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  •  what more do you expect from the Daily Fail? (1+ / 0-)
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    dov12348

    but what struck me was that Barbie's bust measurement was the least bizarre of all.  The others were way way out of scale,but on this, the mismatch with reality wasn't.....gotta have good boobs!  Jeez, in a doll!

    •  Yeah, the DM missed something re: Barbie's boobs (4+ / 0-)

      Sure, because average women are much fuller figured, their breast size::height ratio is maybe similar to Barbie's.  But if the article had noted the ratio of Barbie's breast size::neck circumference, we would understand better that the only living woman who has a ratio anywhere near that, would be a severe anorexic with mega implants in her chest.

      I remember seeing one such woman at my gym one day a decade ago.  It was very uncomfortable to even look at her, dangerously thin and frail with a long blond dye-job and those impossibly huge round things in front of her.  

      Personally, though I am a gay man, if I were straight I'd totally go for the healthy, full-figured "J-Lo" body type in a woman, more than the extreme skinny.  I think most straight guys (and women who are attracted to women) feel the same.  There's a real disconnect between the doll/high-fashion body type, and what regular people actually find attractive and pleasing when it comes to actual physical intimacy.

      •  fashion models chosen to make clothes look good (3+ / 0-)
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        middleagedhousewife, Torta, chimene
        There's a real disconnect between the doll/high-fashion body type, and what regular people actually find attractive and pleasing when it comes to actual physical intimacy.
        Fashion has got cause and effect completely backward.  Models - both female and now male since there are laws against too-thin female models - are chosen in order to make the clothes they wear look good.  This means thin and flat.  Attractive bodies - both female and male - are comparatively broad, thick, and especially curvy; either they shape the clothes around themselves rather than letting the clothes seem to float freely to assume the shape of the design sketch - and fashion plates are given unrealistic proportions from the very beginning - or the bodies are completely concealed by the clothes, so why bother?

        At the same time, clothes meant to flatter attractive bodies don't offer very many opportunities for actual design: they're invariably simple, form-fitting, and as revealing as possible.

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