Ladies, how insane would it be if these were the types of ads that we grew up looking at--instead of the photoshopped waifs that we typically see today? I think it's super-interesting and quite humorous, in a sad sort of way (how sad if you were a skinny girl back then!), and it really shows how much our culture dictates what we believe is beautiful...
Check them out below (there's even one for skinny men!):
And since we're on the subject, check out this hysterical ad from the Life Magazine that I picked up at a vintage shop recently. It's not about weight gain, but I love the way that they wrote "Missus" in quotes! Wow, things have changed *just a bit* over the years...
Have a wonderful day and remember, "skinny girls are NOT glamour girls," and "a skinny man hasn't a chance" in this world.
It's a tough life.