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V magazine's super-sized

V magazine's super-sized - If V magazine's anything to go by, it seems size really doesn't matter in 2010.

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Curves ahead - V magazine
Models.com's preview of the images.
V's new magazine hits the news-stands today and some of the images covering the pages may surprise you. For the last few days, images from V's size issue have appeared on models.com and they've caused a bit of a stir. Models with ample thighs, bums and tums are splashed all over the pages of the magazine and the images are receiving both praise and criticism.

V's website says: "What's the skinny on today's models? Big is bigger than ever, and these bombshells of plus-size are proving that there's plenty of room in the fashion world for women who look like...women."

The same issue is also featuring images of models you'd expect to see on catwalks and on pages of magazines everyday which there's been no ounce of comment on.

So, are women like these going to be featured more in 2010? Are these the types of women you'd like to photograph more? Let us know your thoughts.
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cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
14 Jan 2010 11:04AM
Its about time too, Lets face it the " Anorexic Chic " look is tired and quite frankly a misrepresentation of the truth, Chosen by the limited minds who choose to deceive the eye.

If you are fooled by the catwalks, You will be thrilled by the sight of clothes drapped from department store racks/clothes hangers.

Its really that simples....Smile

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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Jan 2010 12:59PM
Awesome. Long overdue IMO and...

FINALLY - I get a chance to convince my wife that she really IS gorgeous!! Wink
14 Jan 2010 2:02PM
Its good that they are doing this.

I would say however that depite their size, it looks to me the shots have still had some very heavy retouching done to them - and that still makes the images misleading.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 2:35PM
Great images of lovely girls - attraction is a state of mind.
I look forward to seeing more beauty in more types of people.
ChrisV Plus
11 2.1k 26 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 12:36PM
Equivocation. These types of images are aspirational, so it's about what could and should appeal. Personally [and I'd say this at least should be a universal] healthy is attractive. That means not grossly overweight but certainly not painfully thin either.

The fashion industry's prior obsession with stick-thin clotheshorses might be convenient for its designers, but it's really of no benefit - and perhaps a degree of detriment - to the wider public.

Balance is the key and if we are to view such models as exemplars, they should at least be of a healthy body-mass. It would do no one any harm and in fact be a positive thing for the general public to seek to emulate such a state - even if it is not totally realistic.

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