Beauty Standards in the Fashion Industry

From a young age we are taught to dress up pretty, skinny, tall, be blonde and be thin girls. They had to have makeup on, tiny dresses, high heels and even dogs in purses. This isn’t even a close reflection to the endless pages of runway models with bronzed flawless skin, shiny hair, a tiny waist… Read more »

by Anonymous 2 months ago

From a young age we are taught to dress up pretty, skinny, tall, be blonde and be thin girls. They had to have makeup on, tiny dresses, high heels and even dogs in purses. This isn’t even a close reflection to the endless pages of runway models with bronzed flawless skin, shiny hair, a tiny waist with flattering or revealing clothing. We have been taught to recognise models as beautiful women wearing clothes and associate body characteristics and specific body features with the idea of fashion and who can wear certain things. Photoshop then continues to edit their bodies creating more insecurities and flaws as well as a very toxic industry that puts nearly every girl under pressure to look a certain way. The endless possibilities of diets and Botox and plastic surgery just creates an unrealistic image associated with fashion. It can also be supporting larger and more curvier bodies having the same effect on the opposite end of the spectrum creating unrealistic ideas and standards.