Are Curvy Women Really Back In Fashion?
Are Curvy Women Back In Fashion?
After years of on-and-off dieting to try to keep to fashion standards, it looks like finally I can be happy with my rounded body. Finally, I do not need to make excuses and I can eat my cheese without feeling guilty afterwards.
Much to my happiness, I see that the past few years have seen a change in fashion models. At last the Skinny model is being seen as hazardous and unhealthy. And rounder curvy types are making a comeback all over the place.
Who is considered a curvy woman?
In the fashion world, someone who wears a size 14 or higher is considered curvy. The average size for a woman nowadays is a size 12 to 14. That is a bust of 90 to 95 cm, 75cm waist and 100cm. hips.
More than 5,000 people who voted for the top 100 best celebrity bodies choose the more curvaceous girls at the top of the list.
Thankfully, it seems that lately there is a tendency to try to convince us that curvy women are back in fashion. We see magazine cover pages with photos of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salma Hayek or Jennifer Lopez proudly showing their generous curves. Curvy women such as Shakira, Beyoncé and Diam's, are becoming more and more the new fashion icons. More than 5,000 people who voted for the top 100 best celebrity bodies choose the more curvaceous girls at the top of the list. Jennifer Lopez, famed for her ample bottom, came top Maybe, finally we are accepting that men find curvy women more attractive.
More and more women are showing proudly their figures rather than starving themselves to fit in a size 8 or 6. Big boobs and ample hips are no longer a shame. Latin women, however, have always been aware of this. And if nature did not give us enough we could always find multiple solutions such as the famous Wonderbra, padded panties or for the more affluent fat injections or even implants!
A Research Suggests that Curvy Women Are More Intelligent Than slim Women
To top it off, last week the BBC published research, by scientists at the Universities of Pittsburgh and California, suggesting that curvy women are cleverer. So on top of being sexy we can say that we are more intelligent than the skinny girls. Fantastic!
The American researchers used data from a study of 16,000 women, collecting details of their body measurements and their scores in cognitive tests, they found that those women with a greater difference between the waist and hips, scored significantly higher on the intelligence tests, and so did their children. This suggests that women with an hourglass figure are brighter and have cleverer children, too. This could be explained as a result of higher levels of omega3 fatty acids on the hips. In this area, the fat is likely to be full of Omega-3, which could improve the woman's own mental abilities as well as those of her child during pregnancy as the omega3 fatty acids are essential for the growth of the brain during pregnancy.
Previously, a number of scientific studies showed that men are "hard-wired" to find women with a greater waist-hip differential the most attractive. No one has yet been able to explain this, although theories include enhanced fertility, better childbearing abilities and longer life expectancy.
So, as it comes maybe this Christmas we will stop worrying about those extra chocolates finding their permanent home in our hips. Let's thank Jennifer Lopez almost as famous for her latino curves as her starring roles for making the fuller bottom a must have fashion accessory! After all who doesn't want a clever and sexy girl by their side?
Curvy Catherine Zeta-Jones And Dita Von Teese
Could Curvier Women Be More Intelligent Than Their Skinnier Peers?
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Santa Barbara got the answer: YES because the fat surrounding fuller hips and thighs, holds higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster brain growth which also might lead to producing more intelligent offspring. So it looks like the bigger the difference between a woman's waist and hips the better.
Beyonce Performing In Montreal
Dove campaign with "REAL WOMEN"
An interview with Size 16 Miss UK Finalist: Chloe Marhall
More resources for curvy girls:
- Curvy or fat ?
Real women have breasts and hips, and round bottoms. And if you do not have them, you do anything from exercises to plastic surgery to have some...It's not natural to have models who resemble hangers just to please untalented designers...
- Tips for buying Swimwear for curvy girls
The most important thing when choosing your swimwear should be to feel comfortable in it. Stop worrying about your shape while you are at the beach or swimming pool. Look for styles that suit your figure, not just whatever is fashionable.
© 2007 Wendy Iturrizaga