But…Where Are All the Non-Hourglass Plus-Size Models?

But…Where Are All the Non-Hourglass Plus-Size Models?

Something occurred to me the other day.

Although the idea of body positivity has become very prevalent online and in social media, there is a certain standard that has been set within the curvy community. Many of the curvy models we see today are genuinely curvy (as in coke bottle curvy), but there are different shapes to plus-size fashion. But my question is where is it at? Where are those shapely women?

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Curvy Coke-Bottle Model

 Well, I think I have an inkling

The marketplace determines what is is they want, right? Well, the plus-size community felt underrepresented and pressured the fashion industry to make a change. In walks THE Ashley Graham, a sexy size 16 (also the average size of women in America).

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Queue Iskra Lawrence

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Now, are you catching my drift? It seems as though these women are the “socially acceptable” fat people that represent plus-size women, but here’s the honest truth: MOST plus-size women don’t look like this. To many of us, when plus-size became a fad, this wasn’t what we were expecting.

We expected rolls galore.

And I don’t mean from the bakery. As a curvy/plus-size woman (I, personally, can’t tell which I fall under), I appreciate seeing an imperfectly perfect person on the big screen and in pop culture. There aren’t enough women with, dare I say, “hog bodies” and less glamorized shapes in the media, and in my mind, I think “well what was the point in that?”

Here’s what the people really wanted:

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I can’t stress enough that seeing all that cellulite, fat, and stretch marks does good for women around the world, because it empowers us “P.H.A.T (Pretty, Hot, And Thick) chicks” to be who we are and give the world a big middle finger for telling us how much fat we should or shouldn’t have.

Do you see your body type popularized in the media? Tell us what you think about socially acceptable body types in the comments.

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2 Comments

  • Nollyrex William November 25, 2017 7:19 am

    You are actually right. Someone like me, that’s what I prefer

  • Michaelanet April 4, 2020 3:29 pm

    Hello to all
    In this enigmatical time, I love you all
    Esteem your one’s nearest and friends

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