As recently as 1930-1950, women were urged not to be skinny. Thin was not desirable. Women of normal weight with curves were thought to be the most desirable. You can see that in photos of early beauty pageants. You can also see it in some amazing magazine ads that my friend Lorena found. She gave them to me with a suggestion to post them, which I'm doing.
Look at these ads and tell us what you think. Is skinny attractive?