Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Another naked plus size model covers a magazine...why is this a trend?

Candice Huffine is one of the world's leading plus size models. She has appeared in countless fashion editorials and graced several covers of prestigious magazines. However, the only time we see her fully clothed these days is when she appears in a clothing catalogue for plus size fashions. Why? Well, the fashion glossy elite seem to have an obsession with flesh when it comes to plus size models. Nearly every cover or editorial that features a plus size model shows off more flesh than clothing. Could it have something to do with the fact that they can't find clothes to properly fit the models as sample sizes barely fit the smallest of women? 
 
Fashion magazines are supposed to showcase trends and sell product. Placing a plus size woman on your cover should surely be an opportunity, just as any other, to sell a trend or item to the masses. So why then do magazine editors continue to insist on curves without clothes?

4 comments:

  1. You made a good point there.
    Did you read the article? It talked about how men liked more curvacious women, instead of really skinny women. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we associate fashion with skinny girls and sex with rounder ones. So they choose to portrait them as sexual (naked) beings. Which is wrong, of course, because there's more to us than just big boobs and round butts. However, I must say it pleases me to see bigger girls in magazines, specially looking this good.
    Love,
    Diana

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  2. I agree - you rarely see a naked 'straight size' (to use a Tyra-ism) on the cover of a mag. Much has been said about teeny sample sizes but I'm sure the magazine could afford a frock in the right size for a plus size model.

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  3. She doesn't look very plus-sized to me.

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  4. And by "plus sized" they mean "not malnourished".

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