I posted a question about curves and the body they love best on women. Curves are very attractive apparently, and guys like a little something to squish on their girl instead of bone. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone:P
So OK the media adores skinny women, I get it:P but I don't c that many with curves either, like its just.. straight down. don't guys like curves? why doesn't the fashion industry show off more curvy figures? by curvy I mean with curves lol, not plus sized or whatever.
like I c these videos where models talk about how they got rejected because they were 'too fat' even though they looked quite underweight to the eye.
women with curvy figures make up a large part of the female population. also, not all of us look like the models and mannequins in shops. I hope no one misunderstands me and says this is a stupid question because I have considered everything there is to it, I just find the fashion industry a little excluding sometimes.
1. I guess it's got to do with how men and even women perceive beauty or being sexy for one. There was a time when a woman who has more flesh with larger hips was considered sexy against a slim woman. Slim women used to envy women with curvier bodies and wider hips.
2. The early fashion industry used to have women with toned bodies but curvier not thin ( link but guess over a period of time (a) the designers decided that thinner women will suit the role better since it's easier to be stick thin than maintain a toned yet curvaceous body. (b) exactly what 'WeaponZero' has stated.
2.1. Debate that women now want to be stick thin which is why models are that way remains debatable. I'd rather infer that owing to the industry showing clothing lines with thin models all the while for convenience of making easier fits than around curvy women, it became a rage and women want to be that way now and men see it as attractive.
A friend of mine who works at a fashion design house basically told me it's a matter of function: When they design original prototypes and samples, it would be too difficult to take into account how much a woman's body shape can vary if she has curves. It is therefore easiest to design the original prototypes and samples (which are what models show off) around a figure that has no curves. It simplifies the design process.
Fashion models are chosen to appeal to women's idea of what they'd like to look like.
I would suggest they are in some ways an exaggeration of the opposite of what women wish they could change about their own bodies.
I will also suggest that the fashion world, rather then designing clothes that are flattering (which for most women might mean slimming), designs random sh*t then put it on waifs who will never look fat.
models can't have different bodies because it's not practical. they make clothes for skinny women because they hang better and they don't distract from the clothes with curves. and they all have to be the same size because they have to be easily replaced-if one can't come to the show,has a bruise,zits or something-they replace her easily and don't need new clothes. now,a lot of designers don't want to make clothes for bigger women because they don't like how they look on them-that's their choice. there are big models,there are clothes for bigger women-but it's not practical for it to be mainstream. big women have more variety in their shapes,a skinny girl won't be much different from another skinny girl. the problem is that women see those models as perfection,as something they should be-that's not true,nor is it desirable.
To men, curvy women range from Victoria's Secret models to Sofia Vergara. Curvy does not imply fuller figured, in which case, modeling with full figured women would limit their audience because its really only in the western world where obesity is such an issue and where people try to comfort themselves by calling themselves curvy
And most of the clothing modeled by thin women are meant exclusively for thin women because in the rest of the world, thin is the norm and certain clothes only look good on thin girls.
And if a woman has a pear shaped body or hourglass shaped body, then she's curvy. A lot of women are naturally ruler shaped and its great that they found an outlet that admires their body type for it cause a majority of women talk down about those body types.
I'll never understand why people place so much emphasis on the modeling industry. It's as though some women want a reason to justify their excess weight
Men aren't looking for a dress, so curves aren't really the #1 priority. It's for the women to examine the clothes they wear.
The fashion industry at least makes the clothes to your size so don't worry. At least YOU can wear the clothes UNLIKE me. I'm much to little.. 4'11" 85lbs and I wear a size 12 in kids usually. So be happy
i like clothes as much as the next girl but to me the fashion world was not created to cater for the normal people, their industry is rife with unrealistic expectations so it is kinda sad that women look to them as a benchmark. I mean that is is just a formula for failure.
It's because they are about the same size as the busts or mannequins that the clothing was designed on so the clothes maintain their desired look. Also there are social reasons for it that the link does a nice job explaining.