Image of Beauty: Skin and bones?
The image of beauty has changed century to century. For example, during 17th century a plump figure was thought to be more beautiful than anything else. Now, the only thing that's recognized as beautiful is skinny women that look like a breeze from the wind machines on the catwalks could blow them over. These women are too skinny and women today are being bombarded with pictures of these impossible ideas of body image.
According to Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders Inc, the average lady is about 5'4'', she weighs 145lbs, and her hips are 40-42'' around. Compare that to a popular figure in the "girl world", Barbie, who would be 6'0'', 101 lbs, and have hips that are 33'' if in human proportions. A store mannequin, the thing everyone looks at to see how clothes look on someone, are usually 6'0'' tall, dress size 6 with hips that are 34'' around.