Even though the title “Love Your Body” sounds empowering, it can only be empowering if the woman reading it considers herself to have a body she loves. In the case of the Victoria ‘s Secret models, this would clearly only apply to a small number of women. Almost all forms of advertisements nowadays bombard women with what is supposedly the “ideal body”. The fact that their bodies seem ideal is solely due to a vision society has created and for most females, this stereotype is unattainable. Most models in advertisements look unrealistic and this is due to the fact that they are far below a healthy body weight.
Ethical issues in Cosmetic Industry Makeup was used by woman thousand years ago. Women of Ancient Egypt used cosmetics to decorate their looks with use of oils and eyeliners. They were mystified by the discovery that this make-up not only made them look beautiful but also prevented them from bacterial infection due to the content of mild toxic. These qualities of the cosmetic an allure were the Egyptian women couldn’t resist using it. Later it spread across Rome and Greece, were the cosmetics was only used by ruling classes.
In actuality, Zelda bore a resemblance to Rosalind because Zelda too was independent, did what she yearned to do and expressed her viewpoints without inhibitions or restrictions (Solomon). For her, women such as Rosalind must be admired because of their courage, their recklessness and spend-thriftiness. The first quarter of the 20th century saw several young women in America as “flappers” because it was a craze adapted by all. F. Scott Fitzgerald said that the character of Rosalind Connage resembled his own wife and thus “the original American flapper” was in reality base on Zelda herself
I feel very great being born as a woman. Have you ever experienced the elegance of womanhood? Dressing up like men and projecting oneself as woman doesn’t go hand in hand. You could be a fashion freak, smelling of Nina Ricci, or all decked up in Yves St. Laurent, but I personally feel, to project a feminist way i.e., the woman in you, you need that wow factor within you. That is when one can be truly beautiful, elegant, gorgeous, attractive and all the million descriptive words for women.
According to the media, thinness is the ideal shape, and is expected for women to be considered attractive. This idea of beauty has been portrayed in movies, television, social media, magazines, and everyday life. Statistics states that today forty-two percent of young girls in grades first through third want to be thinner (“Gender, Race, and the Media”). From this statistic, it’s clear to see that these girls feel this way because the media advertises women as being perfect. The use of photoshop is another factor in why young girls think beauty is accomplished through appearance.
5), the size of the clothing was rather rational. But as the Eighteenth Century went on, the size of the hoop considerably increased and resulted in the unnatural widening of the woman’s outlet. This fashion evolution was massively condemned by the society –that is to say, men. However, this curious transformation of the hoop-petticoat happened to be fuelled by their expectations of the woman’s role in society. Since the women belonged to the private sphere, their main concerns had to revolve around femininity and motherhood and such prospects had to transpire in their appearance.
However, Coco Chanel designed clothing for women that were more practical, comfortable and elegant. She daringly rebelled against many fashion restrictions for women during her time. The reason why Coco Chanel stood out among many fashion designers is that she designed clothes for women that represented clothing reserved
Magazines are a large part of our society, whether it is when they are featured in commercials, seen in stores, or on social media including the magazine's website. This means that people, especially women, are exposed to images of women who are seen as perfect, women who are often photo shopped beyond recognition and realistic possibility. These magazines often offer beauty and fashion advice, and discuss celebrity gossip. However, magazines often depict unrealistic beauty standards and perpetuate double-standards between women and men, particularly regarding age. One magazine cover in particular, a People Magazine with Julia Roberts on the cover, discusses the concept of "staying forever young."
Starting in the 1950s, hems of dresses and skirts began to rise showing more of women’s arms, shoulders, and legs. As stated before, nurse uniforms in the 1920s were ankle length along with long sleeves, creating a very conservative vibe. However, as women’s clothing was changing in the fashion industry, nurses’ fashion also followed. Female nurses began wearing short-sleeved dresses that reached shortly below the knees (Figure 3). The burden that the heavy, large white uniforms had on not only the nurse but also the patient – they were receiving less care as a consequence of the nurses’ limited capabilities – is one of the few reasons alterations took place.
Magazine advertisement have glorify younger, taller, thinner women to be epitome of a successful young women. In the society today, all of these impose as the standards of beauty. The young women portrayed in those magazines, they will feel insecure about their bodies and will do anything to let them look like the modern successful young women. They will start to purchase all the beauty products, diet aides and other product to ensure they can have a perfect body. All the company do not care about the product effect, they just care about their profit.