Research shows that the average size for a British woman is a curvy 16 and nearly half of UK women are a dress size 16 or above. Everywhere in the world, women are getting curvier.
So why are we still bombarded by the media with waif-like models and celebrities? More than one popular magazine each week can be criticizing celebrities because they have put on as many as 8 lbs!
The real thing that concerns us about this is the effect it has on our teenage daughters. Isn’t it more important to be happy, have body confidence, think of a successful future than being body conscious at that age and dieting?
Though things are changing slowly, on a recent visit to a fashion show in the UK there were two models that were size 16 out of the 10 on the catwalk. Also now UK strores are starting to use size 16 mannequins to merchandise their clothes.
Many of our clients have been eternally grateful to us for letting them know their correct body shape and what style clothes they should therefore wear enabling them to look their slimmest.
One client Jenny (who is a plus size lady), has a fabulous full hourglass figure. She always follows her rules of wearing shaped clothes and looks amazing as she travels around the country to attend meetings for the UK’s largest training provider. Jenny is a lover of comfort too and teams her black trousers with outstanding jackets and tops in her best colours.
We think Jenny would agree with Dawn French’s quote:
“If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush!”
On a final note, our last quote for this article:
“If nature had intended for our skeletons to be visible it would have put them on the outside of our bodies.” Elmer Rice, American Playwright.
Why not find out about the best styles and colours to suit you by contacting one of our consultants for a full make-over? Click here to find a consultant, we have consultants speaking your language! Plus we are a friendly and knowledgeable team!
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