Let me get right into it. Why is it that there are only 2 body types displayed in fashion? Thin and Plus size. As fantastic as it is that in recent years more plus size bloggers have been coming to prominence, and magazines have been dedicating sections, or pages to plus size models, why are we segregating these women? Why does one need to feel isolated, or like ‘the other’? Are you seriously telling me that 100% of women fall either on the tall-and-thin or tall-and-‘plus size’ ends. There is no spectrum? Why do plus size women need a section in a magazine? Why can’t we just have a mix of different women all throughout the magazine?
I understand that there is a standard in the fashion industry, and models have to be ‘Paris thin’. Whether I agree with that or not is a topic for another day. And while that’s the standard for runway shows it is not the case in real life. I know women who are short, tall, very thin, average, bigger, etc. All shapes and size. I’m sure you do too. So why is the industry so rigid? Read more