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how do you refer "Curvy" women

Well, I hope I'm not completely weird asking this, but I am totally lost to understand the definition of the word 'curvy' after reading all the blogs and forums.

For me 'Curvy' means, a women who has the right shapes in every angle.
Simply a perfect figure.
I feel even in some of the model figure body (like victoria secret models) has the perfect curves, because some please call them as skinny models.

Coco & Kim both has perfect curves with some meat on them, but they are not a model figures.

I would like know from this forum (both m & w), what is your interpretation about a "Curvy" women?

Since my business venture is based on curvies. Its getting hard to convince people in swiss with my meaning.
Somehow now Really, I'm confused!!
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

Size 12 + I'm not an expert on bra sizes but a good hand and mouth full and an ass where you could park your bike = Curvy
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Size 12 + I'm not an expert on bra sizes but a good hand and mouth full and an ass where you could park your bike = Curvy
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

So you would say, Model figure cannot be called as "Curvy".

Recently, MISS ITALIA has a special category for "Miss Curvy Italia".
on contrary, Miss Curvy France and Miss Curvy UK has different meaning.

what do you say on their approach?
as said, I prefer Miss Italia approach.

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Is saying someone 'is curvy' not a polite way of saying they are fat?
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

Well, if a woman was curvy, i wouldn't refer to her as "curvy".....that's for sure? Not if i wanted my most important pieces to remain attached and intact

You want a definition.....check out Peter Paul Rubens
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

in_zuri I'm sorry mate I did the best I could, I don't know these models, I do think many are far too slim these days, I would say Kylie Monogue was skinny but pert, her sister is more curvy, if that helps at all?
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Is saying someone 'is curvy' not a polite way of saying they are fat?
No that's 'big boned'
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Well, if a woman was curvy, i wouldn't refer to her as "curvy".....that's for sure? Not if i wanted my most important pieces to remain attached and intact

You want a definition.....check out Peter Paul Rubens
I think "curvy" is okay.

However, "cuddly" when used euphemistically for you know what is the word to worry about!
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I think "curvy" is okay.

However, "cuddly" when used euphemistically for you know what is the word to worry about!
So if you were out, dressed to kill, heels, lippy......and a guy walked up to you and said......Hey, honey, been checking you out. You're beautiful, i always liked curvy girls........

He'd get some? Or get slapped?
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

Now a days, curvy is the polite way to refer to fat. Sadly.

In my book, curvy refer to Monica Bellucci, Kim kardasian and Scarlett Johansson.
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So if you were out, dressed to kill, heels, lippy......and a guy walked up to you and said......Hey, honey, been checking you out. You're beautiful, i always liked curvy girls........

He'd get some? Or get slapped?
Get some what? Er... on second thoughts ...never mind!

I'd just ask him how did he know my real name and then tell him to get lost.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

Curvy refers to women who are not the typical Vogue model - size 0 wearing A-cup bras and could easily wear boy's pants.

Victoria Secret models are indeed curvy.

Meanwhile, us fat women have also adopted "curvy" to describe ourselves to try and get people to acknowledge that there are features about us which some find desirable. Simply describing us as "fat" is not too flattering now, is it, and "voluptuous" is a bit of a mouthful.

BTW, "voluptuous" (aka "curvy" as traditionally described) is Rubens models, painting seen here:


Not Curvy seen here:




And, to reiterate, women (like me) who are built like Dawn French (as seen here) who also refer to themselves as "curvy":




Alas, it is the refusal of general modern public to view heavier women as also beautiful which has given rise to the euphemism of "curvy", after all, we can't win really, can we? When we call ourselves fat, even if we say it in an affectionate way to ourselves, we get scolded, when we refer to ourselves and each other as something with a more appealing feel to it, we are treated like we're trying to make out like the "non curvy" women are somehow not beautiful as well. The point is, we all are, in our own way.


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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

For me curvy suggests a fuller figure, but not quite as much as voluptuous (think Nigella).

For fit (not skinny) models, then I would say 'all the curves in all the right places'.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

There is an interesting point here about what can and cannot be acceptably said nowadays about women's figures. (I hope I can say this without getting the wrath of the female contributors here)

It is regarded as terribly unacceptable to say that a woman is fat (I don't mean to her face!) as some kind of body facism or something that will cause body image problems. But fat is a fact, not an opinion, and is nothing to do per se with attractiveness.

For example, I find three of the sexiest women on TV to be the aforementioned Nigella, Kirstie Allsop and Dawn French. They are sexy because they are comfortable in their own skins and quite flirtatious and playful - and they are very attractive characteristics to me. However, they ARE overweight (it comes and goes sometimes!) - that's a fact. And they would be healthier if they lost weight.

I think that there is a dangerous contradiction here in the finger wagging, headshaking, post-Oprah "You go sister" body image discussions which - although I agree that nobody should be penalised or chastised for their body shape - can lead to it being acceptable to be overweight, but it is not a healthy state to be in
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People are always so careful how they tread when they talk about ladies with a fuller figure. The gloves are off when they talk about thinner women.

I'm pretty skinny, although not near the waif-like figures of the catwalk skeletons but people seem to think it fine to make comments like "How do you stay so thin?" You find yourself then kind of justifying that you eat enough.

I can imagine the ire if I asked them "How did you get so fat?"

Somebody tried to explain it away once (on here, I think) by saying that being thin is more acceptable to society than being fat, but I have to say that I absolutely disagree with that logic because it's simply unfair.

To get back on topic - I quite like the word "curvy". I'm aiming for something similar and would be happy with a few comfy curves and although I accept my body shape for what it is, I wouldn't be too disappointed if I put a few more kilos on.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

The problem with being curvy is that fat cells controls where the curves are. -sigh-
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

The fashion industry and the media have a lot to answer for especially when it comes to young girls.

Some poor little things make themselves sick after eating so they can stay 'thin'.. My blood boils when I hear of such things

What a wonderful world it would be if people were not judged by their looks or opinions, by the weight or their height but just accepted as the unique creature they are !
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