Monday, July 14, 2008

Here comes the (anorexic) bride  

This is a sad article. It's about the extreme pressure women feel to be thin on their wedding days, to the point where many crash diet, exercise beyond their limits, or even develop eating disorders. They all are concerned with looking good in pictures and when walking down the aisle while being stared at by all the guests. One survey of 1,000 brides found that 1 in 5 would postpone their wedding if they didn't meet a weight goal, and another study found that 70% of women want to lose weight before their wedding ceremony.

I understand wanting to look good for such a big event, and I don't have a problem with healthy dieting to do so... but starving themselves? To me, a wedding is about celebrating finding your soulmate, not about developing anorexia to fit into a size 2 wedding gown. This reminds me of that terrible show on the Women's Entertainment channel: "Bulging Brides." Even the title makes me cringe. It's a reality show about women who buy wedding dresses that are too small for them, and then spend their remaining time before the wedding dieting and exercising to try and fit into it.

Please, ladies, stick to healthy methods of getting in shape. If your partner is worth anything, s/he won't give a crap what size dress you're wearing.

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10 comments: to “ Here comes the (anorexic) bride

  • July 15, 2008 at 1:52 AM  

    This reminds me of the Sarah Haskins video - Target Women (Wedding Show Edition)...

    The worst is the part with the "back cleavage" ... that woman was so thin! No matter what you look like, if you squeeze yourself into a dress 4 sizes too small, it will pinch your skin and give you "back cleavage." And even if this woman was heavier.. who cares? Get a dress that fits instead of buying the wrong size and then shaming yourself for not fitting into it.

  • July 15, 2008 at 5:17 PM  

    Oh that's so true. People fail to realize that wearing too-tight close only do the opposite of what effect they are trying to achieve - they only make them look overweight.

  • July 18, 2008 at 7:27 AM  

    If someone you know manifests a symptom of Anorexia or any eating disorder, it is important to talk about the need for a treatment.

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  • August 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

    Hello Interesting information about anorexic. Thanks for this useful article.

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  • March 30, 2011 at 4:33 PM  

    I think anorexia is a theme that should be treated with much care and preparation, because right now many people in the world are suffering it... Nice post!

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  • July 27, 2011 at 10:56 AM  

    If you have purchased them, wear your wedding undergarments or something nude colored and in a similar style. The Boston Bridal Fashion Examiner recommends wearing some makeup and fixing your hair so that you have a better idea of how the dress truly looks. The Knot suggests trying on a variety of styles to see what you may like, even if you have a set idea. You may be surprised at what flatters you. Halter styles often flatter bigger bustlines, while empire waistlines hide larger hips. According to the Knot, wedding dresses often run small, so pay attention to fit and do not be worried if you have to order a dress up to two sizes larger than normal.
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