For many years, we’ve been held to very slim magnificence requirements by society, advertisers and the media. Bombarded with unattainable photos that make us really feel dangerous about ourselves. Programmed to consider that younger, slim, white and wrinkle-free is engaging. But, go to any seashore and the truth is kind of completely different. Everyone seems to be there, and guess what, no-one is judging. They’re too busy having fun with themselves…
Somewhat than love our our bodies and what they do for us, this exterior stress to look a sure approach contributes to poor physique picture, diminished vanity and far more. I do know issues have moved on – and I’m not speaking about Martha Stewart on the duvet of Sports activities Illustrated – however we nonetheless have to see a rise within the visibility of older girls, extra variety and fewer photoshopping. In fact, everybody ought to be represented: extra girls of their 50s-and-beyond, extra shapes, sizes, ethnicities and skills portrayed realistically by the media. This reduces stereotyping and permits us to see the wonder in ourselves.
Research into Age and Media Illustration confirms that ‘the pictures we see of ourselves on display – are very highly effective in swaying ageing trajectories.’ Fortunately, just a few smaller swimwear manufacturers are growing illustration by displaying un-retouched photos of attractive mature girls who look a bit like us. Shout out to Davy J, Deakin & Blue, Form & Fold and YouSwim.
Sadly, most large manufacturers are nonetheless displaying their swimwear completely on youthful fashions. Do they not know girls of our age LOVE wild swimming? Anyhow. I’ve executed my finest to incorporate a variety of various types on completely different physique shapes and never an array of lithe youngsters:
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