What We’re Reading This Week: Glamour’s Plus Size Models, and Mom Friendly Outfits


Glamour Magazine November 2009 CoverHonestly, I don’t know WHAT had gotten into Glamour lately, but I love it.  LOVE it.  Pictured at right is Glamour magazine’s November cover, featuring all plus size models.  And they look beautiful.

Why all the focus on plus-size models?  Glamour ran an article this summer, featuring a beautiful women with a (gasp) poochy stomach.   She’s Lizzie Miller, and her photo garnered tons of comments.  So Glamour, realizing that a movement was afoot, ran with it, and hence, November’s cover.  Well done, Glamour.  Read the feature story, These Bodies Are Beautiful At Every Size, or the editor’s take.

Furthermore, it’s a rare day indeed that I see a national fashion magazine (other than a parenting related mag) showing outfits that are actually practical for running around with a toddler.  However, Glamour’s 10 Weekend Outfit Ideas are pretty good!  I don’t like all of them, but there are a ton ideas for us moms to glean.  And you know I love look 10 – it’s all about a scarf.

Glamour, how refreshing.  It’s so nice to see a serious fashion magazine embracing what we’ve known all along:  Poochy stomachs, c-section scars, a little extra on the arms, hips and butt doesn’t prevent one from being beautiful.  It’s all part of the package.

Let’s hope that our culture’s obsession with unhealthy thinness is, like stirrup pants, an awkward trend that’s on it’s way out.

Cheers to an updated standard of beauty.