but in this otherwise fairly conservative dress, Blake lets just a bit of her glorious side boob show. It is kind of unfair that Blake has such amazing side boob on top of her legs that go on forever, hair that dreams are made of and smile that lights up any photograph. I guess it’s no surprise that a woman with all that going for her physically would land a fox like Ryan Reynolds. The only thing we can really ask is that Blake steps up her side boob skills and show it off a bit more. I mean, if I looked like her, I’d probably never wear shirts. Ever.
5 Jennifer Lopez
There’s a reason Jenny from the Block has been Hollywood royalty for so long. Is she talented? Sure. Yeah, she can sing, dance, act and, more or less, do it all. The triple threat is also amazing for another reason – look her at body! Not many people could pull off a dress with so much skin peeking out but J Lo wore the dress and pulled it off. While this photo looks like it was taken some time ago, it also must be mentioned that J Lo looks like she hasn't aged a day in the past twenty years. What are her secrets?
4 Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is only 25 years old but she seems to have a good grasp on many things, including the magic of the side boob. She’s best known for all of her film roles, you know in commercially successful franchises, like X-Men and The Hunger Games, and in critically acclaimed hits, like Silver Linings Playbook and most recently Joy. She is America’s Sweetheart, who admits to eating fast food and watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians. What is there not to like about Jennifer Lawrence? I mean, she’s pretty lovable and embraces the power of the side boob.
3 Angelina Jolie
Is Angelina Jolie the mother of the side boob? Possibly. She was showing off her amazing body in this subtle, sexy manner way before any of the young upstarts on this list. Sure, Jolie has other things going for her – you know, an Academy Award, two SAG awards, three Golden Globes. Besides being a critically and commercially successful actress, she’s also transitioned to directing films and focusing on her humanitarian work. The woman who can seemingly do it all also has a beautiful family with Brad Pitt. The fact that she has all of this going on and glorious side boob is just unfair.
2 Chrissy Teigen
Holy Chrissy Teigen! Good lord. I think everyone can agree that John Legend is one lucky man for being married to this 30-year-old hottie. She’s not just a hottie but is also the co-host of Spike’s hit show Lip Sync Battle, on the talk show FABLife, the author of the cookbook Cravings and all-round hilarious personality on social media. Oh, and on top of all of this, she rocks some amazing side boob. Like, for real, we should all give it up to Teigen and her amazing side boob game. Of course, we have seen her with much, much less on (thank you, Sports Illustrated) but sometimes, a sexy sneak peek of side boob is just what the doctor ordered.
1 Kate Upton
Kate Upton is topping this list because she has some of the best breasts in Hollywood. I mean, her body is just ridiculous. There are very few people in the world who can wear a bikini, do the Cat Daddy and generate over 26 million views on a YouTube video. The 23-year-old (yes, she’s only 23) has appeared in several magazine spreads, including the above from Sports Illustrated, in which her breast is spilling out the side of her bikini. No complaints here. I mean, if I were Kate Upton, I’d probably never wear any clothes.