Over the years, we have noticed the changes in styles and interest in the fashion world. The fascinating red-lip Mary-lynn might be a bit too lousy in our present time where nude is the new cool. It is also funny how fashion was once about the cloth you had on but now, is the body behind the clothes. On this same platform of transformation in the fashion sphere, skin and body which has always been part of fashion has also transformed in fad and fancy.
The straight-legged, less curvy white girl who could easily slip on a miniskirt or a pair of jean and feel extra sexy in just about anything, has now been pushed aside by ‘fat-assed’ lady. Well, time happened and reality turned in favour of the ‘big butt’ thick girl. We have the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, Beyonce, Omotola, Evelyn Lozada, Shakira etc who belong to this class. The once forbidden, now being the envy of the skinny clan has pushed more women to squats or surgeries just to improve their bodies. Beauty has almost suddenly become defined by the kind of ‘booty’ one has on. In fact, this has in many ways posed adverse effects on the frail-esteemed youth in the real world. People go through the length to acquire this new body goal and those who can’t afford to do so are left hanging on to a single strand of admiration for themselves.
Having a look like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Toke Makinwa would certainly have to cost much. But the question now is, in reality, is beauty really measured by a certain type of body? Do all guys have preference for the big butt woman or is she still seen as ugly, for her ‘fat ass’? Is the skinny lady a turn off in terms of beauty and fashion or is she just as relevant as the other women in her field? How many young people feel less about themselves because their bodies do not clone the ones on their favourite celebrities? How much harmful effect do the media pose on the reality of teens and young adults in terms of beauty, body and fashion? The answers to these questions can be found even within the star world. We can’t mention the likes of Omotola Jalade without recognising the star in Genevieve Nnaji despite the disparity in their body types. This tells us that the body, having its own goals is not so much important as to allowing our relevance hang on from it. There are women with not too conspicuous behinds who are also beautiful and sexy and highly fashionable. They include: Jada Smith, Kendall Jenner, Tiwa Savage, Lupita Nyong’o, Selena Gomez, Agbani Darego, Michelle Obama and many others. The list could go on but if you do not remember anything at all, remember that all the names mentioned in this write up have achieved bigger goals than just body goals.
Smart is the fashion that’ll never change.
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