Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chrissy Metz Poses As A Pin-up Girl For Harper's Bazaar And People Have Mixed Feelings About It.

Can plus size women be pin-up models?

Can plus size girls be pin-up girls?Popular plus-sized actress and singer Chrissy Metz was featured in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, in the spread she says "I'm paving the way for other women and men who know they're destined for greatness but they don't believe it yet" it sparked a debate on social media about health and beauty standards. Some love that a woman of a larger size was featured in a spread instead of seeing the same size women all the time. But others not so much, Stating that it's glorifying obesity and normalizing an unhealthy lifestyle. Which inevitably leads to the debate on whether or not you can be healthy at any size. People on both sides of this argument use various statistics and quotes from doctors and researchers to try to prove their point. Some say that some people have slower metabolisms, Others say that it's just an excuse for overeating, and even If that were true just eat less-
I wanted to get an actual plus sized Pin-up girls point of view on this topic because who would understand how it is to be a plus size pin-up girl better than one?



Can plus size girls be pin-up girls?
Campaign shot for Nubian Skin by Heidi Calvert



So I reached out to Jenny Rieu a Plus size Pin-up girl and actress who recently gotten some criticism from a pin-up of a smaller dress size about her weight. And asked her "What's the hardest part of being a plus size pin-up girl?"

 "Here is the thing there isn't a hardest part about being a plus-size pin-up. Sure a lot of retro brands still hire mostly the same cookie cutter stereotype of what a pin-up should look like. However, there is room for everyone. I never let my size define me or the opportunities I have. I would also add that the fact that I am a plus size pin-up doing retro inspired shoots makes me stand out, especially being a woman of color."


I also asked Tanya, plus size pin-up and owner of secretplussizegoddess.com the same question here's what she had to say...






Secretplussizegoddess"The biggest problem I face is the lack of clothing available. Whilst more companies are increasing their sizes, it can be very difficult to get things to fit.

Original plus size vintage is pretty much non-existent in sizes above a 14-16, so we rely on reproduction, which some avid vintage people turn their noses up at due to a lack of authenticity. 

Also, the designs of some of the reproductions are problematic. Making a halter-necked dress for a plus size pin-up means either your bra straps are on show, or you have to resort to corsetry, which I do. 

Because someone is plus size, doesn't mean they are tall with it so lengths can be difficult too reaching mid-calf instead of knee-length for example The choices out there are definitely much better now than they have ever been, but it is still disproportionate and simply not good enough."

If you ask me, I don't care what size you are, Life is too short. be you, Unapologetically.

What Do You Think?
Do you think that women of a larger size should be represented more in the fashion industry? or do you think that it's promoting bad health?

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing her!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. The truth is there are people of every size on this planet. And images of both very large people and very tiny people promote bad health (although in both cases, they have exceptions, where people actually have conditions that prevent them from losing weight or even gaining weight), however, because there are people of every size, everyone needs to be represented. It's unfair to those, especially of plus size, to try and figure out if an outfit will look good on them if they only see it on a model who is half the size they are. I see size as just the same as skin color, and abilities. We need larger models just like we need ones with disabilities.

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  3. It is a shame when others can't appreciate when a person is confident in their body (regardless of their size). Chrissy Metz is the living proof that we should all fiercely go after our dreams and be completely comfortable in our bodies.

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