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Scars and All: My First Boudoir Photoshoot | The Lingerie Addict | Lingerie For Who You Are

[TLA Archives] Scars and All: My First Boudoir Photoshoot

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NYC storefront ditches mannequin with protruding ribs
La Perla’s SoHo window display featured a mannequin with sharply protruding ribs dressed in a bikini and holding a beach towel. After an image of the window made its way to the internet, though, the brand was quick to issue an apology for its poor decision.

My thoughts, via the TLA Facebook page:
So this photo from La Perla has been circulating the internet all day, and while I probably won’t write a blog post on it, I did want to comment on it as a lingerie blogger (especially since La Perla, after all, is a lingerie brand). There's nothing inherently offensive about a ribcage. Some women have visible rib cages. This doesn't mean they have an eating disorder or that they're starving to death or that they're in any way unhealthy. It just means you can see the outline of their ribs (which could be caused by a naturally large ribcage and/or low body fat). There’s a very wide range of “healthy” and “normal” for women’s bodies. Some women are on the thin side. Some women are on the thick side. And what you may or may not personally find attractive or “sexy” is a completely separate conversation from health. The two should not be confused. I wish that, instead of removing the mannequins entirely, La Perla saw this as an opportunity to diversify the sizes of the mannequins they use in their stores. There’s nothing wrong with having a thin mannequin. But there is a problem when ALL the mannequins are thin. Turning this conversation into a war on ribcages completely misses the point.

theweekmagazine:

NYC storefront ditches mannequin with protruding ribs

La Perla’s SoHo window display featured a mannequin with sharply protruding ribs dressed in a bikini and holding a beach towel. After an image of the window made its way to the internet, though, the brand was quick to issue an apology for its poor decision.

My thoughts, via the TLA Facebook page:

So this photo from La Perla has been circulating the internet all day, and while I probably won’t write a blog post on it, I did want to comment on it as a lingerie blogger (especially since La Perla, after all, is a lingerie brand).

There's nothing inherently offensive about a ribcage. Some women have visible rib cages. This doesn't mean they have an eating disorder or that they're starving to death or that they're in any way unhealthy. It just means you can see the outline of their ribs (which could be caused by a naturally large ribcage and/or low body fat).

There’s a very wide range of “healthy” and “normal” for women’s bodies. Some women are on the thin side. Some women are on the thick side. And what you may or may not personally find attractive or “sexy” is a completely separate conversation from health. The two should not be confused.

I wish that, instead of removing the mannequins entirely, La Perla saw this as an opportunity to diversify the sizes of the mannequins they use in their stores. There’s nothing wrong with having a thin mannequin. But there is a problem when ALL the mannequins are thin. Turning this conversation into a war on ribcages completely misses the point.

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Body Image: It Doesn’t Matter What Size You Are...Stop the Body Snark | The Lingerie Addict | Lingerie For Who You Are

TLA Flashback | Body Image: It Doesn’t Matter What Size You Are… Stop the Body Snark

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For the Last Time, "Tribal African Women" Are Not Proof That Bras Prevent Breast Sagging | The Lingerie Addict | Lingerie For Who You Are

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