(Closed) Does Curvy = Overweight?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Does Curvy = Overweight?
    Yes, curvy is a euphemism for overweight : (52 votes)
    21 %
    No, curvy means a defined waist, bust, and hips : (192 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
    509 posts
    Busy bee

    I do not consider curvey as an all over code for fat. I think sometimes it gets adopted and used that way (like in add campaigns) but I guess I feel like curvey is mor ea description of a body shape. Also –  I think it is sometimes hard to tell if a person is overweight to start with. 

    Post # 4
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m on the fence … I feel like it is used for both definitions. 

    Post # 5
    437 posts
    Helper bee

    @DuckEBee:  I think curvy is meant to be defined waist, hips and boobs but so many people use it to describe bigger girls

    Post # 6
    2753 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    To me, curvy does not automatically mean overweight. Nobody could honestly accuse Jessica Rabbit of being overweight! However, I think companies do use it as a code for overweight, and that’s annoying.

    Post # 7
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @HisMoon:  I see it on here all day. Almost every single woman uses it to describe herself. 

    Post # 8
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It appears to be a euphemism for overweight in the media. It’s a shame because a person can technically be slim but curvy in the sense of having a large chest and/or hips and a small waist.

    Post # 9
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It should only be a descriptor of proportions (bust, waist, hip), but I agree that it’s mostly used as a euphemism for being large (by everyone including the media and overweight women themselves). That being said, since the word describes proportions, both slim and heavier women can indeed be curvy.

    Post # 10
    9674 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    It is mainly for large hips, defined waist and large bust in my opinion. But it has in recent years been used more and more as a synonym for overweight. You can definitely be curvy while not overweight.

    Post # 11
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It irritates me when it’s used as a euphemism for overweight. You can be a size 0 and curvy or a size 20 and curvy, but you can also be either and not at all curvy. 

    I’m slightly galled to realise I’m curvier at a size 4 than I was as a size 14.

    Post # 12
    2290 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Curvy is used a lot as a nice way to say overweight or plus size, but curvy doesn’t mean overweight at all. There are women of all sizes who are curvy, and there are women of all sizes, including the overweight, who aren’t curvy at all. 

    To be honest, I find it rather irritating when people describe themselves or others as curvy when they really aren’t. I’ve seen plenty of women on this site alone use this word to describe themselves, and many of them were wrong. 

    Post # 13
    8883 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @DuckEBee:  i wear a size 0, but i am really curvy.  i’ve got a butt and hips, and a really narrow waist.

    Post # 14
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Curvy is a shape, not a size.

    Post # 15
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Curvy or hourglass figure is a shape, not a size.  A size 0 can have a defined waist with hips and bust and so can a size 20.  I think it has been twisted around recently as in “oh you’re not fat, you’re curvy”

    Post # 16
    5189 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Tricky question because everyone uses it differently. You ask a guy what curvy means and he’ll tell you an hourglass figure (skinny in the middle). You ask an overweight woman and she’ll tell you it means junk in the trunk and up front (big boobs and butt, not necessarily skinny in the middle). In the media it refers to big boobs, possibly a prominent backside, but mostly the melons. In fashion it means plus size. So depending on who you ask a 99 lb. woman and a 400 lb. woman could both be considered curvy.

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