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June 4, 2012 3:25 AM
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I think the problem here is that people tend to use the term curvy to "politely" describe overweight people- regardless of the actual definition- oftentimes the connotation is that curvy means fat. Sorry.


I agree, sometimes people use the word curvy to politely say a girl has "quite a bit of meat on her bones" (another way to politely say a person is heavy, big, thick, chubby, chunky, hefty, plump, portly, big boned, corpulent, obese, or fat.) But as the word "fat" is now considered pejorative (at least I think so) this is what we have left...

I was curvy (10 inch difference bust waist hips) when I was 50 pounds lighter and still have the same hourglass difference now but I'm huge so I've never really thought of it as a complement.
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June 4, 2012 3:27 AM
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You've got to remember that in the 40s and 50s (and even into the 60s) even slim women wore SERIOUS foundation garments. The girdles that women wore were essentially small corsets, so 23 inches was probably her waist measurement after cinching. The cone shaped bra also exaggerates the hourglass look, so she was probably a bit more petite than she looks in her photos or movies. It's really hard make comparisons with an actress like Marilyn Monroe because women today just don't wear those kinds of foundation garments. Spanx have nothing on a steel and reinforced elastic girdle!


Marilyn famously wore no undergarments of any kind...
  20974556
June 5, 2012 3:53 AM
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"Curvy" became fat when fat girls decided they needed to brand themselves with something that made themselves seem more appealing, usually accompanied by somehow trying to indirectly compare themselves to Marylin Monroe. Few things irk me more when someone shaped like a barrel calls themselves "curvy" yet the only curves on them are from the rolls on their back fat.


This.

A search for the hastag 'curvy' on IG will show you about 90% of women don't freakin' understand the meaning.

To me, it's like calling someone athletic because they happen to be slim, or someone skinny because they happen to not be fat. Body types are body types for a reason - let's be accurate here.
  3123985
June 5, 2012 3:55 AM
Oh look, another one of these threads.
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June 5, 2012 3:58 AM
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A defined waist /thread


I had a defined waist at 235 lbs. I don't think this is a comprehensive answer.

I mean, we have to get real. Everyone's body is different.

If you look fat, you're fat. The end. If you have fat rolls and wear plus sizes, you're not curvy. You're fat. Why are people so averse to reality?

You cannot wear a size 24 and not be considered fat. That's it.
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June 5, 2012 4:02 AM
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Curvy to me means starting with skinny to normal weight, toned muscles and a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7 or less. I don't consider boobs as part of curves. I have seen women with big boobs but no waist and hips, and I do not consider them as curvy. No offense to the women with such body type, you are sexy nonetheless.

If I see flab, even the slightest roll spilling over the jeans' line, love handles etc, I do not consider those as curves. Flab isn't curves, nor are love handles. Love handles mean fat around the waist. But the point to being curvy is NOT having fat around your waist. And flab means fat and no toned muscle. Fat is NOT curves. A curvy body is someone with a good muscle tone with only a thin layer of fat in the right places. And by right places I mean boobs, hips, butt, but NOT waist. Only average to skinny women can have this. Like I said, I do not consider fat as curvy.

Sorry if I sound offensive, but I do not care for PC.


I'm still fat. I still have flab. My stomach goes into two rolls when I sit down.

But my WHR is 0.64, my waist is 29.5" (as of this morning - yay!) and my hips are 46".

Photographical evidence;

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You don't have to be slim, have a low bf% or noticable muscle tone to be curvy.

And in case you don't believe I am still fat;

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So, no, you don't have to be slim or 'average' to be curvy. That being said, a lot of fat women who claim to be curvy simply aren't, even if they have slight curves when slim.
Edited by InnerFatGirl On June 5, 2012 4:04 AM
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June 5, 2012 4:06 AM
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A defined waist /thread


I had a defined waist at 235 lbs. I don't think this is a comprehensive answer.

I mean, we have to get real. Everyone's body is different.

If you look fat, you're fat. The end. If you have fat rolls and wear plus sizes, you're not curvy. You're fat. Why are people so averse to reality?

You cannot wear a size 24 and not be considered fat. That's it.


Like I said before, I have fat rolls.

Fat DOES NOT equal curvy, but you can be fat and curvy. Simple.
  3123985
June 5, 2012 4:07 AM
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curvy is a shape not size

you can be skinny and curvy, fat with no curves, fat with curves, skinny without curves

though if you're naturally curvy you can get so skinny OR so obese they disappear.

But yeah, a lot of people say curvy when they mean overweight.

I had A/B cup boobs when I was 15 stone (I'm 5' 5"), while some people have D cups at 11 stone. Curves are genetic, you can't change the shape of your body.


This. I have always had a booty lol but only an A/B in the boob department, so never been considered curvy ohwell
June 5, 2012 4:10 AM
I have a waist that is 10 inches smaller than my hips. I get called curvy all the time and I would call myself chunky. I asked a few women why they say I am curvy and not fat and asked for honest answer. they told me it is definitley the hips/waist ratio but they also said my tummy is relatively flat and I am pretty toned ( my upper body at least). I wear a size 12 though ( but then again so did Marilyn Monroe) and my body fat percentage is close to 29%. I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 179. I feel that even if i was a size 00 I would still have the same waist to hip ratio but I wouldn,t be curvy. Curvy for me and what I consider my body type is a size 5/6 or 7/8 tops. For now Im not fat just easier to see laugh
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May 2, 2013 7:57 PM
when you weigh more than 500lbs your fat less than that your curvy
June 3, 2013 4:26 PM
Curvy, to me is mostly about waist to hip ratio.

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June 3, 2013 8:00 PM
I'm pretty curvy
June 3, 2013 8:11 PM
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When the profile pic becomes your cat instead of you.


Lmmfao
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June 3, 2013 8:34 PM
I think that Curvy is definitely becoming used in the wrong way, as a nice descriptor for someone who is fat, although of course you can be fat AND curvy, it seems like its one of things to sidestep saying that someone's overweight, e.g: 'no you're not fat, you're curvy!!".

In my opinion, being truly curvy means the typical hourglass style shape, or just having a smallish waist and larger hips (and/or bust). You can be over, under or a healthy weight and still be curvy, but its unfortunate that 'curves' is becoming synonymous with being overweight.
June 3, 2013 8:35 PM
im curvy
June 3, 2013 8:37 PM
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I think that Curvy is definitely becoming used in the wrong way, as a nice descriptor for someone who is fat, although of course you can be fat AND curvy, it seems like its one of things to sidestep saying that someone's overweight, e.g: 'no you're not fat, you're curvy!!".

In my opinion, being truly curvy means the typical hourglass style shape, or just having a smallish waist and larger hips (and/or bust). You can be over, under or a healthy weight and still be curvy, but its unfortunate that 'curves' is becoming synonymous with being overweight.


^^^This. Curvy is an hourglass shape and shouldn't be used in place of obese.
Edited by JustAboutDelicious_wechanged On June 3, 2013 8:37 PM
June 3, 2013 8:41 PM
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I think the traditional definition of the hourglass figure is a 10 inch difference between your waist and your hips/boobs.


Yay! I qualify!

I think the difference is pretty clear when you look in the mirror.
Curvy = you have curves and they look nice.
Fat = you have lumps and they don't look nice.
  32266644
June 3, 2013 8:47 PM
I'm always puzzled as to why anyone cares how someone else describes themselves. They get mad when someone they think is fat calls themselves curvy.

Anyway, by the literal definition of curvy, we all are.
June 3, 2013 8:53 PM
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I would refer to myself as curvy. My bmi teeters between normal and overweight (24.8-25.2). I am sure there are women out there that are my height and weight and not curvy as it really depends on build. My measurements are 36-28.5-39. I think it's one of those things that everyone has a different personal definition of and that is fine with me.

FTR, I think bmi is a load of crap. I don't think most people would consider me overweight.

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<--doesn't care about curvy debate. at. all. In for pics, w00t!
June 3, 2013 8:55 PM
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I can tell you one thing, OP, I am SICK, to the back teeth, of people using curvy to equal fat. Even freakin' shops do it.

Seriously, it bugs me.

I'm curvy - I have a 15" difference between my hips and my waist. Beyonce is curvy. Kim Kardashian is curvy.

You can be fat and curvy, slim and curvy, athletic and curvy, anorexic and curvy, but having some meat on your bones doesn't automatically equal curvy.

I'll never forget the time I read a story about this seriously morbidly obese woman whose mission it was to become the fattest woman ever. Her chef boyfriend was, like most chubby chasers, slim. He said he likes 'curvy women'. Right. Because rolls upon rolls equals curvy now.

It's just another symptom of our PC culture. Sadly, a spade isn't a spade anymore, it's a fork.


QFT
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June 3, 2013 9:02 PM
In my opinion curvy becomes fat when you get fat around your stomach and flanks area cus that definitely is not curvy body like an hour glass but rolls. When fat starts having cellulite or skin hanging. But when curves can be bigger but there is a small waist and nice back it looks nice, someone can carry heavier weight but it has to all be well proportioned throughout the body not accumulated just in one area then it starts looking like fat.
Edited by fitelisa On June 3, 2013 9:04 PM
June 3, 2013 9:04 PM
HAHAHA SO awesome!laugh
June 3, 2013 9:09 PM
You can be obese, fat, skinny, athletic or average and still be curvy.

Curves are curves are curves.
  142597
June 3, 2013 9:10 PM
When you have boobie-do. That's when your stomach sticks out farther than your boobies do.
June 3, 2013 9:27 PM
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I can tell you one thing, OP, I am SICK, to the back teeth, of people using curvy to equal fat. Even freakin' shops do it.

Seriously, it bugs me.

I'm curvy - I have a 15" difference between my hips and my waist. Beyonce is curvy. Kim Kardashian is curvy.

You can be fat and curvy, slim and curvy, athletic and curvy, anorexic and curvy, but having some meat on your bones doesn't automatically equal curvy.

I'll never forget the time I read a story about this seriously morbidly obese woman whose mission it was to become the fattest woman ever. Her chef boyfriend was, like most chubby chasers, slim. He said he likes 'curvy women'. Right. Because rolls upon rolls equals curvy now.

It's just another symptom of our PC culture. Sadly, a spade isn't a spade anymore, it's a fork.


QFT


I'm not sure what bothers you so much about the fact others that don't look like you want to call themselves curvy.

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