What is the perfect size of a “Real Woman”???
What is the perfect size for a “Real Woman”???
My answer is at whatever size you feel, healthy strong and full of energy. If you have reached puberty and have female anatomy then you are a real woman. We come in all different shapes and sizes and that’s what makes the fashion industry grow. If we all had the same body shape and looked good in the same thing it would be a very boring world. After having my 3 children I am the smallest I have ever been and am constantly asked if I eat or how I lost my baby weight. I’ve also been told to eat a burger many times. Believe me I love eating fast food but that’s not healthy and that’s not going to make me a real woman. I am a real woman and I feel good in my body, at times with 3 children under 6 I feel extremely exhausted and can tend to lose weight when life gets busy. But being a size 6 or 8 does not make me any less of a woman.
To celebrate the diversity of consumers, women in particular “Target Australia” are introducing size 16 Mannequins throughout their stores.
Stuart Machin, Managing Director for Target Australia says,
“We know how important it is to be accessible for real Australians. We’ve always tried to cater for all sizes – from introducing our petites line with our Dannii for Target range right through to the Belle Curves collection that caters for women up to size 26. The real-sized mannequins will take this commitment to diversity one step further, by helping every-day women to accurately see what clothes will look like on themselves and on a body that they can identify with.”
According to Machin – this commitment doesn’t stop with the mannequins but is something the retailer has always embraced – and plans to bring to life even further in the future.
I find women are the hardest on each other when it comes to this subject and the scrutiny over the ideal body size and shape. We need to give a sista a break! Support and encourage each other for the amazing creatures we are and not knock each other down with comments that are so superficial.
YAY to Target who are catering for every shape and size and continuing to help change the mind set of others.