posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 03:53 AM
reply to post by dreamingawake
Here is something to add in here. Being very thin started in the 60's I believe like the others, with Twiggy and the like. Its when film started
being much more popular. Thin women photograph better.. its a fact
Im married, have been forever, and dont need the attention from the males.. end of story. Im giving measurements to show that real life and film are
2 different worlds.
Im 5'4" and fluctuate between 120 and 130 lbs. I just got measured for a salwar Kameez.. so I know my current measurements are 39-30-38. Ive had 3
children and Im in my 40's. #1 it shoots down the one posters claim about having children.. but more interesting is that I have not changed my
shape much since high school and while in college my friends and I went to make extra money modeling for ads and etc. They were skinny and tall.. Im
curvy and short... the husband says I have the body of a glass Coke bottle. LOL. In the 30's - 50's Id have landed the job because of the curves..
big boobs and butt.. and small waist by proportion. In the 1980's? They got the jobs... and I got a fetish photography offer
In person I got and
get plenty of attention.. but on film even with my proportions.. I dont look the same.. Iook odd due to my height and what film reflects it as. Add to
that Im darker skinned and black haired. Even more not the ideal for what the public is told is attractive. In order to fit this mold for fashion and
film, you have to be tall, skinny, few curves, and more of a plain canvass for them to work some artistic voodoo on you. Women who dominate fashion
and film are not typical every day women and more like props as they absolutely dont resemble in person what you see on film. People are being fed a
false image and told this is the ideal for women.. and its absolutely not an attainable goal for anywhere approaching the majority of women.. because
its NOT real.
A woman like me with a curvy body can barely find clothing that fits correctly. Most clothes are made for a straight or less curvy figure. Most of the
jeans seem as if they are made for preteen boys with no difference in the waist and hip measurements. Clothing reflects what is desired I think..
stick thin and no curves. This strange ideal the industry has convinced everyone of. I cant imagine what heavier women do that have a waist of any
kind.. the clothing is not there to fit them. Trying to find a bra that fits a 38 or 40 large c small d is nearly impossible if I dont want to spend
60 bucks a bra from a decent shop. Things arent made for normal/average sized women. I have NO idea who the fashion industry is targeting... other
than women they have driven crazy to become 5'11" and 110 lbs. with no breasts at all or ones that require any support!
I believe that your body type is controlled by genetics.. and you can over-eat or starve, but in essence others will always be able to see if its
actually you or youre an eater or dieting obsessed. I have done absolutely nothing to aid in my body shape other than not be a gluttonous slob or
weight obsessed work out fiend. I believe that men prefer something that is not this odd ideal of women that is being pimped by the fashion and
entertainment industry and prefer something "natural" or "real" within the fat to skinny yardstick. To me these women in the fashion industry and
even most actresses look unnatural, unhealthy, and masculine. I dont know of any men that dont want at least some curve on an adult woman... I guess
unless they were into the terribly young ones which is another subject in itself. One of the threads here on ATS was shocking due to the number of
men who claimed they'd "hit that" concerning a barely legal woman who appeared to be 10 or 12 yrs old, flat as a board and no waist whatsoever. She
was by all visual cues.. a child.
Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Ive seen "overweight" women who were absolutely stunning and underweight women that were simply
painful to even look at. Ive seen overweight women who were enough to turn my stomach and under weight women who were real beauties. Much of it has to
do with what your body is naturally and the way you project yourself to others in real life. I think others can tell if you are unnatural.. as in you
are an over-eater or weight obsessed.. and this reflects badly. Sloppy fat reflects a person who cares little for themselves and anorexically thin
reflects a person with some serious issues. If a person is confident and themselves of almost any weight they are in demand by the opposite sex....
fat or thin or somewhere in the middle.
Thats my .02 anyway