Why Are So Many Models So Skinny?

Why are so many models so skinny?


Does this model look healthy?

Would men be turned on by her?

Would you want your daughter to look like this?

If you’re a woman, do you want to look like this?

I’m sure you said “no” to all of the above, so why do designers use such models?

What audience are they appealing to?

And a different question.

“What do you think about advertizements that use young teens that look like they’re experienced women?

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2 Responses to Why Are So Many Models So Skinny?

  1. Frank Horton says:

    On my personal point of view…. models are so skinny because the dresses must fit them. I don’t like skinny people.

  2. Anony-Mouse says:

    Many people decry the very thin fashion models, commonly seen treading the catwalk or in photo displays. Thin fashion models are in, which many think has a negative impact on the body image of all women, and especially young girls. Most designers clearly state that clothes hang better on thin fashion models. Yet if we look at models from the 1950s or earlier, they didn’t appear to suffer from lack of beauty due to a slightly fuller figure.

    In 1960, average fashion models were about 5’7” (1.7m) and weighed approximately 129 pounds (58.51 kg). Currently average fashion models are two inches taller and weigh about 114 pounds (51.7 kg). While fashion models from the 1960s had a healthy body mass index (BMI), this trend would soon change with a British model named Twiggy. Suddenly thin became sensational, with a 91-pound Twiggy leading the charge.

    In the 1980s, however, models like Christie Brinkley and Cindy Crawford had a slightly healthier BMI, but the 1990s resurrected the Twiggy-like model with “heroin chic” styles. The goal seemed to be to duplicate the look of those in the last throes of heroin addiction. Most fashion models of the 1990s and 2000s have a weight that is considered unhealthy for their height.

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