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    Fashion Shows

    Should larger women be allowed to model clothes, or should the fashion industry stick to skinny models?

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    Depends what they're modelling...
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    so only large women can model clothes made for large women? surely all clothes should be made for all women, rather than being selective, and then same for men. Why do we have to have shops for certain sized men, and be discriminative towards those who are larger than us, or thinner for that matter.

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    So are you saying a bikini should be modelled by a 200kg woman?

    The whole point of modelling is to make people buy the clothes. If the target market is larger people, then larger people should model the clothes, however, if theyre trying to make you think "oh i'll look brilliant in that bikini" (womans voice), then a 'skinny' girl should model it. Its a simple marketing tool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    So are you saying a bikini should be modelled by a 200kg woman?

    The whole point of modelling is to make people buy the clothes. If the target market is larger people, then larger people should model the clothes, however, if theyre trying to make you think oh i'll look brilliant in that bikini" (womans voice), then a 'skinny' girl should model it. Its a simple marketing tool.
    Exactly. It's a mental hook. You see fit girl in bikini, it looks nicer than fat girl in bikini.
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    What I do find interesting is that media figures like Sophie Dahl & Kate Winslet who're held up as role models for quote-unquote normal sized women let the side down by losing weight later on!

    It's such an excepted truth it's almost a cliche now, but most men actually prefer girls to have curves. Women seem to diet for other women who're far more judgemental about women's bodies than blokes are. I've found the correct response to the "does my bum look big in this?" sort of questions is "no, incredibly thin. Too thin, in fact. You look like you could do with a cake. Cherry bakewell?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    It's such an excepted truth it's almost a cliche now, but most men actually prefer girls to have curves. Women seem to diet for other women who're far more judgemental about women's bodies than blokes are. I've found the correct response to the "does my bum look big in this?" sort of questions is "no, incredibly thin. Too thin, in fact. You look like you could do with a cake. Cherry bakewell?"
    That's only cos people want any excuse for a cake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy123
    Should larger women be allowed to model clothes, or should the fashion industry stick to skinny models?

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    If you have designed an elegant dress or whatever then you dont want some random fatty waddling up and down the catwalk do you? You want to show the dress off, so slim models are the way forward.

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    I think they should have normal sized girls doing the modelling. Not annorexic, not obese. Healthy, you know? And when I say "healthy" I mean "the size you would be if you ate enough and excercised enough".

    I for one am not really attracted to a woman who has no curves whatsoever. I mean, sure, some girls can be lucky and be thin AND have curves, but overall most models these days look like dressed up planks.
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    Yeah but thats just your preference in women. Its what shows off of the clothes at the end of the day.

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    Depends on the type of clothing, then. You wouldn't sell a halterneck top with a nigh-on-breastless model.

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    Surely its up to the modelling agencies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy123
    so only large women can model clothes made for large women?
    Yes. If small women tried it, the clothes would be too big, obviously.

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    Hahaha.

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