About those size (double) standards then and now…

February 22, 2014 | Life, Vintage meets Present | 0 comments

In the world of today there are several “perfection” standards. When it comes to sizes and weight, especially of women, doubtful standards are set in society. Followed by endless discussions about small size v.s. plus size. Because people and judgements about other people unfortunately go too well together. When we rewind tot the 1940s – 1950s, we see that it has always been a topic of discussion, but the standard was totally different: “curvy” v.s. small size. In other words: the world of today turned upside down.

Did you ever wonder what that world looked like? Here’s your chance to find out:

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Conclusion: curvy was hot, small size definitely not. If you were a small size back in the days and you didn’t have some self-confidence, they earned a lot of money…

Flash forward to the present. Was that “weight world” any better than now? Absolutely not. It has always been curvy v.s. small size and vice versa. As long as it’s a this versus that situation, it’s never better. We should be aiming and combining the best of all worlds, from XXXS to XXXL. In fact weight and sizes can’t be standardized. It depends on so many factors: from how your body is build to how tall you are, your lifestyle etcetera. When you compare this to unique (meaning NOT standard) character, it’s interesting to see how an unique character is being cheered on. Keep in mind that your character is also defined by several factors. From your youth to fundamental experiences you’ve had. Yet when it comes to bodies and weight, people have not changed and like to put others in standard size corners. So, on one hand we have standards, on the other hand we have a lot of double standards and somewhere in the air there is a be unique mist.

Also read:  Don't judge a book by the cover...

Time for a double standard wake-up call. Cheers to all the different sizes, which hopefully will always be available. As long as you’re healthy and happy, there is only one opinion about your size and figure that should count. And that’s the opinion of the person that looks back in the mirror.

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