Nipples are one of 2018s hottest trends at international fashion weeks taking place around the globe .
At London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week breasts could be seen behind sheer fabric, as designers chose to eschew bras for their shows.
Some nipples were barely noticeable behind otherwise conservative gowns, while others took centre stage.
Why are nipples such as popular feature at 2018’s fashion shows?
The trend could have been inspired by the Free the Nipple campaign, which has been growing in strength online over the past couple of years.
The campaign for equality for the sexes states: “Free the Nipple is a global campaign of change, focused on the equality, empowerment and freedom of all human beings.”
Many of the movement’s protests focus around the fact that bare women’s nipples are considered taboo, while men’s are not.
The movement gained momentum on Instagram when users discovered images depicting women’s nipples were removed, while those depicting men’s nipples were not.
Completely exposed breasts were seen on the at the Isa Arfen show during London Fashion Week February 2018 at Eccleston Place.
The model wore pink trousers, a mustard wool gilet and a large felt hat.
Also at London Fashion Week was the Uniform fashion show, were a model wore a shore off white top and had red penciled in eyebrows.
At Milan Fashion Week, which is currently taking place the Philosophy show saw a model wearing a high neck white ruffled collar dress with her chest peeking through.
Krizia saw a similar design, with nipple visible beneath sheer polo neck dresses.
At Alberta Ferretti another sheer high neck blouse was worn with black satin trousers and a sparking cowboy-style belt.
Paris Fashion Week will begin on 27 February and run on until 6 March. Will we see more nipples on the catwalk in France?
The BRITs 2018 wardrobe malfunctions also saw a lot of flesh on show, and not always on purpose.