Yesterday, I was reading my Sunday Age newspaper and in the Sunday Life magazine there was an article titled Shape Shifting, which was all about how curves are back in fashion – do you think this is true or not?
Will the Rachel Zoe skinny waif look ever go out of style? Every time that someone like Jessica Simpson puts on a couple of kilograms (about 4.4 pounds in imperial), she gets sledged by the media. But there has been lots of support for Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame, and in recent years I’ve noticed a few more ‘normal’ women on TV who are also framed as ‘sexy’ – such as Dr Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) on Grey’s Anatomy.
Why is it that if a formerly slim woman puts on weight such as Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria or Britany Spears they get lots of negative publicity, yet some women are allowed to be curvier, such as Kate Winslet and the other women named in this post?
Interestingly the article claimed that the return of the curve is to do with the GFC (Global Financial Crisis), Susie Orbach said “that lean times allow a lessinging of the stricutes with which women have so corseted their eating and their bodies … a permission to be less controlled.”
Do you think there is a return of curves (think Marilyn Monroe and those gorgeous women of her generation) for real? Will high street fashion retailers actually start making clothes for all the average women out there instead of stopping a few sizes too small?
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