I’ve never been slim — I played offensive line in high school — but I’m no cow either. (I’m happily a “Russell Crowe” body type.) So I immediately went across the street, bought a tailor’s measuring tape, and trudged from shop to shop, trying on various brands’ casual dress pants. It took just two hours to tear my self-esteem to smithereens and raise some serious questions about what I later learned is called “vanity sizing.”
It’s almost a given that professional models are thin, but Topshop recently came under fire for a photo on their website of model Codie Young, who many people considered to be too thin. Young recently took to her blog to defend herself against accusations of being anorexic, but we’ve got a whole host of problems with Topshop, critics and Young beyond her size.
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