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Old 03-13-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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This model looks to be around 400lbs. Maybe more, since I am sure she is very tall. https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresse...vy/163042.html
Well you're probably not going to get that job guessing weights at the carnival. She's nowhere near 400. I'm a larger size than her, and I'm 285.

 
Old 03-13-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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How do you feel about the recent trend with overweight models?
The same dress will look completely different on a size 4 model than on a size 20 model. People want to see models who look like them, they want to see what the clothes will look like on someone who looks like them.

Is that a problem for you?

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The woman in the middle. She's more than 200 pounds and possibly morbidly obese. It's glamorized, like life can be enjoyable that way.
Would you prefer to see her frowning, or with a depressed face? Or maybe with a bag over her head?

Or would you rather she stay out of sight and not offend you with her happiness in who she is?

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Old 03-13-2019, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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The woman in the middle. She's more than 200 pounds and possibly morbidly obese. It's glamorized, like life can be enjoyable that way. Not for long.
Oh, really? I've been enjoying life at that size for about 30 years now. Given that my grandmother, who was larger than me, lived her entire life at 250+ pounds and died at age 89 and my father, who's also larger than me, is still ticking and in reasonably decent health at age 84, I don't expect to keel over any time soon. And shockingly, I travel both domestically and internationally, go hiking and swimming whenever I get the chance, and work out at my local gym at least 3 times a week.

Life doesn't stop just because a person is plus-sized.

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Old 03-13-2019, 07:55 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I think it's nice that every shape is represented now. Target even has one underwear ad picturing an old woman with white hair, wow, it's so refreshing to see a model that isn't young and beautiful.

But I only look at ads with models my size, so I know how the clothing would look on me, so I bypass the plus size ads.
Every shape is NOT represented - TWO are - TALL and SKINNY and TALL and VERY HEAVY.

You never see -

1. Athletically built models

2. Models with dancer's bodies

3. Models under 5'9 - (although most women are)

4. Medium or average weight models.

For VERY large tall women, I am glad that they get to see how they will look in clothes. I never see - a model who is 5'5" and 136, 5'7" and 150, 5'4" and 129 or 5'1" and 105.

There are a lot of medium women. And small women. You wouldn't know it when you shop online.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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Every shape is NOT represented - TWO are - TALL and SKINNY and TALL and VERY HEAVY.

You never see -

1. Athletically built models

2. Models with dancer's bodies

3. Models under 5'9 - (although most women are)

4. Medium or average weight models.

For VERY large tall women, I am glad that they get to see how they will look in clothes. I never see - a model who is 5'5" and 136, 5'7" and 150, 5'4" and 129 or 5'1" and 105.

There are a lot of medium women. And small women. You wouldn't know it when you shop online.
I wish they showed all of that.

Also, bigger-chested women who aren't plus size!
 
Old 03-13-2019, 08:04 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I wish they showed all of that.

Also, bigger-chested women who aren't plus size!
That too! They are either flat chested or all around large.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Also, bigger-chested women who aren't plus size!
Plus sized women who don't have plus sized boobs!
 
Old 03-13-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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You never see -

1. Athletically built models

2. Models with dancer's bodies
I think that's because a lot of women don't like the look of visible muscles on a female body. (God only knows why!) They want to see someone who looks "toned," not someone who looks like she actually has muscles and knows how to use them.

I hope that silly prejudice fades away over time. Muscles are good! It would also help if more clothes were available for athletically built women to buy. Even clothes sold at athletic/outdoor/sports stores often don't fit them correctly; the fit through the biceps and thighs is often too tight.

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3. Models under 5'9 - (although most women are)

4. Medium or average weight models.
I've certainty seen many ads with medium-weight women, but there is definitely a bias towards tallness that is still present.

These are reasons more body diversity in ads is helpful. Especially now that online ordering is so common, people want some visible assurance that the item will actually fit their own body type. No one like ordering something, trying it on only to discover it doesn't fit right, and then having to box it back up to take to the Post Office to return it.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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That too! They are either flat chested or all around large.
I remember watching an episode of America's Next Top Model years ago where one of the girls was "big-chested." Except, she really wasn't. She was probably a B cup (and slim), and Tyra and everyone else on the show kept talking about her chest size being unconventional.

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Plus sized women who don't have plus sized boobs!
That is a good one, too. Not everyone who is plus-sized is "curvy" with big hips and huge boobs (and a relatively small waist and slim face in comparison to body size), but that does seem to be mostly what you see among plus-size models.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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These are reasons more body diversity in ads is helpful. Especially now that online ordering is so common, people want some visible assurance that the item will actually fit their own body type. No one like ordering something, trying it on only to discover it doesn't fit right, and then having to box it back up to take to the Post Office to return it.
I agree. All women are different, but I definitely support clothing retailers having models of all different heights, shapes and sizes. It will simply make clothing shopping much easier for women, and it will probably help clothing stores sell more clothes, too.
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