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    That is not curvy.
    That is fat.

    I am curvy (and a size 10-12, curves in the right places). People should stop using the word curvy to describe their rolls of fat, when actually being curvy simply means being womanly and having hips and breasts, but then a small waist giving a healthy, curvy shape. Not necessarily fat.

    If you are happy how you are, great for you! But use the correct terminology and don't pretend to be something you are not by using more flattering words.
    Sorry, but it is true and it annoys me :-/
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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?
    Hmm, im not too sure...
    I mean, this BMI thing can be wrong, It's not really accurate due to bone structure and muscle etc, however it does take height into consideration... If it said you were overweight then i would agree with you and think you are just a curvy healthy girl. But when it says obese, you have to think that maybe you should a little weight, for health reasons. And im not sure about any tips, : o Watch good old Gok Wan.
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    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    so many shops are so poor at their sizing guidelines- i can be a 14/16 in new look, because i need clothes that fit over my hips properly, but i go to primark and i always have to pick up the 18s. i get size 20s when i want baggy t shirt dresses or lumberjack shirts to wear with leggings. i think it just leaves you feeling like you're bigger than you are, it's such a crap feeling when you can't fit into clothes you should be able to cos the sizing's off!
    you clearly aren't happy with your body then if you'd diet rather than buy a size larger? that seems a bit off
    Yeah im normally a size 10 and iv bought tshirts and tops that are 18s so i can wear them as dresses with a belt and leggings
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    I all this "not curvy fat" stuff is ridiculous. She is 6" for crying out loud, it's not the same as someone 5"5 being a size 18.
    If she's happy with herself, then good for her. Who are we to say anything otherwise? The thread is about how to dress a larger frame, not a debate as to whether a certain size is too big.
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlet)
    That is not curvy.
    That is fat.

    I am curvy (and a size 10-12, curves in the right places). People should stop using the word curvy to describe their rolls of fat, when actually being curvy simply means being womanly and having hips and breasts, but then a small waist giving a healthy, curvy shape. Not necessarily fat.

    If you are happy how you are, great for you! But use the correct terminology and don't pretend to be something you are not by using more flattering words.
    Sorry, but it is true and it annoys me :-/
    This times a bazillion. Stop overusing the word curvy...

    IMO
    not curvy



    curvy



    more than "curvy"



    OP, I'm not saying you're not curvy, I was just expanding on someone else's point. But yeah, it's good that you're happy with your size
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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?

    .....What are the advantages to being obese? Really? You are fat, not curvy.
    Other than being unhealthy, it's generally seen as unattractive....If you want to wear clothes a healthy girl wears, then just loose the weight through diet and exercise. Simple.
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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.
    It is the average. But it's also fat. The average woman in the UK is overweight. That doesn't make it alright :rolleyes:

    If the average size was 4, it'd still be thin. Just because it's the mean does not make it the median.
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    (Original post by Lil Piranha)
    It is the average. But it's also fat. The average woman in the UK is overweight. That doesn't make it alright :rolleyes:

    If the average size was 4, it'd still be thin. Just because it's the mean does not make it the median.
    exactly
    i completely agree, and you explained it better than me haha
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    I would love to be taller and to have a bit more up top. I'm 5'2 so I'm normally shorter than everyone even in heels. I have to be really careful with my weight because a little weight can have a big effect with my height, but I agree that tall girls can look good in bigger sizes. If I was a size 16/18 I would look spherical, but the taller you are, the bigger the sizes you can pull off.
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    Okay everyone, please keep this thread pleasant! I've had to warn several of you for rudeness and don't want to have to warn anyone else. Unless you have a valuable and relevant contribution to make, please do not post or I'll have to close the thread.

    For my part; I'm a 16/18 and I'm 5ft8. Compared to other women my size and height (family members and so on) I seem to be heavier weightwise but slimmer when I compare my tummy with theirs. I'm in proportion with hips and a nipped in waist and I don't have a huge bust so all my fat seems to be pretty evenly spread. I would say I was fat but I still have curves in the sense that I have nice hips and a waist and boobs. I think you can be fat and curvy as long as you don't have rolls and rolls of stomach or something. A 6ft woman who's a size 16 would just be like a scaled up model of a 5ft size 8/10 really. As long as they're in proportion.

    So you're all saying fat =/= curvy and I agree in most cases but I'd also like to add that being skinny with big hips and boobs is not the only type of curviness.
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    ahh I'd ignore BMI, most women aren't usually as tall as you so it doesn't really take it into account... you sound happy with yourself though which is nice to hear for once!

    erm so i think usually boot cut jeans are reccommended for pear shapes and A line skirts. And tops that show off your chest to draw the eye away from the bottom half
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    (Original post by Stace-is-Ace)
    Okay everyone, please keep this thread pleasant! I've had to warn several of you for rudeness and don't want to have to warn anyone else. Unless you have a valuable and relevant contribution to make, please do not post or I'll have to close the thread.

    For my part; I'm a 16/18 and I'm 5ft8. Compared to other women my size and height (family members and so on) I seem to be heavier weightwise but slimmer when I compare my tummy with theirs. I'm in proportion with hips and a nipped in waist and I don't have a huge bust so all my fat seems to be pretty evenly spread. I would say I was fat but I still have curves in the sense that I have nice hips and a waist and boobs. I think you can be fat and curvy as long as you don't have rolls and rolls of stomach or something. A 6ft woman who's a size 16 would just be like a scaled up model of a 5ft size 8/10 really. As long as they're in proportion.

    So you're all saying fat =/= curvy and I agree in most cases but I'd also like to add that being skinny with big hips and boobs is not the only type of curviness.
    exactly what i'm trying to say. i'm not fat. i don't have a massive belly, but i do carry my weight where any curvy woman, be it a size 8 or 16 would, which is around my thighs and bum.
    it's annoyed me so much, and as hard as i have tried to not take some of this stuff personally, i have, i'm glad someone's stepped in and said something. the whole thread just seemed to be a nice little spot for men in particular to have a laugh and insult someone who was interested in their opinions anyway.
    i understand that because my bmi says i'm obese i should get that checked out. i appreciate the health factors but to look at me you would not think i was obese. sure, like any woman i carry extra weight on me, but if you were to tryand see how much fat i had sitting on my hips you'd be disappointed- i have large hips, but this isn't due to fat, you can still feel my hip bones very well, they are just generally large.
    i am a tall girl who exercises but doesn't make a thing of it, i just generally lead a busy lifestyle which needs me to be rushing about constantly, i eat healthily and i am happy with how i am. why does that mean that so many people felt they could step in and just immediately insult me because my bmi is obese and i happily wear size 16+ clothes?
    for those that have replied nicely, and encouragingly, it's been great. i wanted to hear from people like you. not some stupid man sat at his laptop having a giggle and insulting someone he doesn't even know.
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    (Original post by Lil Piranha)
    It is the average. But it's also fat. The average woman in the UK is overweight. That doesn't make it alright :rolleyes:

    If the average size was 4, it'd still be thin. Just because it's the mean does not make it the median.
    no it doesn't make it all right. if you're 5ft - 5ft 5 like the height of most women around
    i am 6ft- i'm taller than most men i know.
    and i will weigh more than a 6ft man as women carry more weight.
    i understand that going on averages isn't the greatest idea but i'm not exaclty shaped like your average woman. if i was half a foot shorted i would be a size 12 at most. and who is to say that's not a healthy size?
    what is a healthy size and what isn't? no one has a right to say.
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    (Original post by Mazty)
    .....What are the advantages to being obese? Really? You are fat, not curvy.
    Other than being unhealthy, it's generally seen as unattractive....If you want to wear clothes a healthy girl wears, then just loose the weight through diet and exercise. Simple.
    i am a healthy girl
    and i happily wear clothes healthy girls wear
    i do not smoke
    i do not drink excessively
    i lead an active lifestyle
    i come from a family of tall, big boned women.
    i have large hips, not due to carrying fat on them, but because they are naturally large.
    i have a flat stomach.
    a small waist.
    who are you to say i am fat?
    this thread was titled curvy and happy, not to find out what all your opinions are of fat/ curvy. i'm not interested in that. i wanted to hear from women with a similar figure to mine, and how they dress it. not because i have troubles dressing my figure but because i am interested in fashion, and like to find out new ways to wear clothes, or try new styles i haven't done before.
    and since the majority of people that have responded are blokes, i don't think i did too well did i? unless you're all closet cross dressers.
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    (Original post by EffieFlowers)
    Hmm, im not too sure...
    I mean, this BMI thing can be wrong, It's not really accurate due to bone structure and muscle etc, however it does take height into consideration... If it said you were overweight then i would agree with you and think you are just a curvy healthy girl. But when it says obese, you have to think that maybe you should a little weight, for health reasons. And im not sure about any tips, : o Watch good old Gok Wan.
    yeah fair dos, i accept i'm generally going to weigh more than i should due to my bone structure and my figure.
    i don't crave having my hip bones jutting out though, so i don't see why it seems such a problem to be happy with being a taller than average healthy sized curvy girl.
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    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    no it doesn't make it all right.
    Then why try and justify it by claiming it's the average?

    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    if you're 5ft - 5ft 5 like the height of most women around
    i am 6ft- i'm taller than most men i know.
    and i will weigh more than a 6ft man as women carry more weight.
    i understand that going on averages isn't the greatest idea but i'm not exaclty shaped like your average woman. if i was half a foot shorted i would be a size 12 at most.
    Firstly, I would like you to go and get a ruler. You will note how 7" (difference between 5'5" and 6') is not exactly huge. I wouldn't say 7 extra inches of height justifies god knows how many inches of fat round the middle. How you expand vertically should not be of the same rate as how you expand horizontally.

    I never get why people say (for example) someone who is 5'2", say, can be a size 8 and healthy but if you're 5'9" then it's way too thin. I think in these debates people often lose track of how small an inch actually is, and exaggerate it to try to prove a point...

    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    what is a healthy size and what isn't? no one has a right to say.
    Well I'd have thought the doctors and specialists who set out the guidelines do. Unless of course you have a huge background in medical science with years of research into this topic that you're not letting on about? No?
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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?
    Same as me! I'm 5'7 and take a 14 generally. A-line skirts are the key, wear light coloured jeans (I'm not saying white/grey, but light blues are good), avoid empire line clothes, tulip skirts etc, and don't wear belts under your boobs, if you have to have them then keep them quite low, around your waist. You should just google clothes styles for a pear shape so you can see more of this stuff >_>
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    (Original post by vintagechic89)
    yeah fair dos, i accept i'm generally going to weigh more than i should due to my bone structure and my figure.
    i don't crave having my hip bones jutting out though, so i don't see why it seems such a problem to be happy with being a taller than average healthy sized curvy girl.
    Yeah, i see. Im glad that your happy with being who you are. If everyone was 5ft5 and size 12 or whatever, the world would be a rather boring place.
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    (Original post by Lil Piranha)
    Then why try and justify it by claiming it's the average?



    Firstly, I would like you to go and get a ruler. You will note how 7" (difference between 5'5" and 6') is not exactly huge. I wouldn't say 7 extra inches of height justifies god knows how many inches of fat round the middle. How you expand vertically should not be of the same rate as how you expand horizontally.

    I never get why people say (for example) someone who is 5'2", say, can be a size 8 and healthy but if you're 5'9" then it's way too thin. I think in these debates people often lose track of how small an inch actually is, and exaggerate it to try to prove a point...



    Well I'd have thought the doctors and specialists who set out the guidelines do. Unless of course you have a huge background in medical science with years of research into this topic that you're not letting on about? No?
    really no need to get sarcastic about that. no i'm saying no one can pass comment on whether you're the right clothes size for your height unless they see you and see your shape and figure.
    i think you're getting too involved in something i wasn't concerned about in the first place. it was only after receiving so many insults from people i decided to try and say something concerning the health issue of it all.
    i wanted to hear from people the same size as me, or with the same body type/build as me. not someone who will quickly pass judgement on someone they don't know.
    i'm not bothered whether what i'm saying concerning the health side of things makes sense to you, i just wanted to know why so many people have considered a 6foot woman who wears size 16 clothes to be overweight simply because her bmi says she is on the verge of being obese.
    none of you have seen photos of my shape, so why make an opinion on it?
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    vintagechic, i wouldnt even waste your time, as long as you are happy and healthy what does it matter what people on the net think, personally i think youe size is ok on someone 6ft, my sister had a mate who was a size 18 at 5ft11 and she looked fine
 
 
 
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