The fashion world is becoming more accepting of women who are plus-sized. How do you view women who are not thin? Do you think curves are in or, not so much? If you are a man, would you date a plus-size woman? (The model below is probably a size 16-18.) If you are a curvy plus-size woman, how do you feel about it?
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Jenny....Thank you for reminding us that well known names are actively fighting back against body shaming, AND, that even skinny women have the very same issues. Great observation!
Absolutely, John. I knew a young woman who was a business professional. She had the best personality! She was not a great beauty & she was a little chubby, but she always attracted handsome boyfriends. Why? They loved her "radiance" & her pos
Lovely answer, Paula. The pretty girl in the pic is indeed stylish and beautiful. I believe the key is in not hiding under a potato sack, but in wearing clothing that is somewhat fitted,& which screams "more to love!" Oh, Yeah!
Why indeed? All societies rate women's beauty---whether it offends you or not. No point in pretending otherwise. Many plus-size models are activists against body-shaming, which is a good thing. Furthermore, some men actually prefer plus-size women.
Sorry, but I was raised to believe that the size of my brain is more important than the size of my dress. Is a plus-sized woman "as attractive" as a thin woman? I don't know. What are their IQs?
Most women say they believe as you do. Nevertheless, Americans tend to exalt the skinny woman over the chubby one. A politically correct person will agree with you, but they won't tell you the truth, that most people worry about body image.
So how 'bout we stop posting questions about who is more attractive, perpetuating the impossible standard of beauty, and start focusing on brains and health instead?
How about realizing that anorexic women and, in fact, most women, no matter how intelligent, are not comforted or helped by those who refuse to understand why body image issues exist? For once, open your eyes.
Women have body issues in part because we continue to ask questions like "are plus sized woman as attractive as thin women". How 'bout not contributing to the problem, if you're so concerned about body image issues?
Perhaps there is a better way to bring up the topic. Food for thought. Thanks for commenting, Lisa.
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Russell, Women the world over will love your comment. Personally, I would love to see more curvy/plus size women in movies who represent reality. Thank you for your wonderful answer.
Bless you for saying so. The good news is, little by little, some change is occurring with regard to perceptions about weight. But it's an uphill battle. The woman in the picture is a beauty. I don't even see her as overweight. To me, she's curvy.
Ralph, I asked this question precisely because I wanted women to hear from men like you. "Goddess-like" is the best compliment a "curvy" woman, who is definitely not stick thin, can possibly hear. I LOVE that you decided to express your opinion.
Right. Also, I do not believe we have to ignore the subject, as if it doesn't matter. It does matter! Too many girls are convinced they're not good enough because of their weight, even though they are healthy. That's where having a discussion helps.
Yes being able to discuss this issue is very important. I am looking into going into schools and discussing this very issue. On both sides of the issue. health class in elementary would have the most effect. I wish that had been done for my friends.
I don't believe that a small waist-line is needed to look attractive, although some men prefer tiny waists. (Ha! Good luck with that.) However, with good health, the waistline may have a decent ratio, even if the woman is a size 18 or so.
Love it. You're obviously a woman who knows how to "rock" her assets. Thank you!
Yes they are, Mama Rae, and thank you for saying so.
The big "YES" says it all!
That's true, but if a woman can't get a date because she's plus size, it can be hard to keep repeating the mantra. But some good things are happening in the fashion industry to help women feel better about themselves.
That is absolutely true. A woman can be attractive or unattractive whether she is thin or full-figured. I am glad that the standard has shifted, in part because of the popularity of plus size models.
Linda....I wish more plus-size women would stop hiding their bodies and begin showing them instead. Tasteful fashions for plus size women do exist.
When worn properly, they look gorgeous and curvy!
What irritates me is that affordable plus size outfits at places like some trending store that shall remain nameless, are either too plain or have loud patterns on them. I mean if I wanted to look like a cheetah, I would buy a pho fur coat, ya know?
I have seen some of the loud prints. I don't get it. Probably some thin designer decided these large prints were more PC. Wrong again!
I have 4 sisters that are plus 18-20 dress sizes and they are so proud and happy with way they look in their dresses. They even tell me, " don't I look cute? To be truthful about it they look better the I do in my 10-12 petite size dresses.
Linda, I love it! Your sisters sound adorable!! Also, despite what one "hears," not all men run at the sight of extra weight. It's all in how a woman carries herself. Some men are truly quite open about such things.