A Celebration of Tall and Curvy Women by Laksala Mendis
Self-loving women making clothes for women – now that’s a good formula for a happy fashion life!— Laksala Mendis
Fortunately we live in times where there are curvier models and actresses on screen, but not nearly enough to be a fair representation of 21st century women. As clothes stores increase their stock to include clothes for the larger lady, progression in fashion is also bringing with it progression in thinking.
It’s fairly widely known that most heterosexual men prefer the curvy Rubenesque figure, a symbol of not only motherhood but also sexiness. In truth, those women seeking to be super-skinny are usually trying to fit into an image created by insecure women aiming to compete with each other.
Most heterosexual men prefer the curvy Rubenesque figure, a symbol of not only motherhood but also sexiness
Self-loving women making clothes for women – now that’s a good formula for a happy fashion life! Or men who love real women whatever the shape or weight. And let’s not forget there are misogynists out there who want to put women down and make them feel less worthy as a means of control. A real guy wouldn’t tell an already too thin and underweight model to lose more weight in order to fit into tiny outfits – they would adapt the clothing accordingly...
And so now we are seeing an extremely welcome flourish of both tall and curvy women, and either or. There are tall and curvy ladies in the film, music, and fashion industries, but they are not really given enough air-time. Is it still slightly a conspiracy to keep modern women down? Would it be so awful to see more and more curvy ladies in the media? No, because they look more like most women in Western society, and thus should be portrayed as the majority rather than the minority. This would make for a stronger female presence in these industries and really help women to love both their bodies and themselves.