View Full Version : Weight gain preserves beauty (article)

19th May 2011, 01:06
Despite the media's relentless curve-o-phobic agenda, the realization that being fuller figured actually increases beauty, while weight loss destroys beauty, is slowly entering public consciousness.

At the very least, Nigella's lawson's contention (http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=2057) that weight gain is a natural fountain of youth and preserves a young appearance is gaining traction.

This popular Web log echoes Nigella's point.


The title is inelegant, but the argument is sound:

One of the few perks of getting older is that suddenly you look better fuller. Don't believe me? Think of the stars who have stayed thin -- Teri Hatcher (44), Madonna (52), Sarah Jessica Parker (46). They all look older than their years, no?

Then think of...Nigella Lawson who recently said she wouldn't lose weight despite pressure because it would "age" her. And right she is.

The fact is, as we age, [it's] impossible to be both thin and keep our faces from sagging, revealing the lines and sunken cheekbones. It's depressing, but there is a silver lining, too. We can eat what we want! Finally!

Madonna was hot and curvy in her young days, her youthful pudge taking years off her age, but time and lots of yoga have done a number on her looks. She would do well to drink some whole milk, eat some ice cream, and give up her dieting days because what you see below is the aging process at its most vicious:

Or how about Sarah Jessica Parker? Last year's Sex and the City 2 was almost cruel in the way it focused on all these women who are all way too thin and way too wrinkled. The fact is, "fresh-faced" often means a little fat in the cheeks, some pudge to keep that youthful exuberance. SJP could use some serious plumping ASAP:

All the skinny ladies...better start eating cake the day before they hit that milestone [40] because the choice is really theirs.

I, for one, plan to channel Nigella in my old(er) age!
Much of the author's post is worthy of the Judgment of Paris in its pro-curvy stance. To hear a mainstream writer acknowledging that "youthful pudge" is beautiful, that women need "serious plumping" and should "eat cake" to remain attractive -- and conversely, that being "way too thin" and having "sunken cheekbones" is unattractive -- is definitely an encouraging development.

The only significant quibble with the writer's argument is that she specifies that being fuller figured increases beauty when a woman is older, whereas in truth, it is a benefit to female beauty at every age. A plus-size model in her mid 20s, let's say, will also look even fresher and younger if she is fuller figured, whereas if she diminishes herself, she will look ten years older, and not in a good way.

Take age out of it, and the formula is sound: plus size equals plus beauty.