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Old 07-11-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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BS whoever you are. I didn't change the post....otherwise it would say it's been edited, wouldn't it? Especially in the minutes apart that our respective posts were.

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No, if you change it within a few minutes, the "Edited" footnote does not come up.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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I am a 68 year old male, and I know nothing about fashion. I don't care about it, and I am uninterested in learning about it. However, there is one thing I am curious to learn right now. (Although I don't frequent this forum, the thread title here caught my eye.) And that is, how can there be such a thing as a "plus size model"? I thought models were people who got photographed to promote stuff in advertising. Who would want to look at someone who is "plus sized" in a photograph? Yes, I am aware I am betraying an older mind-set; after all I am old. But I am still interested in the responses to my question. (And I will not be surprised if some of them are hostile).

In creating advertising you have to conceive a concept that relates to your consumer. That is really all it is.

And as you can see in other posts in this thread a plus size model is a little different than real life.
They are the skinny side of plus size or under (6(padded to look bigger)-14) just like non-plus clothing being showcased in 00-2/4s usually. In typical plus size modeling you are just suppose to look "farm fed" but not have a flabby body. When the rolls start breaking out its where you are heading into size 14+ more extreme territory with fetish modeling or specialty fashion. You will find more images in media that are not extreme.

Example of ideal body composition for a plus size:
http://www.stylesegment.com/wp-conte...-Thompson-.jpg

She is just bigger. Not flabby. I read that she was listed as a size 10.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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I am a 68 year old male, and I know nothing about fashion. I don't care about it, and I am uninterested in learning about it. However, there is one thing I am curious to learn right now. (Although I don't frequent this forum, the thread title here caught my eye.) And that is, how can there be such a thing as a "plus size model"? I thought models were people who got photographed to promote stuff in advertising. Who would want to look at someone who is "plus sized" in a photograph? Yes, I am aware I am betraying an older mind-set; after all I am old. But I am still interested in the responses to my question. (And I will not be surprised if some of them are hostile).
Hey...you're not betraying the "older mind-set at all'....can't imagine why you figure you'll get a hostile response to your very simple question......As for "who would want to look at plus sized models?...easy...plus sized gals of course...they like to look good too you know....and I absolutely believe that a lot of "not plus sized" people...(mostly men) also enjoy looking at their beauty.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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they have been airbushed and photoshopped to look good for a plus size....if only Plus size models really looked that tone and perfect
Well...I guess they can't win for losing then...can they...
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