4 August 2012

Whats beautiful? curvy, slim, fake or natural?

Every era has its idols such as Marilyn Monroe in the 50's. Twiggy in the 60's the list goes on but what do all these women have in common? women of the time wanted to imitate them. The ideal figure in the 50's was hourglass. Women pulled themselves into the most uncomfortable corsets and pencil skirts to get the look. in the 60's women wanted boyish figures with really long legs to look like twiggy. Every era has a different view on what is beautiful.

In the 90's it became fashion to be grungy and heroin chic was in. Kate Moss was a star and being stick thin became the ideal. Or you could join the movement towards the Pamela Anderson look with cosmetic surgery on the rise and women being able to change there shape easily.
As time goes on fashions change as do views on body types, these days the blow up doll look will definitely not have people rushing out to copy you. Yet not that long ago people were asking for breasts like Pamela or the bum of JLO.

Both of these looks aren't what natural women look like. We are starting to believe that to be natural is to be some sort of hairy hippie or not care about yourself.
Women starve themselves to fit the medias ideal and whose fault is it? Well really its ours. Nobody forces us women to accept that this is how we should be. If women were less hard on each other and accepted that everybody has a different shape. Things could be different, maybe we would stop wanting to look like others and be happy with ourselves
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So what does the future hold well as the recession hit there is still a rise in cosmetic surgery. with all these women changing there looks to fit with the media ideal. what will happen when the fashions change? and what will happen to women that have achieved last years perfection. will they be made to feel inadequate like most of us that don't fit exactly to the mold. Or will they start changing again to make themselves the latest version of perfect or face the wrath of the fashion police for being last session.

We all want what we cant have curly hair if its dead straight etc. Yet we will never be happy if we aren't happy in ourselves and no amount of dieting or surgery will change that.

What do you think? Do you strive to look like someone or to just look the best you can? do you think women will ever be happy and accept that we aren't the same?

lots of love
Laura x
 

3 comments:

  1. Really good post!
    I am personally on a diet, not because I am overweight but because I am trying to be healthier!
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    Zoe x

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  2. I really love this post!
    Everybody is different but nobody accepts it. We put too much pressure on looking a certain way, the current trend at the moment seems to be calling curvier women 'real women', and I just feel like saying well what about us smaller women, we are real too!
    We are all gorgeous in our own ways no matter what size we are :)
    Hannah x
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