I’ve got a bone to pick with the fashion industry. A major one.
Why on EARTH are plus-size models typically a size 6-8, when plus-size clothes are around size 12?
I know this topic has been around for awhile, but a few things have brought it to mind lately:
– My mom and I realizing that we have a strange life parallel – she was infuriated when Twiggy got popular, because girls her age no longer wanted the curvy, Marilyn-esque body, and I’m enraged every time I see Kate Moss, because she made being stick-thin cool again after 80s and 90s models embraced athletic, healthy bodies. Also, Moss is famous for once declaring, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Oh, okay.
– My roommate, Kristyn, seeing on Facebook that someone didn’t realize that plus-size models aren’t actually plus-size.
– The amount of thinspo posts on Pinterest and Tumblr, rather than posts encouraging total body-love.
– And, finally, the newly popular Aussie plus-size model Robyn Lawley, who was criticized for not having a stupid, ridiculous, nearly unachievable thigh-gap.
Stop. Stop. STOP!
Alright, I’m gonna stop typing now. Instead, for your viewing pleasure – and disgust – photos of plus-size models, and photos of actual plus-size girls. Both are so beautiful, so why not have size 12+ models for plus-size fashion, and size 0-10 for regular? Or, even better, how about we get rid of the term “plus-size” and have models of all sizes in every fashion show, shoot, and ad campaign?
Size 12+ (Real plus-size):