That makes me sad that a size 12-14 is considered 'plus sized'
I'm getting tired of the push from the media that being skinny is wrong and
unhealthy. There are plenty of healthy and skinny people, probably more healthy
skinny people than healthy fat people.Skinny people are more
attractive and having attractive models will sell more clothes.I am
totally fine with this concept and think that the increase in large people in
our country is driving this push to vilify the attractive and the skinny.There is nothing wrong with thinking skinny is more attractive than fat
and there is nothing wrong with wanting to sell more clothes.
azgal: I am a size 8, but can't fit into my 90's size 10 skirt,
because the waist is too small. Unfortunately sizes have grown with people - I
guess to make us feel better.
@ Cris B: No one is claiming skinny is unhealthy or wrong - the claim is that
some modern models are too skinny. It is normal to see some bones - such as the
collar bone - but seeing ribs or having hip bones clearly visible is not
healthy. When women are starving themselves to be skinny enough to be a model,
or having surgery to increase their thigh gap because that is the only way to
get it to the size promoted by fashion models, that is a problem.@
ipr: Marilyn Monroe wore a size 12-14 - which in today's clothing sizes
would be about a 6. Your size 10 90's skirt would have (probably) been a
14 in the 70's and a 16 in the 50's. Your current size 8 would
probably have been a 12 in the 90's. The increase in the size
of sizes you mentioned, is not a new phenomenon.
Maudine,I am simply pointing out this nation is extremely unhealthy
and that the average person(women certainly included) would be more healthy if
they LOST weight and not gained more weight. So if people are
accusing skinny models of making people want to be skinnier(even too skinny) my
reply is...well....are there more unhealthy skinny people in the country or more
unhealthy overweight people?The average US woman could stand to lose
a few pounds. Men too. Yes, the truth hurts. I think the outcry is
more of a poor justification for why we are overweight people than it is out of
concern for the too skinny models
@ Chris B: (Nice use of two logins, by the way.) Size is a very poor indicator
of health and being too skinny is actually a greater health risk than being
slightly over weight. Anorexia and bulimia kill more women than obesity. If the point is to promote health, healthy models at a proper weight is
better than too skinny models - and that is what this store is doing.
@MaudineWhere are you getting your ideas? As a health care
professional, I can guarantee you that obesity is killing far more women than
anorexia and bulimia combined...by almost 100 to 1.
Who can remember Twiggy, She was thought to be skinny. I like to see muscle tone
over bones or blubber. To each their own, I guess.
I take exception to the fact that 12-14 is considered "plus-size". Why?
Because I fall in that range, and if you met me on the street, I'd be one
of the last people you'd consider to have a weight issue.
And that, Azgal, is why size 12-14 is now considered plus sized.