Why Can’t Short Girls Model?


All of us short girls who have had dreams of becoming a glorified runway model have heard the phrase “You CAN’T. You’re far too short” at least once in their life. Has anyone ever questioned why only women of stature are considered for the runway? Is this a form of bias? Are designers too lazy to customize their creations to actually fit the model’s body? Most importantly, How is the everyday woman to know what the clothes will look like on her specific body type? 95% of the world does not fit into the cookie cutter supermodel mold. Clothing creations and styles don’t only look fashionable on tall, skinny bean poles. Whatever happened to the Renaissance mentality that voluptuous women are the epitome of beauty? So what is the reason short girls can’t model? Perhaps we may never know as designers continue to state a sea of excuses as to why tall is the superior preference. Perhaps one day modern fashion standards will change. It is interesting to note that those who hold this biased view look nothing like the body image presented. Women are not a one package deal. Real women come in all shapes and sizes that need to be celebrated. The curves of women are beautiful while a mannequin dulls in comparison. Humans were not meant to look emaciated and frail. Viva la curves!

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