Beauty is a complicated thing to understand. What one person thinks is a fault may be found by another to be a gorgeous attribute. Scientifically, the people that are generally found to be the most attractive are those with symmetrical faces and bodies, meaning that whatever the left side is doing, the right is doing, too. But when it comes to more realistic modern standards of beauty, things are a bit more detailed.
Men don't need to do a whole lot to be considered aesthetically attractive or unattractive. If you're fit, healthy, have a nice smile, and dress well, you're probably considered at least decently attractive -- even if your face isn't the most alluring thing ever. Maybe that's because women are more forgiving than men, or maybe it's because we live in a culture driven by men and what they want. That may explain why beauty standards for women are so skewed, meticulous, and downright impossible. You want women to be born looking like Barbie dolls, over six feet tall with a plump bosom, a round butt, and a minuscule waist? Sorry, campers; that's physically impossible -- anyone that looks like that is the product of plastic surgery.
Here's the thing: these modern standards of beauty are total crap. Women don't need to be tall to be sexy (example: Kim Kardashian, who's 5'2" without her heels on)! They don't need to be paper thin to be sexy (example: Christina Hendricks, whose curvy body was the only reason we kept tuning in to Mad Men)! And they don't need to have triple-D breasts to be sexy! You want examples? Glad you asked. Here are 20 flat-chested celebrities who are sexy to any man:
20 Iggy Azalea
Speaking of sexy musicians, let's talk about the lady that partnered with Ariana Grande on her hit song "Problem." Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper that has honestly totally reshaped the rap game. Whilst it's taken black women way too long to be accepted and lauded in the rap industry, it's taken white men and women even longer -- Iggy Azalea may indeed be one of the few popular white rappers out there. Her popular songs like "Team," "Fancy," and "Black Widow" have been radio hits for years, and she doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. As far as her looks go, she's most lauded for her stunning rear end that simply won't quit, though comparatively, she's got little in the front. But her scandalous outfits make up for any perceived shortcomings, and she never fails to impress whether she's performing to sold out crowds or just running to the gym.
19 Emma Watson
Emma. Is. Amazing. Even if you don't like the Harry Potter movies, she's amazing. Even if you don't support her work she's doing with the United Nations to inspire equality across genders and to support people of every sexual orientation, she's amazing. Even if you hate her performance as Belle in the new Beauty in the Beast movie, she's amazing. You can't deny she's a wonderful, intelligent, sexy, gorgeous young woman! What's best about Emma, perhaps, is that she looks so relatable -- like the girl next door that you always had a crush on but never quite realized why. We'll tell you why: because she's smart, she's genuine, she's fearless, she's confident, she's friendly, she's progressive, she's thoughtful, she's talented, and oh yeah, SHE'S DOWNRIGHT GORGEOUS. Any man would be lucky to end up with Emma, no matter how flat her chest may be. Why should that even matter? She's Emma Watson! You ought to be kissing her feet!
18 Kendall Jenner
Alright, perhaps Kendall Jenner isn't nearly the wonderful human being that Emma Watson is -- but no one can deny that she's sexy as hell. Let's be real: she's not at all a good actress -- but no one else in her family is either, so what did we expect? She's kind of boring to listen to, but perhaps that's also to be expected from an only decently educated 21-year-old. But to look at? Man oh man, we could stare at Kendall all day -- even when she's making a highly insensitive Pepsi ad that offends an entire political movement. We're kind of convinced that Kendall has not had to put much energy at all into being sexy. Maybe years of watching her big sisters obsess over their looks helped instill smart dieting techniques, or maybe she can just afford the best weight loss pills and trainers around that she doesn't have to exert much effort. But in any case, she's stunning -- and she doesn't need her sister's giant rack to beat her on the sexy scale.
17 Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde is another actress who got her start modeling. She actually still models to this day just about as much as she acts and is very selective about all of the jobs she takes. Why? Because she can be. Not only is Olivia a wonderfully talented actress whom you can see in some exceptional movies like Rush, In Time, and TRON: Legacy, but she's also absolutely gorgeous. She's changed her hair color a million times, and she looks sexy no matter what's on top of her head. She's gone into photo shoots both made-up to look like a queen and looking as bare as the morning sun, and she's stunning no matter how she's painted. She's worn ball gowns and lab coats and spandex and denim, and no matter what she puts on her body, she looks jaw-droppingly beautiful. And... she's got one of the flattest chests we've ever seen. AND IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER! Her career thrives, and the size of her chest has literally no relation to her success.
16 Cara Delevingne
Cara started her career out as a model, and a shockingly good one at that. Usually, the modeling industry tears apart women that don't have the perfect body and refuse to alter their bodies to get more work. Yet, Cara was one of the few to change the standards of beauty rather than let them change her. Cara was part of the movement saying, "bigger, thick eyebrows are sexy" -- something men rarely consider but women constantly fret over. She's also one of the models out there saying that a bigger bosom isn't necessarily a better one. She's done wonderfully modeling and has even started branching into acting, with big roles in Suicide Squad and Paper Towns. She's picking up speed fast in her career and proud of the body she has to work with. She's defied so many standards of beauty and has still proven to be one of the hottest ladies out there.
15 Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is no newbie to the film scene. She got her start back in the late 90s with her leading role on Dawson's Creek. Since then, she's been in some huge movies like Batman Begins, Thank You For Smoking, and The Giver, plus she's had a high-profile celebrity marriage (with Tom Cruise, remember?). Undeniably, Katie Holmes is hot. Sure, it doesn't hurt that she's really fit and has a long, slender body. It also doesn't hurt that she's got a killer, adorable smile that could melt even Batman's dark heart. But it also doesn't hurt that she's got small proportional breasts to match her tiny frame. Sometimes, bigger isn't better! If she had big breasts, she couldn't have possibly fit them into this adorable halter crop top -- and that would've been a damn shame, even if that denim on denim combo is a bit too much. (Don't blame her; it was the 90s when this was taken.)
14 Rachel Bilson
Though Rachel Bilson is not as famous as Katie Holmes, by all rights, she should be. Just like Katie, she's had her own shows (like The O.C. and Hart of Dixie), and she's been a lead in several blockbusting movies (including Jumper, Waiting for Forever, and The To Do List). She's one of those actresses whose names are totally recognizable, but she occasionally slips under the radar -- that is, until we get a peek at her. Rachel Bilson is absolutely gorgeous. Whether she's looking trendy and chic (as she does here) or playing coy and modest. And, important to note, she doesn't have that big of a chest! She uses her assets well by sometimes going bra-less and letting her small amounts of cleavage show in outfits like these -- though we prefer her breezy outfits that show off her slim frame. But truth be told, there's not a whole lot hidden beneath that hot magenta blazer.
13 Kate Hudson
Maybe you're not a Cara Delevigne fan -- fair. Sometimes, models-turned-actresses aren't that great to watch. And maybe you're not a big fan of Katie Holmes -- she abandoned the Batman franchise; we understand if you hold that against her. And maybe you don't really have a clue who Rachel Bilson is because you don't watch those kinds of TV shows -- fair. But everybody knows who Kate Hudson is, and we're sure you like at least one of her movies even if you don't want to admit it. From her chick flicks, like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bride Wars, to her more edgy and topical work like Almost Famous and Wish I Was Here, she's had a very prolific career and is a famous businesswoman, role model, and actress. Psst -- she didn't need big boobs to get all that done. She's a tough, sexy, smart woman -- and none of that had anything to do with her cup size!
12 Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller is a model, fashion designer, and actress -- as well as being Brad Pitt's new fling in the wake of his divorce with Angelina Jolie. She's been slowly and steadily becoming more and more famous over the past decade, starring in movies like Stardust, Burnt, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Foxcatcher. She's also already got four movies slated to release in 2018. Sienna is a damn busy woman. She also happens to have a rather small chest. Don't let photos like this with her in low-hanging tank tops and ruffled shirts fool you; Sienna Miller doesn't have any big bosom to speak of. But does that make her any less sexy? Hell no! Sienna is mega hot! Hot enough for Brad Pitt to chase after the moment his wife leaves him! Also, apparently nude pictures have leaked, and while we don't endorse supporting criminals that leak private information... we bet those pictures are going to be stellar.
11 Ariana Grande
It's kind of weird to talk about how sexy or unsexy Ariana Grande is since she still looks so young. The Nickelodeon star turned young sexy pop icon is still really young for us to be talking about her breast size, but she's legal, and she likes to sell herself as a sex icon, so... here we go!
Ariana is only 24 years old, but she's already crafted a multi-million-dollar career out of her pop music, including such hit songs as "Side to Side," "Into You," and "Problem." She plays with the sexy schoolgirl look a lot and occasionally sports bunny ears on her head as if she were aspiring to be a Playboy gal. And honestly, we think she could pull it off (if that's really something she wants to do), despite not having a huge rack to speak of. Her petite frame and adorable face are all the sex appeal she needs.
10 Cameron Diaz
Here's another way-famous actress that people don't realize is fairly flat-chested. Cameron Diaz has been a hit in the film and television industry for decades. She got her start back in 1994 with the hilariously popular Jim Carrey comedy, The Mask (that huge role? Yeah, that was her very first!). Ever since then, she's been leading up some of the biggest movies that have crossed through our theaters, like Gangs of New York, My Best Friend's Wedding, Being John Malkovich, Charlie's Angels, and Shrek. In almost every movie she's been in, she's the sexy love interest -- whether that love is just blooming, struggling, or crashing and burning. And guess what? No matter what decade she's been in or what movie she's auditioning for, her small boobs have never limited her sex appeal. Even in her most recent movies, as she's entered her forties and gone through divorces and remarriages, she's been sexy as ever without needing any plastic surgery.
9 FKA Twigs
We realize you're going to need a second to take in what you're looking at. Go ahead. This woman is absolutely stunning and gorgeous and really put herself out there with this photoshoot for the cover of V Magazine. So savor her hard work. She deserves the praise.
This British singer and producer is amazing. Her music is truly unique and really breaks through preconceived molds, bending genres and throwing together elements of EDM, R&B, and avant-garde styles. But we realize that you're probably not thinking too much about her music at the present moment now, are you? Don't get any big ideas -- this sexy lady is engaged to Robert Pattinson, and the two seem pretty happy in love. But we want to return to our original point here: FKA Twigs is 100%, undeniably sexy... and those breasts are small enough to fit in the palms of her tiny hands.
8 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is supposedly a nightmare to work with. The woman is apparently quite the diva. We know because her trainer, Hollywood casting directors, and even her ex-husband Chris Martin (the headliner of the band Coldplay) have said so! Gwyneth is apparently a pain in the butt -- but that doesn't mean that she isn't still fine as hell. Gwyneth was incredibly sexy in her younger years on the screen, but she's somehow aged wonderfully and looks just as sexy in the Iron Man movies as she did in her earlier movies Shakespeare in Love and Se7en. Despite being known as a sex icon, Gwyneth doesn't really have any curves to speak of. Most of her sex appeal comes from being incredibly skinny and having a very active lifestyle. It just goes to show that size doesn't really matter at all -- a healthy woman is a sexy woman (even if she is a big ol' diva).
7 Kate Moss
Models are (and have almost always been) known for being remarkably twiggy. While ads featuring models can entice buyers to a brand, no one looks at these models and thinks, "Oh, maybe my girlfriend will look as good as her in that dress." We may be starry-eyed, but no one thinks like that. Models are the best of us, the ideal pictures of what a human body can look like with enough care and attention paid to it. Kate Moss was one of the most famous models of the last twenty years, known for her remarkably skinny figure. For anyone that doesn't know, the skinnier a woman is, the less likely it is for her to have naturally large breasts or buttocks; that's just science and the way a woman's biology works. Well, Kate is proud enough of her body to not invest in any plastic surgery and keep her body naturally sexy, and we're genuinely thankful. She's a wonderful reminder that all bodies are created uniquely and beautifully.
6 Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been building her fame since she was in her teenage years. Do you realize that she was still a teenager when she was filming Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace? Isn't that wild?! No matter what kind of role she's playing, whether it's playful and cute like in No Strings Attached and Your Highness or something deadly serious like Jackie and The Other Boleyn Girl, Natalie has always been crazy sexy (besides being an insanely good actress). She's one of those women that seem to have absolutely no fat on them, and she appears like that's an effortless feat for her. She's completely relaxed in her body and sexuality, which is nothing but sexy to us. But when you zoom out and look at the big picture, her body is nothing like a doll's. She's sexy because she's confident, talented, gorgeous, smiling, and comfortable. She's sexy because she's happy with who she is.
First of all, we're pretty sure that if anyone said anything negative about Rihanna's body to her face, she would make them eat their words in an instant for daring to insult her. As she should. She is a damn QUEEN. She's talented and gorgeous and doesn't give a crap what you think, because she knows she's right. So when she thinks she's sexy, she knows it's true -- and by God, it is true. Rihanna is stunning. Her back side is voluptuous and amazing. Her attitude is biting while being simultaneously inviting. Her lips are just as big and full as her eyes. And even though her bosom isn't the biggest around, she sure knows how to dress it to keep our gaze drifting back. Rihanna is stunning, and anyone that would beg to differ can beg all they'd like because we know the truth: she's a stunning Goddess.
4 Keira Knightley
Remember when there was a hacker that found nude pictures of a bunch of celebrities online and leaked them all over? A lot of us were trying to be good and not support the illegal activities that were harassing these celebrities we so admire, but... it was kind of hard not to look, right? We were just so curious! In response, Keira Knightley fired back at the anonymous hackers by releasing her own unaltered nude pictures. Why? Because she wanted to prove to these losers that there was absolutely zero shame in a woman's naked body, whether they were fat or skinny or had big boobs or tiny ones or big booties or itty bitties. First of all, for releasing said nude pics: thank you. But second of all, her message was a powerful one, one that we can all admire because she's right! A woman's body is gorgeous, especially for its uniqueness and differences.
3 Maggie Q
Remember when Lucy Liu was the sexiest Asian woman in the American entertainment industry? While Lucy is still keeping it tight (though take note: she also had a fairly small chest), she's abdicated her role as the sexiest and Maggie Q has taken up the helm. The Hawaiian actress, who is part Vietnamese, part Polish, and part Irish, is 100% stunning. She's best known for her roles in the TV show Nikita, Divergent, Mission: Impossible III, and Live Free or Die Hard, and she's actually just as kickass as her roles would lead you to believe. She's highly trained in martial arts and usually performs all of her stunts on set as a point of pride and professionalism. All of that badassery is tied up in the fact that she's absolutely gorgeous and actually made a living as a model before making it as an actress despite being fairly flat-chested (which we're betting you almost forgot to notice because she's too sexy to care).
2 Zoe Saldana
Talk about successful actresses that don't need a big chest to thrive. Zoe Saldana has got to be on a list somewhere of wealthy actresses. Think about some of the blockbuster, big-name, high-earning titles she's been in: Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, Avatar, Nina, Colombiana, Takers, The Losers... Zoe is on fire! And she's already got eight more movies in the making that are slated to release in the next few years (including sequels to Avatar and The Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy series). Zoe is pretty inarguably sexy and successful, no matter her age (she's 39), relationship status (she's married), or how many kids she has (three. SHE'S HAD THREE KIDS). On top of being one of the busiest and most successful women around, she's kept a fit and natural body -- including a comparatively flat chest. But that's never mattered, because her talent and fitness have been invaluable to her career -- not her cup size.
1 Lupita Nyong'o
Finally, topping off our list of sexy flat-chested ladies is Lupita Nyong'o. Don't think you know who she is? Let us correct you because you're wrong. Lupita is one of the most brilliant young actresses of our time and everyone has seen (or really should see) her movies, including 12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Jungle Book. She's given some spine-tingling performances in her short career, and everyone eagerly awaits her future because we all know it's going to be brilliant and bright. But perhaps the best part about Lupita is that she's immensely humble, confident, and self-assured in that quiet way that has a regal air. She doesn't have flowing locks of hair but a militaristic buzz cut. She doesn't have chic style but dresses as a princess would for award ceremonies. And she doesn't have the standard heavy chest but rocks her reserved assets in stunning, comfortable, and sexy outfits. She is, without a doubt, stunning.