Would you prefer that lingerie sold here on EF was photographed on models without implants?

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Would you prefer that lingerie sold here on EF was photographed on models without implants?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
This is not meant as a criticism towards anyone with implants — to each their own. However, I think the majority of female shoppers on EF do not have implants, but nearly all of the models in the pictures do. After reading and commenting on this thread I am curious how the community feels about the product photos.

Would you prefer that lingerie sold here on EF was photographed on models without implants?

(private poll)
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, implants give a false impression of the support of the lingerie/outfit.
41  (66%)
Yes, I prefer natural breasts.
6  (10%)
It doesn't matter to me.
8  (13%)
No, they're models, it's common/expected.
6  (10%)
No, and I think the question is offensive.
Other
1  (2%)
Total votes: 62
Poll is closed
04/14/2012
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Apirka Apirka
I personally prefer natural breasts and would like to see more pieces here modeled by women with them. I'm not going to discriminate against models with implants, though. But I really don't like the ones with the implants places so high on their chests. *shudder*
04/15/2012
underHim underHim
Even if an outfit looks good on a natural model, and I think it will therefore look good on me, it still may not look good on me so I do not think it matters.
04/15/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I like all breasts! But I prefer real ones.
04/15/2012
js250 js250
Natural models would be better. HOWEVER......these are models from the manufacturer's PR, not ones that EF chooses.
04/15/2012
GONE! GONE!
I would rather see at least two models for each lingerie product instead, and only one should have implants if either.
04/15/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
That would be nice!
04/15/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This is not meant as a criticism towards anyone with implants — to each their own. However, I think the majority of female shoppers on EF do not have implants, but nearly all of the models in the pictures do. After reading and commenting on this ...
WISH? Hell, I pray everynight before bed that the freaking companies will show the average woman in the photos! Many times they are so air brushed as is the outfit, that it's truly a guessing game. You simply don't know what to expect. I wish that the companies didn't have such a twisted view on what women "should" look like. It's to the point to where we're lucky the people in the photos still have a belly button left after all that photoshopping! It angers me because I think every one looks beautiful how they are. No flaws at all is boring. A stretch mark here, a birth mark there, a dimple, maybe 20 dimples, that adds personality. That's a real human and I'd really appreciate it if lingerie companies would accept that!
04/15/2012
CadmiumKitty CadmiumKitty
real tatas ftw
04/15/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
WISH? Hell, I pray everynight before bed that the freaking companies will show the average woman in the photos! Many times they are so air brushed as is the outfit, that it's truly a guessing game. You simply don't know what to expect. I wish ...
I agree with you Kendra.
04/15/2012
BabyCheeks BabyCheeks
My boobs don't look like that so it makes me question if it will look good on me.
04/15/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm agreeing with Kendra. I love lingerie, but I would prefer to know what they looked like on a woman not a photoshopped version of a woman.
04/15/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Natural models would be better. HOWEVER......these are models from the manufacturer's PR, not ones that EF chooses.
True, however if retailers were to indicate to companies that shoppers had a preference the companies would take note. I think the increase we're seeing in plus-size model pictures is a direct result of customer demand.
04/15/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
I think the best models would be the EF community along with their product feedback.
04/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
WISH? Hell, I pray everynight before bed that the freaking companies will show the average woman in the photos! Many times they are so air brushed as is the outfit, that it's truly a guessing game. You simply don't know what to expect. I wish ...
Playing Devil's advocate here...

I don't think companies have a twisted view on how women "should" look, I think they have a perfect view on what sells. These outfits aren't designed with the average woman in mind, they're designed with the average stripper in mind. A lot of these outfits are things you'd expect to find in gentlemen's clubs.

That being said, it doesn't make it right.
04/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Tork48309
I think the best models would be the EF community along with their product feedback.
Which is why pictures are encouraged in reviews!
04/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
True, however if retailers were to indicate to companies that shoppers had a preference the companies would take note. I think the increase we're seeing in plus-size model pictures is a direct result of customer demand.
I think it has more to do with twenty years of people screaming at designers and major media campaigns. When Liv Tyler's sister became a plus-sized model (even though she's of average weight for her height), she really rocked the boat and people started noticing.
04/15/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
for sure!
04/15/2012
Various Various
It would be nice to see some real tatas in the photos!
04/15/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Yes! But I guess that's what us reviewers are for right? Though I prefer those models to the fake mannequins!
04/15/2012
chantal coopette chantal coopette
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Natural models would be better. HOWEVER......these are models from the manufacturer's PR, not ones that EF chooses.
nice point
04/19/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Real boobs rule.
04/19/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
Yes, cause fake tits don't give me any idea what so ever on how or even if the piece is going to work for me.
From my experience, most pieces have only really been suitable to those who have fakes or are very firm still.
04/22/2012
Woman China Woman China
I don't think EF has a choice about it. The are given pictures that they use. As Stormy said, this is why we add pictures to reviews.

For me, I don't really care since EF does not have frilly knickers for giants.
04/22/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by underHim
Even if an outfit looks good on a natural model, and I think it will therefore look good on me, it still may not look good on me so I do not think it matters.
This exactly.
04/23/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I wish the pictures were of women with natural breast because when I see certain lingerie I just assume it just looks good on big women or women with breast implants because they have something to fill it out.
04/24/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
While I too would like to see more natural tata's, I must say it is better than a manikin. I remember when that was all you got.
04/24/2012
Kitka Kitka
Seeing the lingerie on women with more realistic looking bodies would be way more helpful than sticking a lady with fake breasts in it.
04/24/2012
Beck Beck
It would be nice if companies used more average models. I hate the editing that they do to the photos more than the models with fake boobs. They change the appearance of the clothes even. That should be false advertising!!!
04/24/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
I'd much rather see them on real breasts. I love that some companies like Coquette and DreamGirl usually photograph everything on both a straight and plus-sized model, (Even though DG seems to have a proclivity towards plus sized models with implants, too). Although few of us look exactly like either body shape, having the two to compare helps a lot when it comes to imagining what something will look like on our actual body.

Implants just aren't helpful for me. They tend to sit higher (and obviously perkier) than the average boob. Plus it makes the sizing off- a model that would normally wear a small will often instead be dressed in a large, which then gets all kinds of pinning done to it.

Stormy made a good point, though- a lot of the lingerie is mostly marketed towards strippers. When you consider how frequently the average woman buys lingerie (well, some of us from this site excluded ) and how often an exotic dancer needs to change up her wardrobe, you can imagine which brings in the more steady business.
04/24/2012
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