The Image Of Perfection via
In my teens and throughout university I tortured myself horribly to remain slim, so I was pretty shocked when I came across this info-graph over on the MYA website regarding societies image of the perfect body.
I see endless amounts of articles in magazines blaming the fashion industry for glamorizing size 0 but the public tell a very different story preferring hour glass body shapes, which hasn’t differed over the last decade. where Marilyn Monroe once reined now curvaceous Kim Kardashian and Beyonce hold the thrown.
I’ve always maintained that the fashion industry isn’t to blame, yes sometimes errors of judgment are made and models aren’t helped as they should such as Ana Carolina Reston. But I believe this more falls down the the lack of education on offer to young girls and boys regarding healthy diet and exercise in school, I certainly wasn’t ever told that those burgers on offer in my school canteen, available day in day out, would not be good for me every day nor that skipping breakfast or any meal for that matter was equally as damaging.
And as we’re seeing from the likes of Jen Selter on Instagram, who has amassed almost 1 million followers, being curvy doesn’t mean you are unfit!


  1. pollymadeline 7th November 2013 / 6:13 pm

    I completely agree with you, stuff like this annoys me so much.

  2. Katie G 8th November 2013 / 9:46 am

    Very good point – So many people assume that ‘thin’ is fit but I’ve seen MANY curvy, fast, strong women. I think it’s all about having a personal balance, some of us are built athletically, some are naturally slender…I think healthy and fit at any size should be more of a priority than being a certain size.
    Re: the burgers at school, learning that healthy can be really tasty and not just limited to salad should be taught at school!

  3. Hannah Frances 8th November 2013 / 11:36 am

    I am writing an assignment on this for university, its all advertising and marketing that gives you this perception.
    I agree with you, schools need to educate children on these subjects so that the world can grow wiser rather than narrow minded

    • IWantFashion UK 10th November 2013 / 12:33 pm

      totally agree that it is all marketing and advertising.
      The ‘ideal’ or ‘perfect’ shape always changes with time, look at past magazines from the 50s onwards.
      Personally I don’t care what others believe is ‘perfect’ as long as I am fit and healthy then that’s all that matters to me.
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