During my youth, these women were called simply and clearly: “plump.” Or “complete”. And it was about ordinary women, not models. Such fatties were reluctant to be admitted to the catwalk or to the pages of fashion magazines.
There were, of course, special editions of “Fashion for the Full”, but those full ones were many times slimmer than the current ones.
Times are different now. If at the household level, they continue to characterize well-fed women, then new words and terms have appeared in the modeling business. Plus size … So what? Almost understandable. And just as incomprehensible. I had to find out in more detail.
It turns out that this term originated in the United States in the 70s of the last century. Some of the designers (or marketers) have guessed to pay attention to lost profits – to a fairly large segment of the consumer audience: overweight women who can never meet the canonical fashion standards.
The term has become a trend. Forgive me, and at once crowds of impressive-sized women, like young and beautiful elephants, stood in front of us like a mighty wall. As if on command. Even the TV screen is not included. The monitor too. And I don’t read magazines. Especially women.
Why plus size? In translation it means: “plus size”. And it is understood as politeness – they say, you are the same as everyone else, beautiful, but one size larger. Well, really political correctness.
They write and pronounce this term in different ways. The transcription says “plus size”, but Russians are more comfortable with “plus size”. You can also write in the options: “plus size” or “plus size”.
Plus size models are often stripped rather than dressed, because they are required to have curvy female forms. Their figures are used exclusively as a sexual object.
Chubby models are more often invited to photo shoots than to the catwalk. Photo sessions in lingerie. And this is reality. And plus size models know about it and continue to smile sweetly into the lenses. And we, men, like it very much, because we do not consider any spaghetti straps and elastic bands, but admire the beautiful, outstanding female forms.
If a curvy model was invited to advertise clothes, then they try to hide her full figure in outfits. They hide flaws, but do not emphasize the merits. To the great regret of the model, she is “so used to radiating self-confidence at every step”.
Well, let it radiate! A confident woman is pretty anyway. And if a woman is well-groomed? .. Yes, the whole world is at her feet. In a sense, men are so “stacked” at her feet and fit. Left-right, left-right …
Remember how M.Fédéoul Dieudonné said:
a wrinkle in the face is more forgivable than a crease in a stocking. I looked for a way to get rid of it, you ladies, and yet I found it.
a wrinkle on the face is more forgivable than a wrinkle on a stocking. I was looking for a way to save you from this, ladies and gentlemen, and yet I found it.
To paraphrase this current topic and in conjunction with plus size, I will try to put it this way:
You can forgive a woman a couple of extra pounds, but you cannot forgive neglect.
And completely emboldened:
You can forgive a woman a dozen or two extra pounds, but you cannot forgive neglect in herself.
How! .. Wow, as I said something. Sweat broke out.
In fact, it does not matter how many “extra” pounds a woman has, which only she herself determines.
Shoe size, shin girth, nose length, eye color, distance from ear to crown, number of fingers on the left hand, color of the right forearm are not important …
Sincere feelings for this woman are important. But feelings are kind and welcoming.
And the woman herself is really important grooming. The most, that neither is grooming. Almost flawless.