NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kickoff event at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
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September 15, 2016

Emily Ratajkowski continues to speak out about how there’s no such thing as an “ideal body,” and that double standards are all around us. In a new interview with Elle, Ratajkowski went off on boob size and bralessness.

Ratajkowski believes that whether or not someone wears a bra is up to them. She explains, “We associate boobs with trashiness because we don’t see it as something beautiful or we see them as something vulgar because it’s scary.” She used to be jealous of girls with smaller breasts because, “they could wear cool T-shirts or have this cute underboob and no one was ever offended,” but she has since learned to embrace her own size. She calls going braless “more chic and much more natural and a lot more sexy.”

Ratajkowski recently received flak on social media after she wore a plunging dress at a Harper’s Bazaar event at New York Fashion Week. The dress bared almost all, but she called it “very comfortable and simple.”

Tim Gunn, Project Runway co-host and mentor, called her dress “repugnant” and “vulgar.” Ratajkowski responded to Gunn’s comments via Twitter with tweets such as “Who controls women’s bodies in 2016?”

Read her full interview with Elle here.


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