The size cliché

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I avoided to write about the boom of plus size models in magazines, though Crystal Renn looks amazing, because of the non-existing styling in majority of them; As you can observe or not, I’m not in favor of nudity, if I want to see naked girls I buy Playboy not a Vogue or another fashion magazine.
Even though magazines some magazines embrace all types of bodies, not all fashion designer and retailers do. And the ones who do don’t really care about the proportions of the clothes. Particularly, I mean the length of skirts, dresses and pants especially the “shorts” type.
Now, I’m an average size 10, or 38, so I’m not skinny, I’m not overweight either, though I was last year. But I don’t like to show my legs, and wear very short items, I simply don’t like legs in general. So, when I want to buy a bigger size I do expect that the skirt, dress or whatever, to have a longer length. Why make bigger size items when they are too damn short? I think we should be able to pick out the length of the clothes as well as the size; yes, I know, some jean companies do this, tall & petite.
Sometimes the sizes don’t coordinate at all, I was at Zara the other day and I’ve wanted to buy a dress, L&M were big and S was small; I found another dress, only M and S produced, and M was short…
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want them to the floor but I don’t want shorts like panties either.
Maybe I’m old fashioned, maybe I’m superficial, I don’t know but this is my opinion; and they are missing a big market of buyers.
Also, I’ve noticed on a couple of blogs, girls not posting outfit photos because the blogosphere is full with skinny girls…You should not give a ****!

Every body is hot!

26 Comments

  1. May 31, 2010 / 11:09 am

    I agree with you-every body is hot!
    It's also true that in shops sizes dosn't sometimes fit at all and it's very difficult to find the right size.

    Nuheila

  2. May 31, 2010 / 11:30 am

    I don't know what's wrong with our society, but I see daily persons that don't like their body. I think it's normal to want to be healthy and look your best, but don't get obsessed about it.
    You are right…every body is hot, but I don't know how could we convince this type of person to like and embrace their body.
    I wait for the day when being different will be something to be proud of for everybody.

  3. May 31, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    Oh no, that's awful to hear that some bloggers are shying away from outfit posts because they're not skinny…that just makes me so sad. 🙁
    I cannot wait for this stupid 'skinny' phase to be done with! I'm so goddamn over it, and how crap it makes everybody feel!
    Romany
    xx
    p.s. that pic of Crystal is gorgeous, where is that from?

  4. May 31, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    i really like the model on this photo, she's just beautiful.
    oh and you have a lovely blog =)

  5. May 31, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    I agree… everybody is hot. I prefer to see real people dressing up and doing their thing rather than those skinny models in fashion magazines. xoxo

  6. May 31, 2010 / 3:05 pm

    i totally agree. i didn't know some girls were reluctant to posts ootd posts because they are not the typical magazine weight. feel comfortable in your body…and if people say something negative on the post just delete and forget about them.

    it would be nice if we had the option of both the size and the length for sure!

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

  7. May 31, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    ai perfecta dreptate
    nu toata lumea poate avea piciorele lui Blake Lively

    trebuie sa purtam ceea ce ni se potriveste!

  8. May 31, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    Este vorba practic de aceea idee de perfectiune pe care mass media a creat-o.Nu stiu daca din fericire sau nu eu sunt slaba.Mananc mult, dar am fost sportiva si poate ca tine si de gene.Nu am o problema cu persoanele "plinute", atat timp cat nu ajung la probleme de sanatate.Dar stiu ca toti au complexe, si industria modei nu pare sa vrea sa schimbe imaginea de skinny girl…

  9. May 31, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    Great words. Yeah ZARA – I totally agree… Weird sizing. And yup one of the main reasons I'll shy away from a full outfit post. Annoys me I'm like that!
    x

  10. May 31, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    very pretty lovely post its intereating

  11. May 31, 2010 / 8:35 pm

    I think there this all faux concern with plus sized models, because a) as you mention the styling is next to non existing, and b) quite frankly why are they focusing so much in plus sizes and making such a big deal out of it? Clearly just for the buzz and the press, because actual true change would come if they featured real sized girls, 10's like yourself and me, and other similar sizes instead of those skinny anorexic bag of bones

  12. May 31, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    i agree with you! and i don't like to show too much leg either, which is why i've jumped on the boyfriend-shorts trend this summer! love them!

  13. May 31, 2010 / 11:54 pm

    Body image is something I used to struggle with bc my sister used to be a model in NYC… For awhile I wanted to loose weight so I could obtain the same measurements as her…however, later I realized I just have to love myself, and no one is perfect! I am always overjoyed when I see plus sized girls in magazines…Crystal Renn has an amazing story. Hopefully she can change the industry!

  14. June 1, 2010 / 3:25 am

    "I think we should be able to pick out the length of the clothes as well as the size"

    I agree 100%! And I hate that girls out there don't feel comfortable posting pictures of themselves on their own blogs – it's ridiculous, and I'm sure they are all absolutely gorgeous and I wish they didn't feel as though they couldn't post whatever they want on their own blogs!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

  15. June 1, 2010 / 3:32 am

    great post. i agree with you.

  16. June 1, 2010 / 3:39 am

    I totally agree with you! Its like: my sister is 5'8 and when she buys a medium skirt, its as short as the small skirt I buy! Then, it's not a miniskirt anymore, it's MICROSKIRT. You're not oldfashioned sweetie, my sister entirely feels the same! Keep on posting about that kidn of "fashion issues"!

    http://www.blonde-rose.blogspot.com

  17. June 1, 2010 / 6:03 am

    Well said my dear. Different things work for different bodies, but everyone can glam it up.

  18. June 1, 2010 / 10:46 am

    haha, nice post darling, I agree! we're all hot in our way.
    kisses&take.care
    PS: La multi ani! de 1 iunie 😉

  19. June 1, 2010 / 10:54 am

    I agree, everyone should embrace their bodies – whether big or small!

  20. June 1, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    I love girls of all shapes and sizes. People should be treated with more respect than they are. It's a shame that some really beautiful people are condemned by society because they don't fit society's view of beauty.

  21. June 1, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    It seems that the "size issue" is something that's getting more and more attention everyday! I think it's great! Maybe the designers and retailers will start catering to people of shapes and sizes because of it 🙂

  22. June 1, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    fabulous post x

  23. June 1, 2010 / 2:54 pm

    I agree with you, the size is not really important !

  24. June 1, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    I'm about a size 10, but I'm also fairly tall (5'8"), so I get the too short hemline problem as well. A skirt that is supposed to hit just above the knee will hit me more like a mini skirt. It means I have to try absolutely everything on first.

  25. June 3, 2010 / 9:10 am

    Yes, I agree with you, you do have a good point here. But I think it will take long until we'll get our wish…