For a long time only thin models were featured in magazines, but now we are seeing a growing trend of more voluptuous figures appearing in our beloved fashion glossies. While slim is still the majority, you have to give credit to magazines for varying it up – even VOGUE Australia featured their first plus sized model last year, Robyn Lawley.
So what is plus sized in the world of fashion? Anything from a size 10 and above could be considered curvy. Have a look at this image from Plus Model Magazine which represents the two different sizes, if you want to see the spread in it’s entirety you can do so here.
And then there is the catwalk, there have been a few plus sized fashion parades recently. This week’s discussion is about the plus sized model and whether you want her to be modeling clothes for you in magazines and on the catwalk. And if you saw a larger woman with lumps and bumps (like regular people) would the clothes lose their appeal? If we had overweight models would they be giving the wrong messages just as underweight models are?
Should plus sized models only model plus sized clothes?
What are we going to give away this week? One lucky winner will receive a Colour Me Happy Noodle Box from Rainbow Designs, it’s packed with lollies! Participate by commenting below. The winners will be contacted by email so make sure your address is current. Competition closes 7th February 2012 Midnight AEST. Australian residents only. Check back next Wednesday for a new weekly discussion.
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