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Child Size- sure......

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The other day, on the comments section of an article about plus size clothing, a lady commented that it was about time clothes makers woke up and made real plus sized clothes. She said that a size 10-12 isn't Plus, it is a child's size.
My bottom is a size 10. No child should be that large. Maybe a physically mature child...like I was a size 9 when I was 13, 14 years old. But, I had a matured body at that point, and it was juniors.....and clothing was smaller then anyway.....

I am overweight......I do have a lot of muscle, so let's not judge by weight. I am 30% body fat. That, my friends, is practically chubby. It isn't skinny. It isn't even athletic. I'm a large lady.

The problem is that most would argue I am not. Why? Because our acceptance and perception of what a large woman is has grown greatly. The average is now a size 14 or 16? That was the size clothing was maxing out at a little more than a decade ago.

What happened?

We became diseased?

How do you feel about being considered diseased if you are obese?

I was shocked that the lady commenter would complain about plus sizes, and say that a size 18-20 isn't even really a plus size.

Have we gotten so large that a size 18-20 isn't a true plus size?

Have we just forgotten what chubby really looks like? Chubby is the new skinny.

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    How weight is viewed is an ever changing event. Look how artists pictured women over the years. Men have typically been shown as "perfect" bodies and the women as plump or heavier.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    1760 days ago
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