The True Boob — an investigation into the chest of Katy Perry
Let’s talk about Katy Perry’s boobs. For an entertainer selling sex, versatile boobs are a powerful tool. And I don’t mean huge boobs…versatile boobs. That’s because within a certain size, a whole world of boob possibilities opens up to you. When you’re in the Goldilocks Zone of bustlines, you unlock access to a wide range of boob styles, and you’re easily able to accomplish very different looks on a whim.
You can dress them up and be a sexpot…
You can dress them up and be a sexpot…
…or go down and demure. You’ll never have to deal with the Dolly Parton/enhanced pornstar problem of having a comically large chest no matter what the context. And there’s the advantage of being able to dance around on stage without tipping over.
Katy Perry’s boobs are the perfect size for her to convincingly portray them in a variety of ways, and she’s gotten a lot of mileage out of that. But what do they really look like?
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Simple, at least by Katy’s standards. And even though they’re not completely untethered behind thin fabric or bouncing around unrestrained, they also aren’t so postured and obnoxious as they so often are with her. There’s ease and elegance to this kind of honesty, even if it doesn’t measure up to some of the busty bombshell fantasies people might have of her.
here’s a difference between hoisting a breast up into a bra, and simply plumping it. Here they’re manipulated, but you’re still able to see almost the full dimension of the boob. They’ve been pushed out against her chest for some enhancement, but the dress still provides good information, and it’s better than you usually get with most Katy-esque outfits.
Even this infamous dress, which I would still count as her natural look, has some hoisting going on. But it was still a surprisingly naked look at her bust after years of her fudging the numbers.
This is pretty much just a normal pushup bra, but it’s a staple of her wardrobe. If you’re used to looking at her like this, you might think that she was a full cup larger.
…but you guys know better than that. There’s actually some sort of shaping and support going on under the hood, either through a built in bra, or the rigid structure of the dresses themselves. You can see that here, at the bottom edges of the cups.
The Faux See Thru
The faux see thru effect is less inspired and ranges from sexy to sad.
It’s one thing if there’s something actually going on underneath the sheer fabric — and major props to you for having the courage — but most of the time people are just wearing flesh colored body suits. You’ll can see this throughout the year on almost any red carpet.
But this is the best fake I’ve ever seen. Not only is it flawlessly edited, but the boobs are, for once, completely spot on for what they’d probably look like. It’s amazing that this editor found a doppelganger photographed at just the right angle for this to work. It’s probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing Katy’s boobs. I can’t stress enough how close this probably is.
As Katy’s grown older, she’s transitioned away from some of the more interesting boob stuff. The Roar aesthetic is about as sterile as you can get while still being considered sexy, and things have felt a lot more calm and calculated with her lately. Actually, let’s touch on Roar for a second. Some interesting things happened here.
This is from the behind the scenes of the Roar music video. And it’s a fantasy I almost wished I could’ve believed the first time I saw it. But I knew there must have been some serious padding going on here