Reubenesque! Let's hear it for gals with a little meat on their bones - Hoorah!
Sarah Bernhart was the most beautiful woman of her day. She was five feet tall and weighed 150 lbs.
Up until quite recently, a woman was supposed to have plump, round shoulders -and collarbones were considered repulsive.
In the novel, Lorna Doone the hero is telling about his cousin - the most beautiful woman in the area. One of the most appealing things about her were her beautiful round forearms. She was so plump that the bone on her wrist did not stick out.
The high-fashion magazines want us to look like 12 year-old boys. Well fooey on that! Let's appreciate the beauty of curves. Let's admire feminine roundness and softness. Let's enjoy our Reubenesque beauty!!