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Friday, May 8, 2015

Clothing stores and mannequins

When I was out shopping the previous day I passed the store twilfit and I saw that in their adds they had normal sized women. I've seen the adds online before and I loved it but now when I saw them in the store it made me so happy!! I'm sure there is some type of photoshop used, but look at how beautiful the models look. So healthy and happy and gorgeous bodies!! Normal, healthy bodies.

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Also H&M has begun using normal sized mannequins which is awesome! However from what i understand these mannequins are supposed to be plus size... (?) so that sends out the wrong message as they are NOT plus size.... though i am not fully sure whether they are suposed to be normal or plus size mannequins. 

Of course these are just small steps, but it's the beginning towards change hopefully.  Also how some counties have banned too skinny models on the catwalk and such as well as more companies using "the normal" sized models!I think there should be a representation of all body types,  because there are natrally skinny people and they shouldn't be shamed just because they are skinny.


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  1. That makes me so happy as well!! It's pretty awesome to see all different bodies just like it is in real life. No body should be considered shameful, all bodies are beautiful and its so nice to see that message coming across in some cases at least :) Hopefully it's a start of a change, at least it's a step in the right direction :)

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    1. Yes, hoepfully it is a start to a change in fashion!

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  2. I can't say I feel the same. In the first and third picture posted I just cannot think how the 'normal' sized model has a beautiful body. Having a muffin top and flabby arms and huge thighs compared to the perfect blonde standing next to her? It's just not attractive. I'm not saying anorexicly thin to the point of where all your muscles are wasted and you're just skin and bone is beautiful either. But look at the blonde in the third picture who is 'skinny' standing next to the 'normal size' brunette... The blonde girl has a much more attractive body and she isn't so skinny that she's wasting away her muscles and looking gaunt and lifeless. She's perfect... ??

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    1. Usch, i hate these type of comments and thinking... of course everyone is allowed their opinion and this is your opinion. But its this type of thinking which leads people to feel bad about their own bodies... when i look at the pictures of the models i think, they all look beautiful. They are smiling, they have different body shapes and who CARES about a muffin top? What is so wrong with that? And flabby arms... no, she has perfect arms for her. Its this type of critisizing of other peoples bodies which i dislike. There is no such thing as a perfect body, everybody is different and is unique, but that doesnt make them any less worth or beautiful.

      Try to see the beauty in other things and in other people... and realise that having fat on your body isnt a bad thing, it doesnt make someone ugly. And what you say about other people says more about you than the person.

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  3. I think its great that there using different body shapes for there campaigns and promoting a healthy body image! different shapes and sizes are all equally beautiful.

    http://www.libertylifeandselfhelp.com/

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  4. I am so happy that this is happening <3 those women look so happy :))

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    1. YYes! ! And happy is prettiest!

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    2. YYes! ! And happy is prettiest!

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  5. It's about time! Finally we see people with REAL bodies instead of stick thin models. The best thing is they look HAPPY! :) Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  6. In response to the comment above that says the normal size woman in the middle is not beautiful, I think it's easy to get stuck in such thinking when it's the norm in society. You've been raised with the values of having to be a certain way to be loved and accepted and I think a lot of women feel through past experience that they can only be loved and accepted if they conform to that and if the world around you says being overweight is ugly then eventually you start believing that too. I mean, sure, we could feel like we're happy with ourselves at a plus size but how can you be happy if all that leads to is rejection and feeling like you're never good enough to be acknowledged? So I can understand why it's so easy to have such a mentality ingrained into your head. The real struggle is changing your mentality. Not everyone out there just sees a person as beautiful because they meet the standards of society's definition of beauty. Being happy with yourself radiates beauty.

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