Friday, January 15, 2010

A Weighty Issue

For the past couple of years the fashion industry has been attempting to address the issue of unrealistically thin models showing designer clothing.

Most of the runway models are extremely tall and extremely thin.

Size 2 has become a sample size for all those wonderful runway shows.

Of course that completely ignores the fact that the average American woman wears a size 14.

You can imagine my shock when I read an article in the New York Times today about a Plus Size model who wears a size 12 and about the people who hire her who are shocked that she is not fat.

Where have these people been?

Even at my most emaciated I could never even think about wearing a size 12... 39" hips just won't fit into a 12.

Don't you think its weird that a normal size equates to plus sizes?

Rant over.

Thank you very much.


Andee said...

I agree one hundred percent! It is insane and doesn't promote healthy thinking at all!

heather fish said...

Oh, I agree... while a size 12 is not anorexic... since when is that "plus size" ?! Yeesh! We do have a problem w/ obesity in our country & I hate to see how common truly very fat little kids are now but also... come on let's be realistic!