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With the retail segment aware of the fact that plus size shoppers are now discerning and savvy about what they buy, plus size clothing of all kinds, and particularly plus size bathing and swim suits are easier to buy than ever before.
There is now a wider range and variety of plus size swimsuits made, with attention to every body type and requirement. No longer do larger women have to hide in tent like creations; there are now flattering cuts and designs, elegant colors and prints, and options ranging from the one piece maillot, to bikinis and tankinis to choose from. Continue Reading…
The ‘ideal’ of beauty today is a skewed one and one that is historically divergent from previously held views. Previously, thinness was always considered synonymous with malnourishment, weakness, lack of prosperity and even suspect fecundity.
Consider the Venus Figurines, particularly Venus of Willendorf (pictured here) thought to date back about 35,000 years, which are considered to be some of the oldest ceramics known, and the earliest works of prehistoric art ever found.
Wide hips, a rounded belly and breasts were obviously prerequisites for the female form to be considered worthy of being worshiped as a fertility goddess or mother goddess.
Now contrast this with the pictures of models in recent times; Continue Reading…
My own personal hall of fame consists of famous and beautiful women – both current and past. They are confident Hollywood celebrities who've inspired us to look and feel "sexy at any size" … My top 10 famous plus size models / celebrities are –
1. Anna Nicole Smith, former legendary Guess Model, Playboy's Playmate of the Year 1993 and pop sex culture icon.
2. Kristie Alley TV personality and film star – star of Showtime TV Show "Fat Actress" detailing life of overweight actress in Hollywood and former Jenny Craig spokeswoman.
3. Tocarra Jones, starred in "America's Next Top Model" and "Celebrity Fit Club" episode "telling off the judge" about her weight. Continue Reading…