Slink mag fashion shoot

Do Plus Size Models Promote Obesity?

Slink magazine – which is aimed at larger curvier women – has hit back after critics have claimed that it is promoting being an unhealthy shape.

Slink mag fashion shoot
A fashion shoot for Slink mag

The recently launched mag claims that the average woman (a UK size 14/16) is constantly frustrated by being presented pages of fashion in the media that are not only very expensive but they couldn’t fit into.
It claims its models are never airbrushed to look smaller or larger and are never below a size 14/16.

Editor in Chief Rivkie Baum says:

✔ We talk health and fitness NOT diets and bikini bodies.

✔ Our food section, run by the Head Chef at the Chelsea Brasserie, is all about great ingredients, not calorie counting.

✔ The fashion is an eclectic mix of high-street, high-end and online that fits up to a size 22 (although we do try to go 30 where we can) and with price points to suit every purse.

Read more: Slink magazine

Do you think plus size models promote obesity and make it OK to be bigger? And is it true that mainstream magazines focus too much on models who are super skinny – or do women really prefer to see clothes modelled on someone who is very slim? Let us know your thoughts below…

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website Featureworld.co.uk, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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