Marilyn Monroe’s Measurements

Height: 5 feet, 5½ inches

Weight: 118-140 pounds

Bust: 35-37 inches

Waist: 22-23 inches

Hips: 35-36 inches


Bra size: 36D

Soft, womanly, and normal vs. skin and bones. Soft, womanly, and normal vs. skin and bones.

Soft, womanly, and normal vs. skin and bones.

Models in the past had a certain softness about them that is hard to find in models of today. The models of the past had a womanly, normal figure that made it easy for women to relate to. Now women just want to feed the supermodels. 

The popular “thigh gap” trend urging women to have one regardless of the unhealthiness of it.  The popular “thigh gap” trend urging women to have one regardless of the unhealthiness of it. 

The popular “thigh gap” trend urging women to have one regardless of the unhealthiness of it. 

In today’s society there is pressure to be thin. Women feel it from everywhere; the media, magazines, the fashion industry, friends and family, even  social media are pressure women to be thin. 

A decade ago, plus-size models averaged between size 12 and size 18. Today, the majority of plus-size models an agency boards are between size 6 and size 14.

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Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23 percent less.

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