Beauty Comes In All Shapes And Sizes
A recent article on Huffingtonpost.com discusses how “Beauty is more than the curve or lack thereof, and more about what makes us each unique.” Campaigns like Dove’s Love Your Body and Lane Bryant’s #Imnoangel started an important and timely conversation about body image, revolutionizing how we view and define beauty. This vogue, counter fashion culture is driven by social media and it has refreshingly transformed our very definition of beauty. Beauty is now viewed much more like a mosaic than a melting pot; It’s not about a singular body type, but rather a celebration of the diversity of the human form.
If we look back over the last 65 years, we can see how beauty has constantly been redefined; Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
In the 50’s iconic Marilyn Monroe had an unusually dramatic hourglass figure which fluctuated over the years between the US sizes 8-12. Perhaps she said it best, “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it’s society who’s ugly.”
In the 60’s and 70’s thin was in. Twiggy, redefined beauty as a rail thin nymph with an ectomorph body type. In the 80’s an athletic body type like Cindy Crawford’s, was considered ideal, with the advent of jogging and aerobic exercise.
In the 90’s, Kate Moss brought back the ultra thin ideal. But for the first time since the 50’s there was a new hourglass femme fatale on the scene named Anna Nicole Smith.
In the 2000’s, Jennifer Lopez entered the pop culture scene in that daring green Versace gown and redefined beauty in her own curvy way. By 2011 Kate Upton was discovered doing the dougie hip hop dance in the stands at the Clippers Game. As a buxom model and actress, she redefined beauty once again.
Today, plus-size social media star Tess Holliday, 29, is the largest plus-size model to be represented by a mainstream modeling agency. A size 22 and is 5’5″, she signed with MILK Management in January. Holliday has become a revolutionary advocate for acceptance and inclusion of all body types. She says, “there is no one way to be a woman, or to be beautiful. We all deserve a place… My life has changed in the best way and I know the best is yet to come. If it can happen to me, it can happen to everyone.”
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. If you are looking for that extra little boost for more beautiful skin, we invite you to the National Laser Institute. While medical aesthetics is our passion, client care is our reason for being. We are dedicated to helping you discover the younger, healthier and more beautiful you – from the inside out. To find out what product or service would be the best fit for your skin, call 800.574.8377 or click here and receive a free no obligation consultation with one of our expert skin care specialists. Become a beauty insider and reserve your appointment now!
Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.