Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Curvy women: Mad Men Era

From Time.com: 

"Mad Men kicks off in the age of Marilyn, and the show's resident sex symbol is Joan, the curvaceous office manager who would scoff at the thought of wearing a minimizer bra. Back then, big busts and corresponding hips were in, and while small waists were part of the deal, size 2 wasn't something to strive for. Fashion flattered the hourglass figure, not the straight and narrow. Women looked more like females — you know, the gender capable of producing and nursing another human being — than like adolescent boys. Alas, this is the early '60s. Soon Twiggy will come along and ruin everything."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2005928_2005926_2005838,00.html #ixzz1VFof6Cc0

"One thing is clear: These women love their curves: "It's OK to have curves and be a woman. I wish more women would realize that's what men like," January Jones said. As for Christina Hendricks? "My healthiest habit is keeping positive about my body at whatever stage it is -- being confident and celebrating who I am at the moment."


  1. Amen for this! Women should have curves!

  2. totally agree! as a curvier girl myself, it's definitely empowering to read things like this :)