Figure Magazine – The New Shape of Fashion

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Figure MagazineYears ago, I had a subscription to a magazine called Mode. It went belly up and I ended up being sent Woman’s Day for the remainder of my subscription. Mode was a magazine for full-figured women and I loved it. Instead, they sent me a magazine full of fattening recipes and not a single full-figured woman on its pages. I’m still angry and it has been years since that replacement subscription finished up.

When I Googled the words Lane Bryant to check the spelling for yesterday’s entry, I found this magazine featured on their website:

It’s supposed to be available in their stores or you can get a subscription here. After looking at the their website, I really don’t know what to think. They haven’t provided enough content for me to see whether I would enjoy it or not. I am put off by the advertisement for the fad diet, “Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat” under the Figure Finds section.

I think I’ll drop by Lane Bryant and buy a copy. I really miss Mode Magazine. It was one of the influences that persuaded me to decide to love myself as I am and to quit dieting. The minute I made that decision, my life took a turn for the better. I made healthier choices in my life and I eventually decided to eat well and exercise in order to be healthy instead of conforming to some preset notion about feminine beauty.


3 Responses to “Figure Magazine – The New Shape of Fashion”

  1. Braidwood Says:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVED Mode magazine. I thought those women were beautiful and I stopped hating my body. I really did. It made a huge difference for me. Also, plenty of the women in Mode magazine were at a very healthy weight. They had size 10 and 12 women in their magazine. It’s amazing that that can be considered plus size in the fashion world. I was probably size 10/12 at the time and thought I was fat. Now I say I have fat on my body, as does everyone else, and I don’t equate fat with anything.

    I totally agree that to be healthier, you need to love yourself as is. It makes a big difference.

  2. denise Says:

    I truly miss mode magazine but where I live in New Jersey. The Walmarts and target stores never pushed the magazine but 1 once in a blue moon. I am having a hard time finding a good plus size magazine.

  3. Christine Says:

    I realize this post is ancient but I am crying. I just got notice today that Figure is being replaced by Ladies Home Journal of all magazines! NOOOOOOoooooo. If I wanted a saccharin magazine I’d buy one. I am SOOOOO bummed!!!! I overlooked the annoying fluff and was so inspired by the women and clothing. I have been anxiously awaiting my next issue and then instead I get this.

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