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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)



    :rolleyes:
    Sorry tink, I was going from my awkwardly imperfect memory, turns out I was wrong about his weight too. He's almost 170, which still only puts him around 25 point something. My mistake, good call. Perhaps I should stick to the larger point that BMI is still a huge mistake for measure your "skinny" or "fatness". The 3rd source is probably the most telling, but the others are good too. If you prefer a visual reference, try the flickr one.

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/64577.php

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/146491.php

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=106268439

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7736776...008819/detail/

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    (Original post by 1pp1k10k4m1)
    Sorry tink, I was going from my awkwardly imperfect memory, turns out I was wrong about his weight too. He's almost 170, which still only puts him around 25 point something. My mistake, good call. Perhaps I should stick to the larger point that BMI is still a huge mistake for measure your "skinny" or "fatness". The 3rd source is probably the most telling, but the others are good too. If you prefer a visual reference, try the flickr one.

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/64577.php

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/146491.php

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=106268439

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7736776...008819/detail/


    some good links there, ive saved that flickr one for future referance

    wow cant believe some of them on there are classed as overweight :eek:
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    Turns out I was quoting his wrestling class (weight) in high school...
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    I'm quite small (about a size 6-8) but I'm a similar shape to you, I've got a small waist but larger hips and bum. I would imagine that you look good in the same sorts of things I do (drawing attention to my waist & not too tight on my hips/bum).

    Things like
    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp...9519&langId=-1
    or
    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp...7286&langId=-1 (the stripes at the top, with the plain skirt will make your boobs look bigger and balance out your figure)

    I've just bought a navy and cream stripe dress and long navy cardigan and I'm going to put a skinny tan belt over both of then to emphasise my waist. (I've bought them in a medium because I think they look classier slightly baggy, rather than pulled tight over my bum!)

    I also really like nude coloured baggy T-shirt dresses with a fitted black blazer over the top (especially the ones with rolled up sleeves & pinstripe lining) and thick black tights, with long pearls.

    or this dress would look amazing http://www.oasis-stores.com/Blurred-...uct/3170069000

    or a full skirt (e.g. http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Woven-...rt=-1&clr=Navy) with a vest top (tucked in e.g. http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/st...4590&langId=-1) cardigan and a waist belt and tights.
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    some good links there, ive saved that flickr one for future referance

    wow cant believe some of them on there are classed as overweight :eek:
    Yeah, it was really a bit shocking to me too...i haven't made it through all the pages yet, but it is kinda crazy...I saw a weightlifter, and dancer in there who are "overweight". :confused:

    A bit of a rabbit trail here, but I think different people carry weight different ways, (and that's purely my opinion), and I think beauty in general is highly subjective. I've a friend over now that very much likes what he calls "meat" on a girl. He doesn't like skinny girls, and I tend to like girls who are thinner.

    I think it's important that people are comfortable with themselves, healthy (body fat percentage as well as other things like their heart and waist size can be a good indicator of that, though its not super accurate either, though more so than BMI).

    Again, thanks for calling my mistake.
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    (Original post by 1pp1k10k4m1)
    Yeah, it was really a bit shocking to me too...i haven't made it through all the pages yet, but it is kinda crazy...I saw a weightlifter, and dancer in there who are "overweight". :confused:

    A bit of a rabbit trail here, but I think different people carry weight different ways, (and that's purely my opinion), and I think beauty in general is highly subjective. I've a friend over now that very much likes what he calls "meat" on a girl. He doesn't like skinny girls, and I tend to like girls who are thinner.

    I think it's important that people are comfortable with themselves, healthy (body fat percentage as well as other things like their heart and waist size can be a good indicator of that, though its not super accurate either, though more so than BMI).

    Again, thanks for calling my mistake.

    the first page girl called shauna (i think) overweight at 5ft4, 150lbs, shocking :eek3:

    btw i hope you didnt think i was pointing out the mistake to be nasty or anything

    and give your mate my number lol (kidding :p: )

    but totally agree with what you say though, if people are cumfortable and healthy its all good
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    the first page girl called shauna (i think) overweight at 5ft4, 150lbs, shocking :eek3:

    btw i hope you didnt think i was pointing out the mistake to be nasty or anything

    and give your mate my number lol (kidding :p: )

    but totally agree with what you say though, if people are cumfortable and healthy its all good
    Yeah, I know this sounds a bit cliche, but there some truth to it, I think the media really has given all of us (especially women) a very distorted view on beauty. Actually if you can be bothered to do so, youtube "dove evolution", it a pretty amazing clip, and while its only about a minute long its very revealing on media and beauty. There are several different links, i'll post one just for convenience, hope it helps explain.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U

    Haha...no I didn't suspect you were correcting me to be nasty. Sometimes it's hard to tell online, but usually those people leave their distinct, degrading and sarcastic remarks. You didn't, you simply didn't buy a part of what I had said, and you shouldn't have because I was mistaken. I admire people that don't take everything at face value and are willing to investigate and use their mind, and you did just that. If anything, you should be lauded, for actually doing some research that so many people don't do. And it keeps me honest...

    I would, but he's taken. Plus, in America, so it wouldn't do either of you as much good as I'd hope for.

    Yeah, I feel like people in general aren't really worried with their health at all these days. I mean, I have friends that eat McDonalds (3 or 4 doubles at a time) 3-5 times a week, and never excerise, but they're still skinny, perhaps not very healthy internally though. Burning calories doesn't necessarily mean that your arteries aren't clogging rapidly. And it probably isn't healthy to form habits like that bc once that metabolism slows down weight gain ensues. I guess a good example of this would be Brittany Murphy or Heath Ledger; both looked great on the outside, but their bodies and minds were very unhealthy from all the drugs and alcohol abuse, and sadly, they both died very young. There's more to life than being skinny or beautiful, and one day those things will fade anyway. It's fine to have preferences to a body type, nearly everybody does I think, but realize there are more important things and don't get sucked into one "perfect type" or something, bc if it has no substance (personality, etc) to back it, then it's really no good to begin with.
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    done ranting...
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    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    so i'm 6ft and a size (16/)18/20 depending on what fit i want from clothes
    my bmi says i'm obese
    but i'm happy with that
    i'd love to wear clothes skinny girls do, but i generally have large hips and a small waist. i'm very bottom heavy. like a very ripe pear i guess!
    i wondered if anyone else has any tips on the styles of clothes they wear with this sort of figure? and if they're happy with it or not?
    You belong in a pool with shamoo, not La Senza. I wouldn't worry about what fits I'd be worryed about what you eat.
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    Curvy and size 18/20 does not fit.

    You big fatty. I'd say pics or gtfo, but I'm not sure I even want to look.
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    I am 6'5 and I remember eating so much that my ass bulged out like crazy. It took me months to get rid of that. Until then, I resorted to loose and huge clothing.

    P.S. I am a guy.....
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    haha, my thoughts exactly. But this is in the fashion&beauty section instead of fitness/hr, so that may be the reason :p:
    I saw it

    couldn't be bothered to type
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    OP, what kind of style do you like? If you're trying to accentuate the curves of your waist I would find tops or blouses that sort of give a slimming effect by doing a mock wrap around the waist area, or sort of just under the bust line. This can also give the appearance of making your bust a little more accented. I found examples, and this one is of a dress with the effect I'm talking about.



    I think this top has seams that could kind of enhance your curves too


    Though you may not like dresses but I'm sure if you go to any fashion shop of your choice, and ask them they could point you to any tops that have the same effect. There are probably tons of choices. Ultimately it comes down to your preference. Just some thoughts, hope this helps.
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    I'm a size 8-10, you're a size 18-20, and I consider myself chubby, and you say that at the most you are chubby..
    I know this isn't what you're asking for, but I'm just saying.. either, we've got really different meanings when we say chubby and curvy, or you have a really special body shape.. Made me curious on how you look..

    I do not by any means try to be rude here. If you're happy with the way you look, there's nothing better. Confidence is sexy!
    As for the clothes, I like clothes that are tight around my waist, and go out over my tummy. Long tops/cardigans with leggins are really nice and compliments your shape. Baggy tops with waistbelts and leggings..
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    ok firstly, size 16 isn't fat.
    if you think that is fat, i'm sorry, you are seriously deluded. size a4/ 16 is the AVERAGE size of a woman in the UK today. now if i was 5ft 2 and saying i was a size 16 i would agree, yeah, i should lose some weight as that is a big size for a woman of that height
    but i'm not. i am 6ft with a pear shaped figure and i wear a 16- 18, size 20 when i want a really baggy fit ie. a t shirt large enough to wear as a dress
    i'm probably taller than most men that have commented on here
    and to be honest, i wasn't looking for you all to start preaching about how it's affecting my health. it isn't. i am a tall, healthy built woman, and i simply wanted to hear from other women who are in the same boat
    sorry love, if you think you are fat at size 8 to 10, you have something wrong with you. you aren't fat. you're delusional.
    if everyone's ready to jump to insulting me, i will do the same. most blokes on here who are replying to me, i really couldn't care less what your opinion is. i'm sure i wouldn't look twice at you if i saw you walking past me, so what makes you think that your opinion matters to me?
    the jokes you are cracking aren't funny at all, and for any woman out there who might have wanted to comment on this thread, you've just made it so uncomfortable and as if we should be ashamed we are not your usual lanky girls
    my figure's isn't fat- i wouldn't want to post any photos, but if you wanted to see photos of me i'm more than happy to let you see my myspace photographs- i'm just trying to think of photos that would be easy to see quickly
    the point i was trying to make about the bmi is that it shouldn't be the big thing it is made out to be- my aunt is a nurse and she has said that people take it far too heart, and that it is just there to give a quick estimate about you- it does not take into account family history, bone size etc
    and yeah i'm from bishops stortford. surely you'd have seen me? i'm clearly the big fatty lumbering round jackson square.
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    (Original post by little.miss.vicki)
    I'm quite small (about a size 6-8) but I'm a similar shape to you, I've got a small waist but larger hips and bum. I would imagine that you look good in the same sorts of things I do (drawing attention to my waist & not too tight on my hips/bum).

    Things like
    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp...9519&langId=-1
    or
    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp...7286&langId=-1 (the stripes at the top, with the plain skirt will make your boobs look bigger and balance out your figure)

    I've just bought a navy and cream stripe dress and long navy cardigan and I'm going to put a skinny tan belt over both of then to emphasise my waist. (I've bought them in a medium because I think they look classier slightly baggy, rather than pulled tight over my bum!)

    I also really like nude coloured baggy T-shirt dresses with a fitted black blazer over the top (especially the ones with rolled up sleeves & pinstripe lining) and thick black tights, with long pearls.

    or this dress would look amazing http://www.oasis-stores.com/Blurred-...uct/3170069000

    or a full skirt (e.g. http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Woven-...rt=-1&clr=Navy) with a vest top (tucked in e.g. http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/st...4590&langId=-1) cardigan and a waist belt and tights.
    really appreciate your reply love, this is what i wanted to hear from people, not them telling me what i fatty i must be lol
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    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    thank you
    i thought most of the people replying were blokes, but they're not. like what's the point lol
    Because they clearly arent happy with the way they look so like to put others down so they feel better. x
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Curvy and size 18/20 does not fit.

    You big fatty. I'd say pics or gtfo, but I'm not sure I even want to look.
    Get a life. Seriously. You are just pathetic.
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    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    ok firstly, size 16 isn't fat.
    if you think that is fat, i'm sorry, you are seriously deluded. size a4/ 16 is the AVERAGE size of a woman in the UK today. now if i was 5ft 2 and saying i was a size 16 i would agree, yeah, i should lose some weight as that is a big size for a woman of that height
    but i'm not. i am 6ft with a pear shaped figure and i wear a 16- 18, size 20 when i want a really baggy fit ie. a t shirt large enough to wear as a dress
    i'm probably taller than most men that have commented on here
    and to be honest, i wasn't looking for you all to start preaching about how it's affecting my health. it isn't. i am a tall, healthy built woman, and i simply wanted to hear from other women who are in the same boat
    sorry love, if you think you are fat at size 8 to 10, you have something wrong with you. you aren't fat. you're delusional.
    if everyone's ready to jump to insulting me, i will do the same. most blokes on here who are replying to me, i really couldn't care less what your opinion is. i'm sure i wouldn't look twice at you if i saw you walking past me, so what makes you think that your opinion matters to me?
    the jokes you are cracking aren't funny at all, and for any woman out there who might have wanted to comment on this thread, you've just made it so uncomfortable and as if we should be ashamed we are not your usual lanky girls
    my figure's isn't fat- i wouldn't want to post any photos, but if you wanted to see photos of me i'm more than happy to let you see my myspace photographs- i'm just trying to think of photos that would be easy to see quickly
    the point i was trying to make about the bmi is that it shouldn't be the big thing it is made out to be- my aunt is a nurse and she has said that people take it far too heart, and that it is just there to give a quick estimate about you- it does not take into account family history, bone size etc
    and yeah i'm from bishops stortford. surely you'd have seen me? i'm clearly the big fatty lumbering round jackson square.
    i seriously don't mean to be rude, but im not sure how to say this.

    Just because the average size of women in the uk is 14/16 that does not mean that size 8 to 10 isn't curvy - this means that your average british woman is fat.

    that isn't an attack on you - it just needs to be said since so many seem to be talking about the 'average' size without thinking about what average really means
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    no Adonis?
    Aha! I was thinking the same thing. :]
 
 
 
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