Former Spice Girl and current fashion designer Victoria Beckham, sparked some serious body-shaming debates when she posted a GIF on her Instagram of a model posing in her AW2016 collection. The model is an expected size, however her followers seemed to be shocked. The followers views are spilt into three camps; those who decided it was okay to body shame the model, those who defended the model, and those that questioned Beckham’s decision on not carrying a variety of sizes.
Hectic_Bird I can’t understand why @victoriabeckham does’t design for all shapes & sizes?! Yes we all know that the runway models are very slim & a certain height. But what about the rest of the population who range from size 10 to 24 etc. We should be included! We are all just as beautiful inside & out as a size 0 model, just a little fuller! #justsaying you used to be bigger back in the day???????? cater for 1, you should cater for all????????????
preppymaher Don’t understand why designers can’t design for all shapes and sizes. We should be sticking together and building each other up as women and not knocking each other down. It would be a very boring world if we all looked the same, after all who wants to live in Stepford? Let’s celebrate individuality xx
Currently, Beckham’s fashion line offers up to a UK size 14, which is a US size 10, and curvier celebrities like Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez have all been spotted rocking Beckham’s designs. Great, but of course there needs to be more body diversity. Not so surprisingly, there’s still a disconnect when it comes to body shaming. Body positivity means that all bodies should be celebrated and that means all bodies. So, Beckham give the people what they really really want, fashions for all.