Are models too thin?

Sure, models are too thin. I think so at least……I have a daughter. I am raising her to be proud of her body the way it is and promoting exercise, and healthy eating habits. If you were to look at the naked bodies of most models on the catwalk you would see rib cages and bones. Is that healthy? Would you want your daughter to look like that? Plus-model magazine explored the issues of models and how things have changed in the last twenty years…

-Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.

- Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.

- Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.

- 50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.

Plus-Model magazine

I know, a heavy topic…but an important one…especially when you’re raising a daughter who shows strong signs of being a fashionista….soon enough she’ll be looking at fashion magazines…taking it all in and comparing herself to them.

(via Fashionista)

Keep smiling!

Julie

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