So THIS Is What Guys Think Of Your Curves In That Dress

kim kardashian

"Please, double check with a friend who's not afraid to hurt your feelings."

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following:

We know that men love boobs, but is there such a thing as too much cleavage? At what point - if any - does it become tacky to guys? Is it all about the situation and context?

Straight Married Guy (Matt):

Yes, I guess there's such a thing as too much cleavage. If I took a date to a wedding and she rolled up with 3/4 of her boobs out, I'd be a little embarrassed (and, okay - it'd probably turn me on at the same time).

You see, my inner ape is endlessly fascinated with boobs, and seeing cleavage is always appreciated. But sometimes it's inappropriate or tacky. I think all guys are a little schizophrenic about this. It's like, man, that is a ridiculously cheesy outfit… but I wish I could see the rest of those boobs.

Straight Single Guy (Colin):

I fall in love all over again with cleavage each day, but I guess when you really get down to it, there are a few specific contexts when it's time to cover up. The scenarios are hard to distinguish.

If you're meeting my family, it's a no-go on breast exposure, whereas if you're meeting my co-workers, it's totally okay. If we're going to dinner, take them out, but if it's Sunday brunch you might want to keep them concealed.

If you're a woman with real class, you'll always find a way to pull it off. But please, double check with a friend who's not afraid to hurt your feelings before you try something like J-Lo's 2000 Grammy dress.

Gay Committed Guy (Terence):

There's no such thing as having too much cleavage. Showing too much cleavage, however, can be a situational no-no. As the bible says, there's a time for everything that is done on earth.

Let's look at it this way (my way): Billowing cleavage in the grocery store at 10am and I crack a wry smile. Billowing cleavage in a dance club at midnight and I break into a shit-eating grin.

It's the same as a guy with his shirt unbuttoned down to just above his navel. There's a time for everything. The bigger question is, who can pull it off well? That's a matter of personal taste, but I bet we all can pretty much agree on whose cleavage/chest needs some covering up when we see it.

This article was originally published at Em & Lo. Reprinted with permission from the author.


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