An article in the November issue of Glamour Magazine discusses beautiful woman who are larger than standard sample sizes and continues the discussion started by a photo of plus-size model Lizzie Miller from the magazine's September issue. Accompanying the article, titled, "Oh. These Bodies Are Beautiful," is the above photograph of seven models who are all closer to size 12 than size 2. The article raises a few good points, i.
Perhaps magazines were trying to re-create the sensation Lizzie Miller made when Glamour shot her nude a year ago. Designers shy away from making clothes considered plus-size because doing so is just difficult. The most formidable obstacle lies in creating a prototype. If you already have a line of clothing and a set system of sizing, you cannot simply make bigger sizes. You need whole new systems of pattern-making. Thin people are more like one another; heavier people are less like one another. With more weight comes more variation.
A group of plus size models are on a mission to promote body diversity in the fashion industry and show women around the world that beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes. The five women are part of ALDA - a collaboration of models who want to "alter perceptions, engage and empower other women" both inside and outside the fashion industry. The naked shot happened by accident," Henderson told HuffPost Style. It is so amazing when all of us get together.
If you look through examples of female beauty throughout history, it's not difficult to see that our idea of the perfect woman has changed over time. From the round-bootied hotties of the renaissance era right up to the long-legged ladies of the modern-day catwalk, there has been so much variety in what we consider to be attractive. Even over the last few decades, the models on our magazine covers have transformed somewhat, with curvier, bustier women being ousted in favor of skinny women. Just look at the difference between Marilyn Monroe and Gigi Hadid , for instance.