(Closed) New Board Name for plus sized board: now including Full Figured and Voluptuous

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: What should we call the new board that's been requested for plus sized brides?
    Plus Sized : (21 votes)
    18 %
    Curvy : (16 votes)
    13 %
    Full figured : (62 votes)
    52 %
    Voluptuous : (19 votes)
    16 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it’s a great idea for a board, but just a thought on the name — I think that someone can be curvy without being plus sized (e.g., Scarlet Johansen, Kim Kardashian, etc.). If the board is for “plus size issues”, calling it “curvy” may not accurately capture its intent.

    Post # 4
    Member
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    i voted voluptous because it sounds sexier lol!!! but of course i don’t believe i’m plus sized, i believe i’m voluptous (reminds me of something you’d call a sexy screen siren lol)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I voted Plus Sized only because not everyone will know what the word Voluptous means…The average vocabularly of someone graduating in the 1950s was 50,000 words, today that number is 20,000…. *sigh* Makes the language lover in me cringe.

    Post # 6
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @rabbit: lmao very very true, i didn’t think of that at all.

    Post # 7
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee

    I still like curvy…

    Post # 9
    Member
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted for Full Figured because a woman could be Curvy or Voluptuous but also still be within the “wedding industry standard” sizes so they wouldn’t really have any size specific issues related to being a bride… and I think that was the objective of the new board.  Plus Size may also work, but I think that raises more questions about what the specific definition is… since it’s a term people are used to hearing in reference to being a specific clothing size or above.

    Post # 10
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    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    As Mr Bee said, voluptuous has nothing to do with being either plus sized or curvy, while plus sized neglects women who may not necessarily be plus sized in street clothes but find themselves plus sized in wedding attire. For that reason, I agree with prettyflowers and voted full figured.

    Post # 11
    Member
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted for full figured.  I agree that voluptuous doesn’t really have anything to do being plus sized or full figured.  I think it’s just a synonym that people like to use instead, but doesn’t really apply for the purposes of a Weddingbee Board.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

    bux·om

    1 a.  Healthily plump and ample of figure: “A generation ago, fat babies were considered healthy and buxom actresses were popular, but society has since come to worship thinness” (Robert A. Hamilton).

       

      I still kinda like this one…more so for its definition

      Post # 13
      Member
      4382 posts
      Honey bee
      • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

      I voted for full-figured since I suggested it on the thread. 🙂

       

      I still don’t know what category I fit into. Is a 12 considered plus-sized?

      (Sorry, random sidebar).

      Post # 14
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      4480 posts
      Honey bee
      • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

      I’d say full-figured. You can be curvy without being plus-size, or voluptuous at any size! Plus-size might also exclude some women who still face some of the same difficulties with wedding planning (samples always too small, etc.) who aren’t technically “plus sized”. Full-figured seems neutral and inclusive. 🙂

      Post # 15
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      1260 posts
      Bumble bee
      • Wedding: June 2010

      I agree that full-figured is the best option – like Spaniel said, it is neutral and inclusive 🙂

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