Las tendencias son un constante cambio y el cuerpo entra en esa dinámica.

The return of size zero and other toxic trends

Remember Paris Hilton with her pink flip phone, ripped belly and low-rise jeans? The “it girl” of the 2000s, the official representative of Y2K fashion. It’s been a long time since you’ve seen him, hasn’t it?

According to the news of Elle magazine, she appeared on the runways with her iconic fuchsia color look with her veil, shiny dress, fingerless gloves and stilettos. Paris is resurrecting the typical Hot pink look from the turn of the 21st century and closing the Versace runway show at Milan Fashion Week spring summer 2023 with this iconic moment, so what’s behind this comeback? The feared return of the zero dimension.

repeat loops

Trends are loops that repeat themselves over and over like spirals in the fashion world, and they always tend to come back (just like your toxic ex). This “cycle”, sometimes represented as a curve, Roggers’s, applies to everything in general, not just fashion, but also design, architecture, music, bodies and others.

Emanuel Castillo, a Mexican fashion stylist, fashion coordinator, and tiktoker better known as Manu Castillo or Manu Styling, explains via Tiktok that the first phase of these cycles is when something is new (a small trend emerges, often belonging to a group). urban subculture), the second to be discovered (the trend is embraced and advocated by the wider group), the third it goes viral (this is when the media spreads it as something attractive and is also mass-produced), the fourth is to be rejected (some of your group abandons the trend) and the fifth is to look for something new.

Trends are constantly changing, and with it, the way they see bodies is changing. Photo: Catalina Diaz Franco

Body fashion?

Trend patterns also allow us to raise the question of whether sizes are fashionable, this is the moment when many people jump up and shout: sizes are not in fashion! But they claim thousands of years of history and “fashionable” body parts.

“Body trends” have had a rate of change of about 10 years (sometimes longer) since the late 19th and early 20th centuries, immediately after the industrial revolution, Gibson girls, Charlestons, hourglass silhouette Dior sand, curvy girls like Marilyn Monroe, long legs from the ’80s…

size 0

To the 90-60-90 measurement popular in 1990, they respond as “Extra small size (xs) where a person’s waist should not exceed 60 centimeters and hips should not exceed 90…”. It continued to be used as an expression to speak of bodily “perfection,” as the Serzen blog explains.

These “trends” always have a standard-bearer who is a well-known face, actress, celebrity or famous model in the industry. With Y2K’s stance in the 2000s, her face was clearly Paris Hilton, along with a few celebrities like Kate Moss and Britney Spears.

They were approximately the reference of the ideal body of the decade 2000-2010. The problem with this trend is that size zero is not compatible with the bone and body structure of many people, leading to frustration, anxiety and even depression as it is not part of the current beauty standard.

The fashion world has changing trends, each one in excess can do a lot of damage, size zero, body positive
Photo: Catalina Diaz Franco


20-year-old Andrea Naranjo Gallego did ballet throughout her childhood. She says her genetics make her body voluptuous, which is why she was constantly mistreated during the years she practiced this discipline.
because their teachers made comments such as “he’s gaining weight”, “he can’t jump that well”.

She started doing ballet from the age of 3 to 12. Andrea was seriously injured due to 5 hours of solid training daily. She gained some weight while she was recovering, and when she started training again, her teacher commented in front of the other dancers: “What are you doing? Did she eat what?” Humiliating a 12-year-old girl in front of everyone.

Manu Castillo says he’s already concerned about eating disorders (TCA) that could promote this trend, as he confirms that eating disorders (TCA) are already abundant in young people. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, before the pandemic, 7.8% of humanity suffered from some type of eating disorder, this data will certainly increase in future research. These conditions include anorexia and bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive eating disorder.

Castillo says that when he looked at his social networks, he found many teenagers promoting or doing extreme diets or exaggerated exercise regimens to lose weight quickly.


The fashion stylist explains that Paris Hilton’s return to the runways in that Versace look not only reinforces the growing trend towards a size zero, but also corrects it. Even so, she states that the new face of size 0 for this comeback will not be Paris, but Bella Hadid.

Trends, as mentioned earlier, apply to everything, both sizes and clothing. So this size 0 comeback doesn’t just come with the body stereotype, but with clothing designed for that body type, such as hip waist pants, micro skirts (like Miu Miu’s), cutouts, mesh tops, and more.

body positive

It’s an anti-body-zero trend that favored non-hegemonic and curvy bodies that dominated the beauty canons until 2010, when this movement exploded. Kim Kardashian is the standard bearer of this trend. Manu says Kim has become one of the most important fashion references of the past decade after representing curvy bodies along with many of her sisters.

Likewise, at that time, many people began to talk about the importance of accepting ourselves as we are, as well as respecting the existence of everyone, regardless of their relevance to our height, weight, height or other measurements.

Even so, body positivity is not just an act of self-confidence, it has also influenced the over-following of the Kim Kardashian phenotype created by multiple surgeries, thus promoting a boom in aesthetic operations like BBL or Brazilian butt lift surgery, liposuction. and breast augmentation. Also minor procedures such as lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid. However, another poisonous search for an impossible ideal began.

organs subjected to discrimination

As a result, thin bodies began to suffer the discrimination that curvy bodies used to suffer. Valeria Sánchez is a 20-year-old college student who was constantly abused at school during her adolescence because she looked thin like a woman and had small breasts. These comments were excruciating, she felt bad, cried and asked her mother why it had to be like this. Now Kim has lost weight, had her hips and breast implants removed, the same ones that caused millions of women to have surgery. Trends come and go.

We live in a world where people allow such tendencies to shape and hurt us, to prevent this from happening we must build our character, leaving behind impossible stereotypes and body shaming. We are born responsible for only one body, our own, we must love it, take care of it and respect it, only then can we leave such behaviors behind and in this way break the cycle of toxic tendencies.

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