And then I came across this cartoon from the New York Post.
When did it all change back to emaciated=hot? Looking at Marylin Monroe and at Madmen's Christina Hendricks, it seems that up until the '60s of last century, plump was still beautiful. Some point out that the androgynization of the female figure went hand in hand with feminism and the mass entry of women in the workforce: hiding your curves - or better still, NOT having curves - started to be considered the wise thing to do on the workplace. And that's probably how we ended up with the ideas that skeletons are hot.
Irrespective of what is your opinion on this, one point seems for sure: throughout history, society always seems to be dissatisfied with what women look like, suggesting that they should always look like something they are not. As for me, I would take Christina Hendricks or Jessica Simpson over Kate Moss any day.