We only like young, thin people – even when we are old and not so thin!
|Full size – Not plus size!|
Now the not so scientific bit – anecdotal evidence (AKA my independent research of sewing blogs) has shown that those bloggers, who shall rename nameless, who are thin (size 4-10 both Uk & US), who are young (20-35) demonstrably have more followers than the more traditional, and much more common sewers – who are a more standard size 14-18 and over 35.
Wait… I’m not getting a dig in at young, thin sewers by the way, I’m merely using you as an example. It’s more a social comment on the acceptability of older, rounder women as fashion icons or role models for younger girls.
The editor, Lebart, said “Today’s models weigh around 23% less than normal women.” The move was a response to complaints by readers who said they had no connection with the women depicted in fashion.