Fitness has always been an important aspect of staying in shape, but the way it was portrayed in the past wasn’t always so nice…. We hope today’s world is more accepting of different body types and less critical. But, we also think there’s nothing wrong with a girl putting on a few pounds instead of being too skinny. These ads will make you laugh your head off. Here’s 16 crazy vintage fitness ads.
1. Women were encouraged to gain weight, instead of losing it
Being too thin was seen as a turn off to men and women yearned to put on some extra weight— especially in their ‘curvy spots,’ like their bust, hips and legs.
2. Women were compared to Marilyn
Ah, the iconic Marilyn Monroe, who was most definitely not a size 4 in anything clothing-wise and whose curves sent the nation into a frenzy. She made other women look like drowned rats in their swimsuits.