Most American women want to see size zero models banned from the runway
New research says women would prefer to see fuller figure models walk the runway.
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As New York Fashion Week continues, American women are sharing their opinions on the models that are walking during Fashion Week.
According to new research from money saving site CouponCodes4u.com, who polled 1,947 American women to discover their thoughts on healthy body image and whether or not the fashion industry has more to do in order to showcase healthier women, the majority of American women want to see a ban on size zero models that are used during the shows (64 percent agreed that those models should not be used). In addition, 16 percent of women would prefer not only a lack of size zero models, but more fuller figured models featured in the shows.
Of the women who wanted to see size zero models banned, 62 percent said it was because they thought these women were bad role models for other young women, while 55 percent said size zero models gave women a false impression of what is acceptable and normal weight-wise. In addition, 31 percent said size zero models looked ‘dangerously unhealthy’ and so it was unsafe for the models themselves to be used.
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“As it is NY Fashion Week, we were interested to see whether or not American women felt that the fashion industry had followed through with its promise to include more healthy women on the runway. Unfortunately, the majority of women polled felt that not enough healthier women were used and that these models were not only a negative influence on their own self esteem, but on younger women,” said Mark Pearson, Chairman of CouponCodes4u.com, in a press release.
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“While it is up to the fashion industry to use healthier women on the runway and in the magazines, what is the most important thing is to keep in mind what is healthy and right for you. Trying to reach an unattainable weight goal is not only damaging to your health but to your self esteem.”
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