(Closed) How do you define full-figured?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Someone is full-figured:

    If they are overweight

    If they are obese

    If they consider themselves to be full-figured

    If they don't fit into 'standard' sized clothes and need plus-sized ones

  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @mrsSonthebeach:  

    Hmm. I never knew about the distinction between misses and womens..lol.

    I think I always thought misses was supposed to be for petite frames (like shorter..etc.) so I always end up in the juniors section when I can’t find my size in womens. hahah.

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @bearlove: 

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    @SpecialSundae:  

    I think of the same thing. I don’t think you have to be plus sized to be full figured. I just picture the hour glass frame.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I always picture women who are heavyset for their height.  Not necessarily overweight or in plus-size clothing, just bigger.  I use voluptuous or curvy when describing women with an hourglass figure and bigger boobs/butt.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I consider myself full figured, because i am an hour glass shape, i have a big bum and big boobs although i am smaller in the waist, i am also 5’10 so the weight i do have seems to carry well. 

    SpecialSundae misses – standard uk (6 – 18)… womens – plus size uk (16/18 +) 

    i’ve lost some weight recently but previously i struggled with plus size clothing (womens) as most designs were very boxed shaped with no attempt to style clothing for larger shapely women, it really bugged me but most retailers seem to have added extra sizes to their standard ranges which is good 

    Post # 36
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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    @xlittlemissbridex:  No, there’s a separates petites department for the shorter women who wear misses sizes, but the proportions are different. Usually the waist, for example, is a half an inch to an inch smaller on the same size in petites than in misses. Juniors clothing is also measured for a slightly shorter height, but the cut of the clothing is for a girl with boy-like proportions since the target shopper is mid-puberty.

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY

    I think more of curves, like hips and breast size, as the determining factors for full figured. I think there are also overweight women for whom I think full figured is just a euphemism.

     

     

    Post # 39
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ll just add my .02 and be on my way. 🙂

    I think of full-figured as “non-standard sizes.” I realize that a size 4 can be curvy, but I just consider that….curvy. I don’t think there is just straight or curvy as body types anyway, so I think there has to be more than just having boobs or hips to be something other than just curvaceous.

    I also think that people don’t know the difference between ‘overweight’ and ‘obese,’ ESPECIALLY if it’s some random stranger. You can’t tell a BMI from how large someone appears to you, it’s just not possible. In extreme cases, sure, but not on the regular.

    I’m 5’10 and would be considered overweight. I’m also quite curvy, always have been. I’m both full-figured and plus-size in my own eyes. My SIZE is plus (which is anything 12 or 14+). My figure is full. Lol.

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Personally, I think “full-figured” is synonomous with “plus sized”, so it depends on the woman’s clothing size.

     

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @kayrie95:  I agree, I don’t think curvy/voluptuous is the same as full figured, because you can be a size 6 with an hourglass too, and have plenty of curves!

    I’m not really sure which of the poll options I think of first. Generally I think of it as some combination of overweight/having to shop in the plus size department. Though those two things don’t always go together (I know you can be a healthy weight and still be plus size due to a bigger frame). But I guess the full-figured term kind of covers both of those to a certain extent in my mind? I’ve never really thought about it before. I guess I think of it as a more polite way to say plus size, which is often used as a polite way to say overweight (however incorrect that may be).

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I thought “full figured” was a euphemism for over-weight. A way for it to be described in a positive/non judgemental way. 

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have an hour glass figure, wear a size 18W, and I have a round high bottom and full breast.

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