04 Mar

At last May's Met Gala, everyone was talking about Kim Kardashian's dress. What made the headlines as much as her choice of Marilyn Monroe's legendary dress was Kim Kardashian's slimmer body. Kim lost a whopping 16 pounds (about 7 kg) to wear this dress, and she even revealed the process on her reality show, The Kardashian Family. 'Skinny' Kim Kardashian, it felt like heralding the end of an era when her voluptuous body was considered beautiful.

Something is changing. Of course, this is not to say that this paradigm shift is due to a particular celebrity's diet. I don't know if it's an obsession to get back in shape before the pandemic, but the brand's attempts to introduce plus-size lines in the past have failed. Y2K fashion and low-rise emphasizing a skinny body have literally become mega-trends. In other words, people want a skinny body suitable for Marilyn Monroe's dress again, not thick thighs and healthy hips.

After New York Fashion Week ended, many plus-size experts and influencers wondered why plus-size models had disappeared. According to 'The Fashion Spot', which publishes a report on the diversity of fashion shows every season, the casting rate of plus-size models has steadily increased since spring 2016, and in spring 2020, 68 plus-size models, accounting for about 5% of the total cast, The model was cast and reached its peak. But what about the spring 2023 season? Although the report is yet to be published, it can be clearly stated that the diversity of sizes has decreased without reference. This phenomenon was especially noticeable at shows in Europe, such as Paris and Milan.<br>I was fully aware of the fact that trends could exist on my body, but the shock I felt was much greater. Aren't you tired of this fad? There are enough fads that you feel like you have to follow. With a plus-size body, I've never had a problem with my body in the last 10 years. This is because changes that were previously considered impossible are continuously taking place. Even Abercrombie, which seemed to forever remain a brand only for white people with a 'standard body type', developed a plus size line, and movements such as 'Health at Every Size', which regards a patient's weight as an unimportant factor in a medical context, are of course drawing attention. Plus-size celebrities like Lizzo, Adie Bryant and Jennifer Coolidge have emerged as fashion icons.

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