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Are you Obese?, and does it affect your interest in fashion.

  1. mandybeau profile image54
    mandybeauposted 8 years ago

    I have noticerd some really Huge clothes, New Zealanders seem to be getting bigger, and while I find fat GROSS GROSS GROSS I wonder at the people that, are being sent a message that fat is Cool, by the addition of plus size Models etc.,  I mean where is this fad going to end. A Dancer I was always aware of Body weight, and even I have made a small gain..... Junk food is the primary reason. I just feel that making bigger and bigger clothes is pushing peoples acceptance, that what is afterall an unhealthy weight is being seen as normal.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Personally, I don't find that having bigger clothes available makes me think my weight's "cool".  In fact, realising that the number on the label is so darn high makes me extremely conscious of it! 

      What I do hate is the tendency for some brands to "upsize" their sizing.  You know how it is, you try on a size 12 dress at Cue and it won't even go over your thighs, then you try a size 12 at Katies and it's like a tent - because Katies have realised most of their customers are middle-aged women who don't want to believe they're fat.  Now that is encouraging people to get complacent about their size.

      Same goes for making bigger seats on airlines and in restaurants.

  2. SweetiePie profile image81
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Genetically not everyone has a tiny body.  Even when I ran five miles a day I still wore bigger jeans and skirts than some people.  I love my body, and I may be larger, but I am fit and happy.  I used to hate shopping with friends who were stick figures because one chided me for having hips.  Interestingly, there is something called fat skinny, which means a person looks skinny, but is completely out of shape.  Healthy and athletic bodies can come in all shapes and sizes, and personally I think it is good there are plus sized models.  I feel sort of sick when I see someone who has starved themselves just to look a certain way.

  3. LondonGirl profile image84
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    I'm not obese myself, no.

    I don't reckon making people feel bad about the way they look helps them to shed the pounds, though.

  4. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Nope, cause you go shopping, can't find anything to fit, so hop across to Starbucks and have a coffee and a muffin to make you feel better.

  5. Princessa profile image84
    Princessaposted 8 years ago

    I used to get depressed about my figure and nothing fitting really nice.  It has taken years to come to terms with my shape, to realize that to be fashionable is not to copy what Kate Moss or Victoria Beckham are wearing.  To be fashionable is to be able to choose trendy clothes that suit and enhance your bodyshape.  I'll never wear a British size 8, I am not built that way, even at my slimmest when I fitted a size 8 it didn't look right.

    I am with SweetiePie in this one, the most important thing is to be healthy and happy with the way you look. No point in trying to copy skinny models, there are lovely fashions for all sizes and shapes and once you discover that you can look good and fashionable in your size (regardless of what that size is) then your interest in fashion will not be affeceted.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    I am not thin, let's put it that way.....
    The thing is that very large people have to wear clothes dont they???????
    Even if you are over a size 16 here where I live in Ireland, it is a nightmare to find clothes, England is better... If it were that simple just to lose weight even for the sake of clothes, people would just shed the llbs, but it really aint honest...

    I really try to lose weight, and it never really happens for me, temporarily sometimes but not forever I am afraid...

    I think it is really hard for people that dont have a lot of problems with putting weight on, to understand just how hard it is.    Hopefully being  able to buy very big clothes wont stop people from trying to better there body image...... even if it only for their health......

    My sister is extremely slim, and never puts on weight, she feels comfortable eating chocolate in front of people, where as you should hear the comments I get if I eat anything calorie laden in public.........  What a stigma.....

  7. Elynjo profile image55
    Elynjoposted 8 years ago

    No trouble finding clothes to fit me, but finding the style that I like is the difficult part. A bit picky here. About health, based from my family's medical history, I learned to stay fit and eat healthy early in life. My assumption is that it wasn't difficult for me because I had my whole family doing the same thing, I was highly motivated so to speak.

  8. icewave5 profile image54
    icewave5posted 8 years ago

    New Zealanders are usually bulky thats why they are bigger