It's back to haunt women again -the size zero issue. A few years ago, Madrid banned anorexic models from walking the ramp. And recently , Israel has banned models who don't maintain a minimum Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.5%, in response to a reality check, albeit a little late, on the rampant spreading of eating disorders among female models.
But even as we get to hear of these things, fact is that the ramp does create an illusion of glamour, which is lapped up by girls who look up to models, thereby being obsessed with becoming skinny . Even Giorgio Armani had admitted that `skinny is glam' is nothing but a `fashionable myth'.
Though India doesn't really have too many skinny models, the fixation to be `thin' is on a high. Idolising models or actresses is a custom among many girls, and aping their look is one of the most-followed trends in our country . As designer and choreographer Karun Raman says, "Some models do become anorexic, and Israel would have regulated the BMI law owing to eating disorders among young girls.However, to showcase my collections, I prefer girls who have some flesh.Models need to be healthy , fit and have a great body . But compromising on eating habits is not advised. India, as such, doesn't have too many skinny models. Our body type is different." Miss India contestant and citybased model Sahithya Jagannathan, who is quite skinny , says, "I am skinny because I come from a family of skinny people. In fact, it is difficult for me to put on weight. But I have never tried any shortcuts to achieve a certain look. I have healthy eating habits and follow a fitness regime. Girls can look up to fashionistas, but they should do what they want to do in a healthy way ."
But that becomes hard to follow for young girls who, to fit in, or due to peer pressure, want the `perfect everything'. Socialite Minnie Menon says, "The whole `slim is in' mantra is being taken to new levels in our coun try, where, the epitome of beauty rests in two attributes: getting fairer, or getting thinner. The second option, unfortunately , seems far more attainable to young girls, and so, there is a profusion of cold press drinks, slimming teas and several other weigh tloss options in the market."
Model and actress Parvathy Omanakuttan says, "This ban has come at the right time. Though I don't agree with banning the models as they will be left jobless, the ban will definitely encourage girls to have healthy eating habits. There have been instances when models have lost their lives owing to anorexia. While it is important to look a certain way when you are in the fashion industry , compromising on your health is a no-no. I am a fitness freak, but I am a foodie, too." On the being skinny obsession, she adds, "There is no harm getting inspired by models or actresses, but one should also remember that losing weight happens over a period of time. I stopped going to the gym as several trainers in India are not certified trainers with fitness knowledge. They end up giving the same exercise routine to someone who is 20, as they do to someone 40! When girls decide to lose weight, they should consult a proper nutritionist and customize their diet plan according to their body type instead of following what their friends do. Hard work and dedication are important." Read more here:one shoulder formal dresses
A travel agency in Kyoto has created a two-day wedding package for all the single ladies that includes a trip to a wedding dress boutique, a photographer, and even a Japanese gentleman who will play the role of fake groom in the fake wedding photos.
It’s part "Muriel’s Wedding," a little "Friends" and a dash of Beyoncé.
If you’re single, with nary a romantic prospect in sight, but want to immortalize your youth with wedding photos while you’re still “young and beautiful,” well, apparently Cerca Travel has the travel package for you.
Same goes for ladies who believe they're entitled to wear a bridal gown and feel beautiful without having to be engaged, says the travel agency.
For about 300,000 JPY ($2,500 USD), ladies will be able to choose a wedding gown or bridal kimono, get the princess treatment with hair and makeup services, and immortalize their big day with a photo shoot in nearby Japanese gardens.
The two-day package includes a night’s stay at a local hotel.
For an added fee, ladies can hire out a Japanese model to accompany them during their faux-photo shoot.
Furthermore, if you’re feeling anxious before the big day and you don’t want to eat dinner alone, the tour coordinator will double as a dinner companion -- for an added fee.
Meanwhile, the wedding package flies in the face of a major, national effort to get young people to marry and procreate.
Birth rates have plummeted in Japan due to fewer marriages and career-minded women.
The national birth rate in 2013 was at 1.43 children per woman, far below the replacement rate of 2.1 needed to sustain a stable population, according to the International Business Times earlier this year.
The results of a major survey released last summer also shed light on how attitudes to marriage are changing in Japan, suggesting that nearly one-third of Japanese think marriage is pointless.
Of the 37,610 respondents, 34 percent said they saw no merit in getting hitched.
That was especially true of respondents in their 30s, as that figure rose to 41 percent.
The travel package, meanwhile, is reminiscent of the 1994 film "Muriel’s Wedding," in which actress Toni Collette plays a cringingly socially awkward woman in her 20s desperate to get married; a "Friends" episode in which all three ladies don wedding dresses to feel better about themselves; and Beyoncé’s anthem for female singletons everywhere: “Single Ladies.”Read more at:MarieAustralia princess formal dresses
Its not just the size that matters when you are out choosing the perfect lingerie, but, the body type, the outfits you plan to pair them them with, the colour and pattern etc are some of the other factors that can help you pick the right one.
With the plethora of designs, fits, shapes, colours, prints and patterns available in the markets both retain shops and online, it can be quite confusing when it comes to buying the right one for your self. Here are some tips that can help...
SIZE YOURSELF UP
Every few months we lose or gain a few inches and our body changes. The fits of our clothes too change and hence it is important to measure yourself and find the perfect fit the band size as well as the cup size.
BRANDS DIFFER IN FITS AND STYLES
Every lingerie brand has a different fit and feel to it.
There are some shapes and styles in some brands that can change your look com MEASURE THE RIGHT WAY Using a measuring tape find out your band size -run the tape right under your breast, ribcage and back. Add five inches to it to get your chest size. Repeat this a few times till you get the same number. pletely. So, you need to try out before you purchase anything.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT T-SHIRT BRA
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that it should be seamless and the lines should not show through. A sturdy , supportive bra is ideal, under your tshirt.
STRAP IT RIGHT
When you are wearing a halter neck top or blouse opt for a bra that has removable, adjustable straps. You can criss-cross the straps so that the shoulder is left bare and your halter top looks prefect.Off-shoulder and one-shoulder dresses can also be worn with these bras where you adjust the straps to suit the outfit. Transparent straps are passe, avoid them, rather, opt for straps that are colourful and attractive, which won't look unseemly even if they peek out. PSST...
When buying online follow the reference measuring guidelines that the sites give to get the perfect fit. Read more here:MarieAustralia black formal dresses