I felt Alix was a bit too hard on the girls when she made comments about their weight. Olga and Tatiana probably inherited their very thin frames from her, but it was evident that Maria and Anastasia didn't have quite the same genetics. Thin seemed to be the 'beautiful' at that time, but Maria and Anastasia were still quite slim and in Maria's case her fuller frame added to her beauty.
I agree...and the funny part Alix while very thin as a young girl , increasingly with age she started to take on her father's big frame
It's interesting to see thinness emerging as the ideal...because before hand , as we know, being buxom was in !