That’s it. The popular body style right now is for very slender women with skinny legs, narrow hips and a smaller waist. That body type doesn’t tend to have naturally large breasts due to low bodyfat and so must turn to breast implants to for an ample bust.
If the popular body style returned to a slightly more curvaceous figure (but not overweight), you’d see a lot more natural preky breasts.
I bet a lot of the women with naturally curvy figures now find themselves fighting obesity. That body type tends to gain weight easily.
Mmm, I guess it must have been difficult to parse what I said. What I said was that the imaged breasts were not that amazingly “perky” compared to current breastage, and that the imaged breasts were normal for 22 year olds without children.
Remember that there were far more photos in each model’s photo shoot that Playboy never printed, so there’s a selection effect there, too. However, Playboy had (and may still have) some of those photos in their website’s pay area. I can tell you that in the case of this particular Playmate most of the photos in different poses showed less perkiness than the centerfold.
So for most of the Playmates part of the look is the pose and the angle of the shot. But I can’t figure out exactly how that produces the result in this case. And trust me, I’ve thought long and ha-- I mean I’ve thought about it a lot.
Personally, I wouldn’t call her anywhere near zaftig. But interestingly, in the other photos of her I’ve seen, there isn’t a clear shot of her belly.
What a fascinating photo. I find her face really attractive, but her boobs are cumbersome and unappealing. It’s a turn-off for me. And the protrusion of them seems very unnatural and kind of creeps me out. It looks like she’s having a boob erection.
Long ago, well, actually in the very same 1960’s referred to in the opening post, a chum of mine was “scouted” for Playboy. She was a big-breasted girl and during the photo shoot she learned all about that tape. In the end, she was never a centrefold, which turned out to be a pretty good thing, I guess, since she married a very religious police officer and had 7 children.
Which is sometimes what happens to girls with big breasts.
First thing I noticed (and have noticed in many of those older Playboy pics) was the huge areolae. That’s something you just don’t see much any more.
[rant]Lord how I wish certain Usenet posters would stop flooding the NN newsgroups with her pics. Her massive puppies are the only thing she has going for her (which means she does nothing for me). She was never especially good-looking, even when she first started out.[/rant]
That’s definitely unnatural. I wonder if it’s tape, though, or if she’s using her non-visible hand to hold it up. That’s what it looks like is happening in the photo in the middle row, far left of Rick’s second link.
I wonder how this body style fell out of favor. Most men seem to prefer it to the hard bodied women of today with fake boobs.