On my blog I always make most of my quotes with the vintage pin up girls, is because I really love to see women who really look like women. The picture above shows being very sexy and feminine, but also tough enough to repair her car! In the 50s women were very feminine and men were real men. I must admit, as a feminist, I love to look girly, ladylike and real feminine… but I also want to be a strong woman! I think way too many women are afraid to look feminine to send the wrong message?
Show your femininity when you have curves.
It seems curvy stars such as Adele, Christina Hendricks, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are helping bring curves back into fashion!
Celebs like these are making curves sexy again, and there is a return trend of the 40s and 50s glamour. There seems to be a revival of hourglass plus size mannequins too.
H&M in Sweden has installed realistically shaped mannequins in stores to show their customers what clothes will really look like off the hanger.
In the picture below you can see that two ‘classic models’ were replaced by ‘plus size models’ to give more of a ‘realistic image’ to the shopping experience. Especially for underwear it’s great to see some ‘average size models’ to compare with.
What makes these models super realistic is the diversity of body shapes. I can only encourage this, because seeing diversity in fashion is the perfect thing! Because everyone can compare themselves with these models, mannequins.