Plus size modeling has become a huge thing in our society lately, with women like Robyn Lawley and Tara Lynn taking center stage. Of course, even these plus size models are still models (and they’re still gorgeous).
Many women want even more diverse body images to look up to. Chrystal Bougon owns Curvy Girl, a plus size lingerie store in California. Chrystal told Huffington Post “There are so many pictures of models in lingerie, but I’m constantly asked for pictures of our products on ‘regular’ bodies… In the fashion world, anything over size 4 is considered plus-size. I know, it’s a big joke.” For the record, Robyn Lawley only weighs 180 lbs. Plus sized?!
Bougon launched a campaign called “Regular Women” in which she encourages women to take pictures of themselves in lingerie and upload them to Facebook. She said
“Inspired by a customer, I wanted to show that women with rolls, bumps, lumps, scars, stretch marks, surgery scars and natural breasts that have nursed babies can be stunning and beautiful.”
I totally agree with it. Sometimes, you don’t want to see models in sexy lingerie because you know you don’t look like that. I know that I’ll never look like that, despite my best efforts. I’m 5’2 people, let’s be real.
But, it seems to me they are saying if you are in shape, or thin then you aren’t “regular”. Maybe if they showed women of all body types. Regular women can be skinny and gorgeous or fat and ugly or skinny and ugly or fat and gorgeous. Don’t make pretty skinny people seem “not regular.”I think the name ‘regular women” is misleading.
I think it was focusing on what is left out. Bigger bodies aren’t shown much while fit and thin is what is “ideal”. Like a campaign showing same sex couples but leaves out straight because the point is to show the under privileged party.
There are some women who are just naturally petite. They don’t look like models either.