Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kudos to Glamour: We're All Beautiful


Especially now that Spring has come and summer bikini season looms ever nearer, many of us are feeling anxious about our bodies. Well, kudos to Glamour Magazine. Next time you're comparing your body to the model bodies out there, keep this in mind: "The average American woman is 164lbs and 5'4."*  Whether you're skinnier or heavier, shorter or taller, don't let anyone or anything on the outside define you — true glamour is accepting who you are, making the most of it, and feeling beautiful whatever your shape and size.


Clipping and quote from Glamour Magazine.
 

8 comments:

Constant Drama said...

This from Glamour Magazine? .....................Seriously?

WendyB said...

What?! It used to be that the "average" woman was 5'4" and 140 lbs. Have we collectively gained that much weight? I really can't believe 164 is right as an AVERAGE. Are that many women ABOVE 164 lbs at 5'4" in order to create that average? That sounds totally ridiculous to me, because that's undeniably obese.

the princess said...

i just bought 2 new bathing suits cause we go to the pool with the kids. i got a really nice tankini and a one piece. i save the bikinis for the beach though. fairly comfy with that. it's nice to feel confident without looking like a model.

Liv Taylor said...

Thank you!!
I put my suit on this week for the first outing of the season.
Was a little self-conscious, but this reminds me that size doesn't matter.

mary said...

.... I don't look like Venus either
Damnit
Aha, one piece for me.

Umsy said...

GG, I like this statement of yrs-true glamour is accepting who you are, making the most of it, and feeling beautiful whatever your shape and size.

Lanii Be Good said...

I agree, WendyB. That's outrageous and unhealthy. I'm tired of these 'be yourself campaigns' that don't mention that if being yourself means morbid obesity, emotional eating, unhealthy food choices and, since we're talking fashion, shoving all that into clothes too revealing and/or two sizes too small then it's NOT OK. Needing to lose weight doesn't mean you're a bad person - we all need to be healthy and we shouldn't be ok with obesity.

G.G. said...

5'4" and 160 is overweight, but I have to disagree here -- it is NOT "morbidly obese" by any scale.