I specifically remember this day on a family vacation in Florida, riding to the mall with my parents, my dad’s friends who I called “auntie and uncle” and their daughter, and I declared that when I turned 18 I was going to Cuba to have breast implants. I must have only been about 14 or 15 then.
Honestly though, that was my intention. This was before the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta big booty trend. Breast were in then. I had none, and well… still don’t! Compared to some.
Amazingly though, I’ve grown to love my flat chest more and more as the years went by and here’s why…
I can wear ANYTHING. I’m a fashion girl (but you knew that already) and having flat chest saves me from being restricted from certain gowns and tops because my breast won’t pop out. There isn’t much there to pop out!
I grew even more confidence in my flat chest when I saw Lupita Nyong’o, slayer of the red carpet fashion, wore this custom made light blue Prada gown at the 2014 Oscars. Not only did she work the red carpet, but she also won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie “12 Years A Slave”. Lupita’s dress had a very deep plunge. However despite that she looked like a beautiful chocolate princess or sparkling butterfly! She didn’t look distasteful at all because the low plunge was made for her flat chest.
This year I attended two of the Miss Bahamas Pageant events wearing two different Bahamian designers. Coincidentally, I ended up wearing 2 dresses with a deep plunge. Or maybe it wasn’t a coincident at all…
It was just a fact, that out of both designer’s collections, those two dresses looked best on me because I’m flat chested. In those two amazing dresses my flat chest were at it’s best!
I’m proud of my flat chest now, I love it! And although I have nothing against breast implants or plastic surgery, if I could write a letter to my 15 year old self, I would remind her that she’s beautiful the way she was born and no physical alteration could’ve created a better masterpiece.