The Influcen Of The Fashion Industry On Teenagers' Standard Of Beauty

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Nowadays, fashion industry is such a negative push on teenagers’ standard of beauty that it is now becoming an unsolved dilemma for our society.
Firstly, Sarah Murdoch, the representative of Bonds underwear, is of the opinion that fashion industry encourages “unhealthy body images” (Dunkerley, 2008) that is thought to be unrealistic and unhealthy for most women and girls. Besides, the fact that most designers prefer to choose thin models than bigger size ones (Bolger, 2007) shows us an astonishing phenomena that there are series of clothes from size 0 to size 4 seen not only in the fashion shows but also even on the sale markets because they think that there will be “stigma attached” when ...view middle of the document...

Clearly, there is a necessity to curtail the cases of teenagers suffering from body image pressures immediately (Kennedy, 2010). If there are no pressures, there will be surely no obsession with their appearance and there will be certainly no more risks of young women’s health and rise in serious eating disorders.

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2. Bolger. (2007). The thin end of the wedge, The Age, 13 March. Viewed 06 August 2010,

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4. Cooke, R. (2000). Read all about it! Fashion, 2nd published edn. Franklin Watts, London

5. Dunkerley. (2008). Fashion industry body image ‘unhealthy’, The Age, 24 September. Viewed 06 August 2010,


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