When unconventional beauty is the real one

A very common topic today is the concept of beauty and how it's perceived or should be! in society, and I'm very glad it is brought up by nearly every major fashion and beauty company. I found an article on MarieClaire where eleven people were redefining beauty itself. Even though this is called 'unconventional' beauty I am pretty sure the majority of people don't look like Victoria's Angels, so we should use that word with care.

"There is no wrong way to be a woman." (Denise Bidot)

"Women shouldn't have to step into men's roles to be empowered." (Rain Dove)

The widening of the realm of Beauty has often put into shame the more conventional concept of beauty, which I believe to be unfair. And, quite frankly, ridiculous when it comes to gender: why does it have to be such a huge deal if a male model wears female clothes, or vice versa? Fashion has done it all by now, medicine and technology are advancing rapidly, in politics everything seems to be fair, same goes for sex and war. Why is fashion still so bounded to gender qualification then? 

"We must stop looking for guidance on how to be beautiful because we can be our own compasses." (Jillian Mercado)

As history of art always showed well-rounded women in most of the paintings and classic statues; it was about time to see some curves on the catwalks as well. I may not be aware of the strategically placed dresses over bones for show purposes, but for social purposes I'm definitely glad we can see other body types on fashion magazines.

"Why are we so focused on having the girl fit the clothes rather than having the clothes fit the girls?" (Robyn Lawley)

For the sake of discussion: if the same "Is your body beach ready" advertisement was showing a different model, that infamous company would have gotten just the same amount of critics and negative publicity.

Just because an advertisement tells that product X is the number one for silky hair, it doesn't mean that they are shaming all the other kind of hair texture. On the other side, whoever was thinking about changing hair products might find that ad the perfect solution at the perfect moment.

So, if you feel you are ready for the beach, grab your bathing suit/bikini/Eden leaves and have fun!! If you want to lose weight, please feel free to do so in a healthy way. If you wish you had more "cushion for the pushin" I'm sure there's a way to achieve that ideal as well. If you think your body is not worth showing, you probably need to surround yourself with more positive and accepting people.
Just saying. 

Let's just close that Vogue issue for the time being, as these unconventional(?) beauties are still working on it. 

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