It's very subtle, but it's there. Madonna was spotted shooting a new ad for Dolce and Gabanna recently and there's an unmistakable air of Mae West about her.
It's obviously not in the waist or hips, since she's looking whippet thin. But do you get my drift? It's the matronly, squashed up, heaving bosom that reaches almost to her chin. You know the look – a vast expanse of plump mammaries, suggesting that if they weren’t encased like home-made sausages, they'd be half way down to her knees.
Liz Taylor is another devotee of this look ...
as is Geena Davis.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not sitting here with young, pert, sky high boobies, but I also know I’m not going to resort to taping them together, or mashing them up inside a too-tight dress, to create the illusion that they’re what they once were. It's one more thing that goes into the category of "Please someone, shoot me if I ever start doing it."
And the million dollar question is - Is anyone fooled? Do we really think they still have young, plump boobs?