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Curvy – what’s the definition?

I have often described myself as curvaceous.  However, over the years I have gained several stone in weight.  When I sit down I definitely have a couple of spare tyres that sit over my waistband.  Does this mean that I am no longer curvaceous but simply overweight?

I have just read a post from a very glamorous lady who, although she admits to nearing 30 stone in weight, describes herself as curvaceous.  She states she has all the attributes that we associate with being curvaceous such as big boobs, slender waist (in comparison to the rest of her body) and a rounded bottom.

At a size 18 (and very unfit) I know I’m pushing the boundaries describing myself as curvy – why? Because for me the term ‘curvaceous’ sums up pictures of smooth lines, firmness and well-proportioned bodies – think of Marilyn Monroe, Jessica Rabbit and Jennifer Lopez – something that I am not. Yet, I don’t want to describe myself as overweight or fat – they make me sound lazy, unimportant and ‘grey’ and that’s not right.

So what is the definition for curvaceous? Does curvy now translate into plus size or can you describe yourself as curvaceous regardless of your weight? Or, at the end of the day does it really matter?

Me, I am now going to refer to myself as a funky chunky, and be proud of it!

How about you?


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  1. l hessom says:

    I heard a great word for the curvy, voluptuous woman the other day.. how about *FABULOUS* because really we all are in our own defined way!!

  2. Maggie says:

    Good for you. I like to think of myself as voluptuous. By the same token, I like a bit of meat on my men too!

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