Full bodied “goddesses” depicted in Baroque paintings of the 1600s would have trouble getting airtime in our present-day fat phobic culture. Today even Marilyn Monroe, iconic sex symbol of the 1950s, would be subject to a photo shop diet.
Fortunately, after decades of aspiring to mimic the Twiggy-thin ideal, the well endowed tush is once again growing in popularity. Although I’m not a fan of the Kardashians, I’m grateful for their influence on increasing the acceptable size of the modern woman’s derriere.
Thanks to Kim, millennials are LESS prone to ask: Does my butt look big?
Here’s the big challenge. Often an ample behind accompanies a matching muffin top. Despite this pairing of attributes, women are attempting to alter nature. It’s no easy task combining the fashion industry’s skeletal weight standard, with a shapely bottom. Unless you want to live on a Stairmaster and eat celery sticks all day, your tangible options are limited.
Apparently I Love You Often…just not always, applies to everything from your “honey” to your hiney. Although the tempting tush has cycled back into vogue, love handles are still in question. Special thanks to the designer of the Fred and Friends baking cups; reminding us that a muffin top is perhaps… just more of a good thing?
So Lean In everyone.
Move to the middle, and take a bite.
“Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good.”