11/06/2017

Stop skinny shaming

Victoria Beckham is one of the most famous women in the world- she's a fashion designer, singer, model and business woman. She's recently released her make-up collection in collaboration with Estée Lauder. 

VB's clothing collection is feminine and classy at luxury prices. Although I'm a big fan of VB, I don't exactly like everything she's released- some of the clothing isn't to my taste. What I've noticed is a lot of women constantly bashing VB's models- criticising their weight, commenting that the models look 'miserable'. I mean, how on earth do you know they are miserable? It's skinny bashing and it has to stop. I suspect a majority of these women commenting negatively are the ones with self esteem issues, they are not happy with their own 'overweight' bodies so they find comfort in shaming women who are slim and healthy. 

Cruel comments been made about VB's models

Personally I don't care what size you are- I don't judge, but this misconception that models who are skinny must be miserable has to stop


  The fact is, models are slim because they represent good health, youth and beauty. I would be more likely to buy a piece of clothing if I saw it on a slim model rather then an overweight model. 

It's not harsh, it's just reality. 

World class designers such as VB, Gucci, Michael Kors, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney etc all use slim young women to promote their clothing- I don't think they would ever select an overweight model- why would they? They want to encourage young women to look their best- to look sexy. What message would they be giving out if all of a sudden they started using overweight women to introduce their brand. It's not cool. They want to make money, not lose it. 

Ideal measurements for models 
Bust size: 32'-34'
Dress size: 4-6 UK
Height: 5'8-6'
Weight: 110 lbs- 115lbs

Stop skinny shaming, start embracing 'slim'.