Christina Rene Hendricks is an American-British actress and former model who plays the female character of Joan Holloway and later Joan Harris in the TV series Mad Men. Her chic sense of style and her collection of dresses are so influential for the plus size women to aspire too. I will delve some deeper into who Christina Hendricks is, what makes a plus size woman and what makes her outfits so special.
Who Is Christina Hendricks?
Christina Hendricks was born on 3 May 1975 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the United States to Jackie Sue Hendricks and Robert Hendricks. At the age of 17, she won a competition to appear on the cover of Seventeen magazine, which resulted in the start of being an American model with IMG Models.
Her tv debut was in MTV’s Undressed anthology series. In Beggars and Choosers, a Showtime comedy she got her first starring role. Her biggest role for an actress came for her role as Joan Holloway Harris in the Mad Men tv series. In this role, she got 6 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2010 she had a feature “A letter to Men”, in Esquire magazine after being voted as America’s best looking woman by other women voters.
Her success in Mad Men leads to movie roles in the thriller Drive (2011) and drama Ginger & Rosa (2012).
In her personal life, she is married to her long-time boyfriend Geoffrey Arend.
What Are Christina’s Measurements, Height and Weight?
Hendricks is known for her attractive hips and red hair. Her voluptuous figure has amazed her fans including the size of her breasts. She loves to work out a lot according to her trainer, who makes her perform several cardio exercises to get the best out of her healthy lifestyle.
Her hourglass body measurements are 42-30-39 in (107-76-99 cm), and this is complemented by her height of 5ft 7½ (171 cm). She weighs around 161 pounds (73 kg). Her breast size is best known by her bra size which is a 38DD.
Christina credits her time in Italy as a model for the development of her hourglass figure, it was spaghetti and cappuccinos that added 15lb to her weight. After that, she said that she felt more womanly and sexy.
The size of her breast plus the influence of Hendricks as a celeb has been attributed to a 10% rise in 2010 of breast implants in the UK according to the BAAPS.
When it comes to her feet she is a US 8 or EU 38.5 shoe size.
What Makes A Plus Size Woman?
What is the definition of plus size women? Does Joan Holloway represent the plus size women let’s find out?
According to apparelsearch.com, A plus-size model is a female fashion model who wears a dress size 14 or higher in North American sizing, 14 or higher in Australian sizing, and 16 or higher in U.K. sizing.
Here are the statistics that accompany the photospread in Plus Model magazine January 2012
- Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.
- Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modelling industry continues to be questioned.
- The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.
- Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.
- 50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.
Is Christina Hendricks a Plus Size Women?
Her dress size is a size 12 which does not make her a plus size in the technical sense. However, Hendricks’ lovely hourglass figure and large breast make her a good example of how similar plus-size women can dress.
What is Christine Hendricks Style?
Christina Hendricks’ wardrobe successfully shows off her amazing curvaceous figure. The 60s image looks very chic on her hourglass figure and she is a perfect 2013 fashion icon to adopt when dressing for the plus-size woman.
She sets an example of how to not be afraid of your larger size figure and inspiration to stop hiding under baggy, unattractive clothes. I find those bigger women wearing loose and baggy clothing only end up looking larger.
Christina Hendricks’ wardrobe for the plus size women is a fashion inspiration. No matter what your size you should embrace your curves in a sophisticated manner and be the fashion diva that you’ve always dreamt of. Remember that most men would agree they love larger, curvaceous women so don’t be afraid to show it off!
The Mad Men star has been picked as the new ‘face’ of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s jewellery line for 2013.
- Embrace those curves
- Bafta Awards 2012 – red carpet Christina Hendricks