Should you shave your pits?

Cooler fashion contributor Dasha Love (above) isn’t quite sure what the fuss is about:

I think armpit hair is whatever, it’s actually weird how it is such a big deal if you think about it because boys have hair and it’s fine and also armpit hair does not make a girl look worse or better really overall. I mean if Miranda Kerr had armpit hair I’m sure everyone would still drool over her.

And still on topic this Hairy Legs Club tumblr has been getting people all excited of late.

But back to the original question, should you shave your pits? The easy and most obvious answer is only if you want to. Though I’d also say expect some backlash depending on where you live.

Sweeping generalisation alert but Europe’s always been more relaxed about that kind of thing. But back in Britain whether the suburbs or in fact anywhere other than east London would be as down with your down is less of a cert. And something tells me this trend, if it even is one, won’t be going the way of beards, craft beer and good coffee and lighting up the mainstream or appearing in a youthful brand ad campaign anytime soon.

Side point: Can you image any of the surf brands doing it for example? Gidget’s head would full on explode. It would be so cool and fully in fitting with the non-conformity credentials they love to trade on but it would never happen though.


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