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How armpit hair became THE trend for summer 2015

Seriously. Razors are out.

GALS, PUT DOWN the razors. The fashion world has spoken. Armpit hair is the hottest trend for summer 2015.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at these recent headlines from news outlets like New York Magazine, TODAY and Mashable:

pit hair Source: NYmag.com

armpit hair Source: Today.com

mashable Source: Mashable

But wait, we hear you cry, haven’t women always been ridiculed for forgetting to shave? We didn’t imagine those headlines about ‘wardrobe malfunctions’ and the like, did we?

No, you didn’t. We all remember the absolute controversy when Julia Roberts stepped out (quite proudly) with pit hair at the Notting Hill premiere in 1999.

Pit hair has been common amongst us normal women for a while now, but celebrities have made it a bona fide trend. Of course.

Here’s a quick timeline of events.

March 2014: Madonna caused a ruckus with this Instagram post of her showing off some pit hair.

madonnaarmpit Source: Instagram/@madonna

The Mirror in the UK sounded quite bemused by the whole incident, saying:

[Madonna] is not the only celebrity to show off her very own tuft of fluff for the world to see – the difference being, she actually intended for people to see it.

Imagine. All is quiet on the pit hair front for some time, until…

March 2015: The Only Way Is Essex’s Billi Mucklow is snapped by her footballer boyfriend Andy Carroll admiring her own pit hair. Go girl.

March 2015: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter Scout ‘flaunts’ some pit hair by the pool.

She also sported pit hair at an art show, leading the Daily Mail to comment on the “dark collection of fuzz poking out” of her dress.

April 2015: Miley Cyrus shows off pit hair that is not only long, but pink.

#PANK #dirtyhippie Source: mileycyrus

The Daily Mail seemed confused by her “somewhat bushy underarm region”.

May 2015: Girls creator Lena Dunham reveals that “grow armpit hair” is on her summer to-do list.

urgent action items Source: lenadunham

June 2015: Dunham’s co-star Jemima Kirke showed up at a fancy fashion event with a ballgown, pit hair, and supremely “DILLIGAF?” expression.

2015 CFDA Fashion Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals Source: Associated Press

Though the tabloids had a field day, the shock was somewhat dialled down this time, and Jemima had the perfect response to any criticism:

So ladies, the pit hair revolution is here. Would you dare ditch the razor?

Poll Results:

No, I'd be mortified. (1034)
Maybe, but I wouldn't want it too long. (231)
Yes. EFFORT of shaving. (191)

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