The changing shape of women’s bodies: My theory.
Kathy Shaidle had a posted yesterday that “Today’s woman, shaped like a tube: as I’ve been telling you” and she’s right. She asked if anyone knew why this is happening and I have a theory.
I blame body shapes on clothing. Think about it. As fat cells are deposited and grow, fat will tend to expand along the path of least resistance. Most girls and women these days wear yoga pants and similar styles. With these pants, fat can deposit around the mid-section because there is no constriction. In the past, pants actually had waistbands and were made with stiff materials. Fat could deposit above and below the waistbands but not necessarily around the actual waist. The same is true for low-rise jeans. They don’t just emphasize the muffin tops but could actual contribute to their creation.
The next part is just brainstorming but it’s possible to place part of the blame on fertility treatments, too. Very thin women in the past might have had trouble conceiving but now, with fertility treatments, they can have children and pass on their “skinny” genes. In fact, with breast implants, super skinny women with tiny hips are appealing to men who might have otherwise not been attracted to them. Again, the narrow hip genes are passed on.