Miss Fat and Beautiful, 1962 Newsreel About Plump and Lovely Fashions

In what may be one of the earliest evidence of mainstream fat acceptance, this vintage clip called Miss Fat and Beautiful (from a longer piece titled Plump and Lovely) describes the London fashion house movement to accommodate women of all sizes. This 1962 British Pathe newsreel footage seems to celebrate the ‘plump lass’ and includes scenes from London’s “Miss Fat and Beautiful” beauty contest. Be sure to watch the entire clip to catch a glimpse of Mrs. Waugh, “Britain’s most glamorous fatty”.