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"20 Years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman; today she weights 23% less."

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

Denis Bidot's gorgeous; no one is arguing she isn’t-but this image + the plus sized modeling industry represents just another unattainable body archetype. She has no stretch marks, no scars, no hair, no cellulite. She has an hourglass figure. She has a flat stomach. This are NOT attainable goals for 99% of us. This is acceptable plus size. This is just thick enough and not too big: the same bullshit beauty standards pasted on a person with more than one number in their size.

Mail Onlinefrom Mail Online

'Most runway models meet the BMI criteria for anorexia', claims plus-size magazine in powerful comment on body image in the fashion industry

Plus size = Plus SEXY

Plus Size Bodies, What Is Wrong With Them Anyway? Give me a woman that is a plus size and I'll cuddle up to her anyday

The Friskyfrom The Frisky

Facts About America’s Warped Body Ideals Are “Controversial” Somehow


Cosmopolitanfrom Cosmopolitan

8 Gorgeous Plus-Sized Models The Fashion Industry Is Ignoring

8 Gorgeous Plus-Sized Models The Fashion Industry Is Ignoring #curvies #denisebidot