Beauty is a subjective topic that, with the rise of social media, has been under review for the past several years. In the past, youth, race, and body type were prioritized over strength, wisdom, and courage — but, times have changed. Stereotypes and standards are shifting away from perceived perfection to a more inclusive society. Social media has created the opportunity for everyone to have a voice and those voices are shaping the way we see beauty.
Every generation struggles with striving for an ideal. From the full-figured hourglass shape to the waif look to the lean, athletic look — what the “ideal” is seems to always change. The list of attributes one can fixate on can be endless, but there are some that never go away.
People are talking more about how they feel than how they look. More and more, age is becoming a state of mind — even the fashion world has taken notice.
American socialite Wallis Simpson was quoted as saying, “You can never be too rich or too thin.” This way of thinking has been left in the 1900s and even the phrase “plus-size model” is antiquated.
Ashley Graham, who graced the publication in 2016, was quoted as saying in a public statement, “It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or 22, you can be healthy as long as you’re taking care of your body, working out, and telling yourself ‘I love you instead of taking in the negativity of beauty standards.”
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