Just Because


"Don't worry," comforts your mother, "you'll thin down in a few years". But-who wants to waste precious Teen years just waiting for pounds to melt off? Much smarter and smoocher to wear Chubbette fashions, designed to minimize; sized to fit.

8 comments:

  1. Hmm, "Chubbette" - I'm guessing that wouldn't work as a brand name these days!!

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  2. I think the ad would make more sense if the girls were actually chubby! ANd I cant tell if that word 'smoocher' is the right word or not.

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  3. Just what I think, these girls aren´t chubby at all. Normal figures I´d say. Also, since when does teenage weight just melt away? That didn´t work for me.

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  4. Because they really look like heavy girls! Jeez. I wonder why they are all knitting? It does slenderize the fingers, I go down a half ring size if I've been knitting a lot. I've missed reading your blog lately, Miss Shelley!

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  5. Wonder how many ended up with eating disorders after having to buy "chubettes" sizes, like my friend, Georgeanne and I did. And now when I look back at the pictures of us, we weren't fat either, just like those girls in the advertisement. Wouldn't it be nice if manufacturers just offered sizes without having to editorialize about the size of the wearers? Let's face it we all know if you wear a size above 16 you aren't exactly slim. Do we really need to be told it's a "plus" size?

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  6. I somehow think knitting isn't going to do the trick. Who knits standing up, anyway?

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  7. Who knits standing up? Chubby girls, that's who! :)

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  8. Traditional peasant knitting was often done standing, with the yarn on a special belt hook. Also only one hand moved, the way many do it now with two moving hands was introduced when knitting was taken up by the upper classes in the 19th century, since it looked more decorative.

    Butit looks a bit silly in this ad, yes.

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