Believe it or not, in these thin-obsessed times, there were small pockets of history in which the messaging to women was not ‘don’t eat, be forever small’, but rather, curvy is better, so gain some pounds dammit and be more attractive.
Why be skinny?! How will I ever find a man to love me either wise I can hear some of you women exclaiming. Not that you need to believe men are looking for size zero babes, as there are many desirable curvaceous women that are indeed quite desirable thank you very much.
The adverts date back to 1908 and various versions were published in magazines and newspapers from then until the Eighties. They state that being thin, which many women today aspire to, does not make you happy and can lead to you being ostracised. And while many catwalk models today are a size zero, all the models in these adverts have buxom cleavages and curvy hips.
Oh dear how the times have changed. The moral ladies, just be a healthy you and don’t pay too much attention what society tells you is the right image, after all that’s bound to change sooner or later too…
Enjoy the Vintage Ads Gallery
Why be skinny? Come on and enjoy life!