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Old 12-23-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Does a thin body typically make women look young/er?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Nope.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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It all depends. I've seen before and after pictures of people that have lost a lot of weight, and I felt that they looked older AFTER because of the amount of fat that they lost in their faces. It helps to have some cushion there to smooth out the skin. On the other hand, I've seen extra weight age a woman.

Then there are other things to consider, such as how she carries her weight, bone structure, etc.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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The general rule is: up to about age 40, being thinner makes one appear younger. But after age 40, being thinner makes one appear older. There have been studies using identical twins where one is thin and the other is overweight. While the twins are in their 20's and 30's people generally mistake the thinner twin for being younger. From 40 onward, people mistake the heavier twin for being the younger one.

It has been said that after a certain age, a woman must choose between her face and her body. A little extra fat % can do wonders for the face but that'll come with some jiggle and cellulite.. conversely a tight, toned body often comes with a drawn, guant, haggard looking face after a certain age.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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I starting to think there are a lot of insecurities floating around on this board.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Originally Posted by DoneWithDallas View Post
I starting to think there are a lot of insecurities floating around on this board.
Right? You can almost cut it with a knife. I think it makes you look younger, and by observing women, it definately makes you feel better, that is, staying in shape. Now staying in shape and being thin are two different things. Some women look funny with a small body and a big head
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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If thin means "skinny" NO WAY. At your right weight, build muscles and no skelatror look.

Looking wholesome is important. Skinny looks haggard.

Fat looks bad too. Being over or underweight adds years.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: US
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I think it depends on the person,how thin they are and how healthy their skin/body is.

The way the dress and wear makeup/hair also factors in.

Why?
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:01 AM
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As you get older, thinner usually means more wrinkles. Also I have noticed recently that the really thin people are dropping dead faster. It is better to be pleasantly plump and healthy.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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A nice THIN layer of subcutaneous fat on a muscled and toned older woman will give them their best look.

The crypt keeper look is a no go in my book.
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