Are 50s pin ups back in style?
I’m a rather top heavy size 14 and anyone else with a similar frame to me will be loving this season’s appreciation of women with real curves.
With the Special K adverts promoting actual women rather than models, it seems that there’s never been a better time to be proud of your figure whatever shape it is.
There are plenty of styles out at the minute to flatter curvy shapes, or even create the illusion of curvature.
Panelled clothes like those designed by Victoria Beckham and those clever optical illusion dresses Kate Winslet and Kim Kardashian keep being spotted in really are great at accentuating curves and creating flattering shapes.
And it seems that people are getting fed up with media images showcasing size zero ladies on the catwalk and in magazines as well.
Vogue recently made a landmark decision to ditch underweight models, instead preferring not to glamourise figures which are noticeably tiny and potentially unhealthy.
A new poll from Debenhams has shown that Marilyn Monroe has been voted Brits’ cleavage queen, followed by Holly Willoughby, Liz Hurley, Kelly Brook, Sofia Loren and Scarlett Johansson.
Many of these ladies wouldn’t look out of place as 50s pin-ups, showing that breasts should be viewed positively, rather than as an encumbrance.
It’s taken me a lot of years to appreciate my boobs, as silly as that sounds, but now that I’ve finally got the hang of dressing to suit them I’ve learnt to love them.
Voluptuous women may be back en vogue at the minute, but the fashion industry still has a long way to go before it evenly represents these figures in the media.
In my opinion just because a woman has curves doesn’t mean that she’s necessarily plus-sized or overweight, and it’s great that a wider range of body shapes are creeping their way into fashion.
Do you think there should be more curvaceous ladies in the media?
Posted by Mandy Jones