Busty Clothing: Too “Sexy” for Facebook?

DD-Atelier posted the following today:

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Floor-length gown with barely-visible cleavage? Is she a witch?

Are you scandalized? I’m scandalized.

I mean, I take bathroom mirror selfies all the time, and it’s literally impossible for me to take a photo that doesn’t show my toilet. It’s not fair that she doesn’t have the same problem.

Still, I have to thank her for her efforts. She took this photo purely to show other women how well the dress fits. You can tell because she’s wearing normal-face, not ducklips-face.

This is, again, why I prefer  busty clothing companies — they don’t portray breasts as central to a woman’s personality or experience. They focus on a flattering fit — and if a woman chooses to look sexy in their clothes, that’s her decision.

Because nearly all DD-Atelier customers purchase their clothing online, fit is a constant concern, so the more feedback we have regarding individual items, the better-informed we are when placing an order. Obviously, they aren’t going to use a bunch of user-generated bathroom selfies on their landing pages, but providing some visibility on social media helps their customers and prospective customers make educated purchasing decisions.

Despite the intent and innocuous nature behind the photo, Facebook banned advertising because this velvet number is allegedly “too revealing.” You know, unlike the other ad campaigns that Facebook allows.

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I don’t even think the models here are posed provocatively by Victoria’s Secret standards — they just look like Photoshopped friends who really, really enjoy showcasing their respective thigh-gap to the male gaze.

But to allow this ad while claiming that a selfie in a floor-length dress doesn’t cover enough skin?

Are they saying Victoria’s Secret models aren’t sexy enough to be considered desirable in bikinis?

Are they saying DD-Atelier loyalists are so sexy that the mere thought of one going shoeless in her bathroom might shake the very foundations of the internet and the hegemony it serves?

I don’t know. And since this is a niche brand in a niche market, I’ll probably never know. If any of my, like, 4 readers knows, please post in the comments.

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