I feel like everyone is writing and talking about their weight and others perceptions lately. Honestly, I never have really paid much attention to them. I currently wear the same size jeans I wore in 2002, size 27. I have always been addicted to working out, and always just had my own style.
The way of life is different here, I will give them that. Eating healthy is cheaper than eating processed. Which is totally backwards than eating in the states.
At an early age we are taught to really care about people's perception. I am guilty of this also, how many times do we tell a little girl, "You look so pretty. I love your dress. You look beautiful in that bow." We need to change this to help kids learn to look inside for their beauty.
"Fashion does not love your body. It does not care about the jeans that cut into your soft flesh, you skirts that ride up, your trouser legs that are too short or long, your shoes that pinch and burn, shirts that gape and straps that slip off. The closest fashion comes to caring about clothing is like when a model falls over on the runway, or suffers a wardrobe malfunction. (p.49)"
One company in Australia actually did research a couple of years ago. They trashed what they were doing with fashion. They gave a survey and measured 5,000 women and 5,000 men to find out what they wanted, and their fits to help create their products. Their profits jumped 84% the next year.
I made her..she is different.