Post # 1
I’ve always wondered this. I see the word ‘curvy’ used to describe women all the time, and I never know who or what type of body type is considered ‘curvy’. What the heck does that even mean? I feel like everyone I talk to has a different vision of it, so I was just wondering.
I feel as though everytime I go jean shopping, all the stores now have a ‘curvy’ fit, and I wind up thinking, is that for me? What will it do if I buy it? And now with all this wedding dress searching, I see this word everywhere, from here to magazines. Does anyone have any good celebrity examples? This topic seems to come up a lot, whether I am at work, shopping, or even at family functions (FI’s sister talks about it, but I dont know if she even would be considered ‘curvy’)!
Disclamer: This is not to talk badly about body types/shapes. It’s just me being curious, and hoping to put this mystery to rest!
Post # 3
@soyjoy222: it depends…it can be euphemism for full figured, but you can be small with a cury body like Kim Kardashian. It depends on the context that is used.
Post # 4
@aicila:this! I consider myself curvy and I have more of a kardashian shape and stature.
Post # 5
To me, it means anyone with an hourglass or pear shaped figure. I don’t think you need to be plus sized to be considered curvy. I”m a size 2 and I have a major hourglass figure–I would say that I am curvy. With jeans, I tend to think it means that you have either a badonkadonk or are hippier, or both.
Post # 6
I consider myself to be curvy: 5’6″, 38D-33-40 (not sure on hips), size 14/16. I have boobs and an ass with a very clearly defined waist. I’m an hourglass but I’m proportional with a flat stomach (not thin, obviously, just dont have bumps). I’m currently 188lbs (but working on it).
I’m sorry that I keep blowing up WB with this picture, but this is me in my dress.
I’d say that ‘curvy’ fit jeans and clothing are meant to accomodate more robust butts and hips. So many of the cuts are low-waisted and that just doesn’t work for people like me with hips and junk in my trunk.
Post # 7
@soyjoy222:I consider myself curvy with my recent weight gain to a size 8 because I have some hips, a cute butt and DD boobs. Those are curves but not plus size.
Post # 8
@JewishBride: same here…I consider curvy a good thing.It just means you have a little fat in all the right places
Post # 9
I consider myself curvy because I have obvious hip and butt action going on. Basically, with regular pants, anything that fits me in the waist will be too small over the hips and butt, and anything designed for my hips gapes at the waist. Which is why I cried HALLELUJAH!!! when they came out with stretchy jeans.
Post # 10
@soyjoy222: I consider myself curvy although more in a Christina Hendricks mode and Joan (Mad Men) fashion sense. I dress to play up my shape.
That said, I could probably be considered curvy in the more euphemistic sense.
Post # 11
You are not straight up and down “built like a boy” but you have a womanly curvatrues ie: Breasts, defined waist, hips, butt .
Does not necessarily mean “plus size”
Post # 12
@hilsy85: Ditto. I think these days ‘curvy’ had been a euphemism for plus sized. In urban populations it is also referred to as ‘thick’
Post # 13
To me, curvy means you have a good sized butt/hips and/or decent sized boobs, but still have a defined waist. When you have both the butt/hips and boobs (like me), you definitely have a curvy figure!
Post # 14
To me… curvy means ample backside and/ or hips and perhaps amble bosom as well. A pp stated it very nicely as an hourglass or pear shaped woman. There are trousers out there that are “slim fit” and they don’t have much room in the thighs, hips or buttox. IMO, those are the opposite of “curvy fit”.
I think to many people it means “plus sized” but IMO, plus sized and curvy are two totally different things.
Post # 15
This is from skinnycurvy.com Rihanna says she loves her “curvy” body