I have nothing against plus-size women in magazines. Actually, I think it's a great idea for more normal women to grace the pages of fashion magazines. Perhaps we wouldn't be so afraid to eat apple pie, if women that actually ate were on the cover.
All that being said........why does V Magazine intentionally dress these women in clothes that are too tight, and position the women in ways that are unflattering? Let me break this down. Take a look at these photos:
- The models jeans are too tight (on the right). Nothing complicated, nothing to do with being overweight, her jeans are just too tight.
- A cut out bathing suit? Really? Very, very few women can wear these and look good. Hell, Heidi Klum wouldn't look good in this. So why? Why?
- Her suit is too tight (on the left). Obviously, they didn't learn from the last photo.
- Why is this photo cropped this way? I have never seen a girl cropped with only an inch of her thigh showing. Normal it's full body, 2/3rd body, of belly-buttom up. Oh my.
V Magazine wasn't interested in doing an issue that embraces the "Plus-Size" model. It was a gimmick, so that they could claim to have larger women in their magazine. Perhaps V Magazine needs to take a walk by Lane Bryant, and learn the basics of shooting plus size models.