Areolage is the exposure of areola, either by flashing it intermittently, or placing part of it into continuous view (JD89I0). It is an exposure advanced from cleavage but not yet breastage. As an exposure areolage is often coupled with nippage (RV7976), the full exposure of the nipple, but it is often skillfully deployed as an exposure in its own right (CI8908).
Fashion lines help to bound areolage. Areolage occurs as the result of decolletage neckline, oversize armholes, or a too-high cutoff line.
The exposure code for areolage is T, unless the nipple is also exposed in which case the exposure would be B, for the whole breast.
Areolage in Practice
Areolage lies in the purview of the skilled bikiniite, and its deployment, especially on Bikini Beach, requires careful costuming and movement. Perhaps its most idiomatic manifestation is with underwire bras that tightly fit the breast and only barely contain nipple, so that the top part of the areola can get a suntan (SE9188). Other variations involve see-through, halters, vests, bandeaux (FL8608), spiders (JE8910A) especially when they are permitted to slide downward (CB9111), crochet Rosebra spiderwebs (JD89LA, JE9024B, JD89LD), and open-top halters (JE9010), and pasties and other soutien-gorge which involve concentric designs (JD89P0, JE9025).
Areolage, like many other exposures, is also often a transient phenomena that results from intermittent decolletage, rapidly moving armholes, bras that fit the body loosely, stretching up in croptops, leanovers, and all manner of strapoff inducements. It sometimes results from untied halter straps (G8866) or even solid shell halters that slide a little too much (JD89FB). It may also be a product of line-of-sight phenomena in which an object held between the subject and viewer controls the exposure (EC0732F).