Stop the madness!

i’d like to vent a little bit.  every once in a while, i just have to do that, because i get so frustrated.  you know how that feels, don’t you?

as brynlee was scrolling on one of her social media sites, she came across a post from a fashion page she follows. the post was advertising a new clothing line for young women.   the headline of that post was “dangerous curves – clothing for plus-sized women”.  really?! really…

why does everyone automatically associate having curves with being “plus-sized”?  let me tell you girls something right here, right now. just because you have “curves” does not mean you are what the fashion industry considers “plus-sized”.  and just because you wear plus-sized clothing does not mean you are plus-sized.  and if you are plus-sized, that does not mean you are “fat”.  and if you happen to be larger than you are comfortable with, YOU ARE STILL BEAUTIFUL!!!  your size does not determine your beauty or your worth!  all it determines is what size jeans you will buy.  women have curves, no matter what size or shape the curves are.  women are not stick people.

if you look at history, the desired size of women by the mainstream has changed, and it has changed often.  let’s take a quick look at just a few sections in time:

in ancient egypt, women were considered beautiful if they were thin with narrow shoulders and a high waist.  what were the broad-shouldered women to do?  you can’t change your bone structure, so does that mean they weren’t beautiful?

ancient greece determined that plump women with light skin were beautiful.  well, thinner women could gain weight, but what about the darker skinned ladies?

in ancient china, the preferred look was a slim waist, light skin, and  small feet.  Do you know that women with larger sized feet actually disfigured their feet to achieve a smaller size?!  Ironically, women today are disfiguring themselves with eating disorders, and even surgery, to achieve today’s standard!

during the italian renaissance era, big boobs, a rounded stomach, and full hips were “in”.

in victorian england, early 1800’s to around 1900,  plump and full figured was “the look”, but with a small waist, kind of like an hourglass.

not too long after this era, in the 1920’s, also called the roaring 20’s, women with a boyish figure were all the rage. do you see how this could be frustrating?

let’s skip ahead a few decades.  in the 1990’s, bony, even skeletal, was considered beautiful. but then not long after, in the early 2000’s, skinny was still “in”, only now big boobs and a big butt were desired.  tell me, how were women that were bony all of a sudden supposed to have big boobs and butts?

it’s madness!!  and it needs to stop!  stop allowing trends to mess with your head.  stop allowing the fashion industry to tell you that you are too big or too small.  what will the standard be tomorrow, and how are women to keep up with these ever changing “standards”?

embrace how you were created.  you are beautiful the way you are!

rant over.