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Glamour Magazine's November Issue: Plus-Sized Beauties

Glamour Magazine's November Issue: Plus-Sized Beauties

Glamour magazine learned that it pays to feature so-called plus-sized models in addition to the typical size 0 variety in their pages. (I say so-called because these women look pretty average sized to me!)

They got so many positive reader responses from their nude picture of model Lizzie Miller (sporting a little familiar-looking-to-most women pooch) that they've decided they're going to feature Miller and other curvy models like Crystal Renn, Kate Dillon, and Amy Lemons (shown above) in their November issue. They, too, will be in their birthday suits.

Are you looking forward to this issue?

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cubiclequeen cubiclequeen 7 years
As a big boned and tall woman who will never see the likes of a size 0 unless its the second digit in some arbitrary clothing size, I'm mildly optimistic that Glamour is taking the time to show normal sized women. I shudder at the idea that anything over an 8 is plus sized. Narrow minded and unaccepting. Breaks my heart. Huzzah to you blessed with amazing metabolism, glossy hair, and perfect teeth - for the rest of us normal girls, thank goodness we don't have to look through another magazine of stick figures and jutting ribs.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
I could give a flying flip about my size, or anyone elses'. No clothing manufacturers can agree as to what is a 6, or a 4, or a 22, so why should I care? If you ask me, size is arbitrary, and it's not an indicator of anything except the fit model's shape and the designer's opinion. I've had body image issues, and dreaded the day that the number on the tag would go from 0 to 1 or *gasp* 2, but now, feh. I'm usually either a 4 or a 6, depending on the brand and style, but I don't care what the tag says, I care about what I see and feel.
audrey87 audrey87 7 years
I think women big sized ( I mean obese people) should loose weight for their own health instead of criticize a magazine for putting really beautiful healthy women on their pages, do you really want to see obese, people on those pages?...OK, they can be beautiful...but that's not an example, like neither are super skinny women....
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 7 years
tlsgirl & ckeller825: Yes, the majority of America (and pretty much Canada too, although not as bad) is obese, but size 14 doesn't necessarily mean 'obese' or 'overweight'. It's completely important to take into account your height as well. If you're size 14 and 5'4, there may be a chance that you could be overweight. If you're 5'10 and size 14, probably not. I work at a clothing store, and when women comment on how big they are to not a size 10-12, I try to joke with them that they're too small for me too. Usually, they give me the most perplexed look and think I'm being rude or mean. I'm a plus sized to the industry, but to the rest of the world, I'm just a 'normal'.
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 7 years
Wow! I'm so excited! Also, after years of trying to be thinner at my height (I'm 6' and weight 170lbs, my thinnest was 140 at this weight because of a stomach problem), I've finally decided to try plus-sized modeling! So it's a very exciting time for someone trying to get into the industry to see this boom! Yes, it's crazy that women who are sizes 8-14 are considered 'plus-sizes', but it's a step in the right direction. If people can get used to seeing plus-sized models, and realize not all tall girls are born that thin, then hurrah! I still get a lot of comments from (mean) people saying that I could be a model if I lost weight. &$#@ you! I'm doing it my way! ;)
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
For their height, these women are healthier than their fellow models. I don't believe that the majority of those women are born skinny, they are starving.
Lori-Gragg Lori-Gragg 7 years
My daughter is 15 and she is 5'10 and wears a size 14,which is not skinny,but she's not fat either. She wants to be a singer,and is very talented,she watches all these models and singers, and is constantly saying how she hates the way her body looks, and she is a very beautiful girl,so I will be glad to see larger models in magazines, I will definately buy this issue,even though a size 8 is definately not plus sized.
1955nurse 1955nurse 7 years
When Whitney won AMNTM I thought we would strike a blow for reason in this country, but I guess not! 'Plus sized' to most people with a brain is NOT size 8 or 10, and the Couture Fashion people as well as those who support it can start taking some responsibility for the MILLIONS of young anorexic/bulemic/suicidal people that they help create!!! Maybe when a young, talented member of their family dies from Cardiac arrest/wastes away they will get the point!
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
It's true that sizes can be related to height. A 30 inch waist on someone of average height, 5'4'', looks totally different from someone who has a 30 inch waist and is 5'8''. But, since we are talking about models, and they don't usually take models of average height, 8 is damn skinny and LOOKS damn skinny. Not sickly skinny, but skinny enough!
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
I agree with Candace, SpaceKat, and TLSgirl... Size 14 may be average, but you also need to also realize that most American women are overweight/obese. So is it fair to say that 14 is average to the rest of the world? I wouldn't think so. I thought size 8 was average, for a taller woman. If you're 5'2" and size 8, I would think that's crossing the line as being overweight. Just my 2 cents for the day!
ali321 ali321 7 years
I don't really get why size 8 is a plus size. I'm not trying to rip on skinny poeple, but I don't agree that it's attractive to be as skinny as most models. I think it makes you look unhealthy and skeleton-like. I just don't know who decided that models should be that size. I guess I think a model should just be a model and they should come in all shapes and sizes like real people do.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
I like that this is a step forward. I just hope the fashion industry realizes how much women want to see more normal looking women in their pages, and feature them more consistently. And btw, there is no way an 8 should be considered plus size.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
Apparently I'm doomed to be fat. :P I'm a size 18-20 now, and the smallest I want to be is 12-14. I'm 5'10" going on 5'11" and the women in my family look thin enough to be models in a size 10, and I don't wanna be that skinny. I think it's redonkulous how "thin" you have to be to be a model. I saw a photo once, where the model could pretty much wrap her hands all the way around her waist.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm with candace on this - 14 is only average when you compare it to the rest of America, which is in pretty bad shape as a whole.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
I've never bought Glamour issue but I will definitely be picking this issue up.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Bella that's awful! Some people don't know what they are talking about. I had that happen to me once. I was told if I lost about 10 pounds I could model and I was barely 95 lbs (I'm 5'6").
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I think it is a good idea that mainstream fashion magazines feature plus sized models. Hopefully they will also start featuring clothes/fashions/stores that cater to larger sizes as well. Loulou in Canada does it quite frequently and I don't think that the people who are not plus-sized mind the addition.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Years ago, I met a model who was doing a job at my workplace. She said, "You know, if you gained about 10 pounds, you could be a plus-size model." I was a size 2 at the time. Sigh. So yeah, "plus size" in the modeling world is pretty crazy. I do like seeing Glamour do this, though I'm hoping the editors will *continue* to feature women of different sizes, issue after issue.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 7 years
I'm 5'11 and a size 10, I will enjoy seeing women my height and my size in the magazine. I think it's a step towards diversifying. Even if it's not the diversity everybody wants, the magazine is still responding to its readers.
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