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This Body Type Was Considered "Fat" In The Nineteen Twenties (And Still Is To Some)

The 1950s was the era when having an Hour-glass shaped figure was widely accepted due to it being popularized by women such as Betty Brosmer and Marilyn Monroe. Before then, in eras such as the 1920s, having a “Boyish” figure was what women strived for. So much so that they wore corsets to flatten their chest to appear more flat chested - thus giving them a more “Boyish” appearance. Now, it’s very popular to have an hour-glass figure. But there are still some people who consider it to be “Fat” for instance, I myself have what you may glass an hourglass figure. And I recently got called “Fat” even though I’m within my BMI range. No one should be body shamed if they’re plus-sized, but should you be miss labeled as “Fat” just because you’re voluptuous?

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I think not, it’s offensive to people who actually are of a bigger size because it leads to misrepresentation in the fashion industry, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into a boutique and the biggest size they had was a size eight; Or watched an old episode of Project Runway and the plus size model was a size six - News Flash! It's not the 1920s anymore. Women can have curves.