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View Poll Results: Do you appreciate and want to see more plus size models
I'm a woman and I would like to see more plus size models 57 37.01%
I'm a woman and I would like to see fewer plus size models 7 4.55%
I'm a woman and I don't care one way or another 27 17.53%
I'm a man and I would like to see more plus size models 29 18.83%
I'm a man and I would like to see fewer plus size models 21 13.64%
I'm a man and I don't care one way or another 13 8.44%
Voters: 154. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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As long as they're not overweight. Mod cut.

Last edited by PJSaturn; 06-06-2014 at 03:38 PM.. Reason: Off topic.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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It would be nice if the models mirrored the spectrum for the intended market.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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I don't care to look at plus sized models but I have no problem with them as long as the focus is on the clothing and not trying to make some silly political statement like "Oh, look at us, we are plus sized models, we are beautiful too...oh...oh...oh....look at us..........we are beautiful at 300 lbs in our bikinis.........". Just like normal sized models the focus should be on the clothes not on the model.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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Saw this article the other day and it made me think of the standard of beauty that many people have, and whether or not they can think of plus size models as attractive, even if not to them personally.

Personally, I'm more into proportional women regardless of size, as long as it's not a health issue. I think its great that people of all sizes can feel that they are attractive to someone. Applies to both men and women.

'All bodies should be celebrated': Plus-size models star in swimsuit calendar - Style - TODAY.com
I think all comes down to how one carry themselves, no matter what their size might be..
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Plus size models are no larger than a size twelve. While some may look larger, they are not.

My niece is a size six and does some plus size modeling. Because she isn't skinny enough at a size six and 5'11, she can only get hand, foot, or plus size jobs. Mostly Lane Bryant.
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Wow. Size six??? Vanity sizing has gone totally crazy, or maybe media/society/etc. has, because size six used to be the holy grail of sizes.
My sister used to be a "perfect size seven" (the holy grail of sizes in the 60s). She was 5'2" and about 115 pounds. A few years ago my daughter, also 5'2", weighted the same and wore a size 2.

My mothers wedding dress, in 1942, was, I believe, a size 12 and when my daughter tried it on it fit very well.

1942 - size 12
1965 - size 7
2008 - size 2
all for women 5'2" and about 115 pounds.

Quite interesting.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Just got around to reading the article most of the ladies aren't models. They are actually regular ladies, mostly fashion bloggers. Mist plus sized models are proportioned a little differently (longer torsos and such).

I think it is really important to have a range of people and body types represented in the mass media, for a whole host of reasons.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Since a plus size model is a size 8 to size whatever, I would like to see more plus size models.

I am a size 8 and I want to see what an outfit online would look like on myself. Some things look great on a 00 model and look terrible on me. Some things look great on a size 8 and look terrible on a size 00.

Wouldn't it be great if short women could actually see what an outfit looks on a petite model too?

You could click on your body type, general size maybe 6-10, and general height ( short,average,tall)

Then the clothes on the page would be modeled by someone closer to your size.
Where is a size 8 considered "Plus Size"????? I haven't seen that.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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Wow. Size six??? Vanity sizing has gone totally crazy, or maybe media/society/etc. has, because size six used to be the holy grail of sizes.
Size 0 and 00 is the new holy grail of sizes.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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Where is a size 8 considered "Plus Size"????? I haven't seen that.
Most Models Meet Criteria for Anorexia, Size 6 Is Plus Size: Magazine - ABC News

Ten years ago plus size models were larger sizes. Now any model over a size 6 is considered plus size. It's a weird and skewed vision of reality.

Beverly Johnson, a top model from the seventies and eighties, was a size 4-6. She would have been considered plus size at her heavier weight. Her daughter is currently a plus size model.

Here are the requirements to be a plus size model:

http://plusmodels.com/2010/12/plus-s...-requirements/
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Plus size models are no larger than a size twelve. While some may look larger, they are not.

My niece is a size six and does some plus size modeling. Because she isn't skinny enough at a size six and 5'11, she can only get hand, foot, or plus size jobs. Mostly Lane Bryant.
WHich is insane because Lane Bryant doesn't sell that size.
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