What Do Women Do When We’re Not the “Right Type” of Curvy? | #ThisGirlEats

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“I like curvy women!”

No, you like women with big boobs, small waists and peachy bums. You like the right kind of curves.

The hourglass figure has been held on the highest pedestal of beauty for as many years as I can remember. Growing up around the time that I did, big bodies weren’t really represented, at least not how they are today. It was all about the Kate Mosses and Victoria Beckhams and, if you didn’t stand a chance of looking like them, the hourglass was what you aspired to be.

There’s no denying a bodacious hourglass figure is a beautiful sight to behold, and I have absolutely no intention of saying otherwise. I’m not here to detract from any body type. But what about the rest of us curvy women?

For years people used Marilyn Monroe as the poster girl for fuller figures. She was, of course, a…

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Major fashion trend cycles, and how they keep coming back

fashion , fashion history , fashion theory , ideas , trends, fashion trends analysis, lifestyle

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Note: I’m going to try to go through all the various fashion styles, in separate blog posts for clarity and convenience. Once I’m done, I will try to write a better version of this analysis. Try to see this post as the first draft of a bigger thesis that might take years to complete.

If you are as interested as I am in fashion history, you might have noticed that some fashion trends, or even entire movements, seem to come back in a cyclical manner.

In fact, some analysts call it the “20 year rule”, a general concept that a trend popular right now will be brought back by a designer (or several) in two decades from now. There’s an aspect of nostalgia and lack of new ideas in this, of course, but it is often proven true.

James Laver (1899-1975) went a tad further and created an entire chart…

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Spring Outfits, travel, Vacation Clothes

I know I’ve already posted about what I was planning on wearing to Mexico but I wanted you to see them in context! And I’ll take any reason to reminisce about this amazing trip.

I’ve found that what you plan on wearing on a trip may not alway be what you end up packing so I wanted to share what actually made it in my suitcase.

Let’s begin with what I wore to jumpstart this trip!

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I like to keep it casual and hella comfortable when traveling. IDK about you but I have a TON of flight anxiety and this pair of black yoga pants is my comfort blanket. It was cold in Charleston, SC and I’m still not sure if you dress how the weather is where you are or how it is where you end up. To compromise, I had a short sleeve t-shirt underneath for when we…

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