Ideals of Beauty

The Fashion Industry's Influence on Society's Standards

Aspiring Models Endangering Their Health For the Runway

The pressure the fashion industry puts upon models in the beginning of their career causes them to develop extreme diets, bulimia, and anorexia. The strict physical requirements needed to become a model are unrealistic and not achievable. It's impossible to attain these requirements without surgery or harmful diets.

9 out of 10 people do not fit into these physical requirments

Society's standards:

  • Tall (6 feet) and slim girls
  • Weigh about 5-15kg less than recommended weight for their height
  • 35 inches max for hip measurements and down another 10 inches for waist measurements
  • Long natural hair
  • No flaws or imperfections
  • Structured jawline and cheek bones

Model's in magazines can easily be edited and altered but ordinary people cannot become walking instragram filters.

Top International Models In Today's Fashion Industry

70% of Girls Feel These Images Influence Their Self Esteem

"You Want to be What You See"

Fashion magazines can trigger feelings of insecurities and depression. Teens feel the need to look a certain way in order to feel that they belong and are beautiful. Their confidence is based on the image they see in the mirror.

Direct pressure from intensified "perfection" standards craft the media's perception on ordinary beauty.

If the fashion industry showed women of all sizes, shapes and colors in a positive and uplifting manner, society's ideal image of beauty would be more realistic.

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