ABCs of Marilyn Monroe

→ D: Dress size

Marilyn’s dress size has been up for debate for years. Rumours that she was a size 16 (UK) were widely believe to be true. In April 2009, a journalist for The Times, who was a size 12 (UK) had the chance to try some of Marilyn’s clothes on. To her surprise, the clothing did not fit - and it wasn’t because they were too big! Quite the opposite actually, the clothes were too small. It is her opinion, which cannot be denied, is credible, due to her own experience, that Marilyn was a size 8 (UK) or at her “heavier” moments a size 10 in today’s sizes. Although Marilyn was a very curvy woman, she was a lot smaller than many people believe and in reality would never have fit size 16 clothing.

Since when were curves dismissed as not being ‘normal’ or 'beautiful’

we’re all taught to love our bodies but how can we when we’re fed such crap from magazines about size 0 being the new size 2. 

How can a number define beauty? simple…it can’t.

We’re all different, but as a child I was taught this was a good thing.

Fuck society’s idea of beauty.