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Bottomless Is The New Topless [NSFW]

It’s the latest craze in fashion photography.

1. Fashion photography used to be all about toplessness.

A hot lady, no shirt, maybe some pants or bikini bottoms — this has been the essence of sex appeal for ages.

2. Now fashion photography is all about bottomlessness.

3. Flip through some fashion mags on newsstands, and it won’t be long before you come along a crazy-looking model wearing bunny ears, a blazer — and no bottoms.

4. The trend arguably began with Gisele.

She modeled a backpack without wearing pants in the April 2011 issue of Vogue Paris.

5. “Love” magazine ran an artsy suggestion of bottomlessness in its spring ‘12 issue.

6. The pants-free look then made its way to the cover of “Harper’s Bazaar Brazil.”

The April issue.

7. But bottomlessness really reached new heights in the summer. Here’s Kate Upton taking a stab at it for “Contributor” magazine’s August ‘12 issue.

Back arched, this is what some might call a more overt bottomlessness. But she’s an innovator like that in the world of modeling.

8. A sporty bottomless look wound up in the August issue of “i-D.”

9. “Purple” magazine also experimented with the bare ass look in a recent issue.

10. In September, “Numero” gave us the sweater/chair bottomless look.

11. Miranda Kerr modeled this bizarre metallic vest without pants in October’s “Vogue Italia.”

12. “Numero” put bottomlessness on a STAIRCASE in the November issue.

13. Kate Moss went bottomless for the December ‘12 issue of “Vanity Fair.”

14. And of course, these are the kinds of photos of Rihanna that end up on Instagram regularly these days.

16. The look has gone so viral, it’s even spread to the men of Pinterest.

I’m told when a guy does this it’s called “shirt-cocking.” But bottomlessness is obviously a much less vulgar way to refer to it.

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