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Old 01-05-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Where Dance Music comes first
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Body fat is probably a healthy level or borderline. They are plus size model thin.

Oxymoron.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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Also, the women in the photos you provided, you say are neither thin or fit.....on the contrary. They may not be "model" thin, but they are IN NO WAY WHATSOEVER overweight and they LOOK HEALTHY AND FIT.
Those girls are most certainly overweight. Their BMIs are without a shadow of a doubt towards the top of the overweight category.

They are probably not suffering for it - particularly since they are young - but they are carrying extra pounds. I'm very similar to girl #2 and I need to lose 40 to be "thin," and 60 to be "model thin."
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: US
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Oxymoron.

Not really when you know what the plus size model thin means.
Not all people gain weight the same way as a model for plus sizes:

How to Become a Plus-Size Model

"While you may need to fit into a certain size to become a plus model, that's not all. Plus models are generally 5'8" to 6' in height, and wear a size 10* and up. Other guidelines include:
  • A proportional figure
  • Shapely legs"
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I think it has more to do with body shape than thinness...

Personally, I think most 'thin' people look gaunt and their clothes just kind of hang there. I used to be thin (6'1 and around 120 lbs) and I'll NEVER EVER go back to that. I do need to lose around 30 lbs, but it's not super high on my priority list. I go to the gym, I eat well and the weight is slowly coming off, but it's in no way an obsession.

Right now, I'm a comfortable size 15 and I want to get back to a size 13 and no lower than that.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think it has more to do with body shape than thinness...
I think so too. That why it is important to find brands that work with your shape. There are certain body shapes that make it really easy to find clothing. And certain shapes that make it pretty difficult.

Let's just say, it is a lot easier for Gwyneth Paltrow, who has a more straight figure, to find clothing than Scarlett Johansson and they aren't too different in size. Or Beyonce. Or J. Lo. Or Salma Hayek. Or Sofia Vergara. Or Maria Menounos. The list goes on and on...
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Bottom line, if you run more than 5 miles per week and/or strength train you will have an easier time finding clothes that look good on you.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I think so too. That why it is important to find brands that work with your shape. There are certain body shapes that make it really easy to find clothing. And certain shapes that make it pretty difficult.

Let's just say, it is a lot easier for Gwyneth Paltrow, who has a more straight figure, to find clothing than Scarlett Johansson and they aren't too different in size. Or Beyonce. Or J. Lo. Or Salma Hayek. Or Sofia Vergara. Or Maria Menounos. The list goes on and on...
Exactly. I think the farther your body moves away from a standard 'mannequin' shape the harder it is to find clothing. I think Sophia Vergara is in great shape, but I can guarantee she has a much harder time finding clothing that fits than Gwenyth Paltrow.

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Bottom line, if you run more than 5 miles per week and/or strength train you will have an easier time finding clothes that look good on you.
I do those things...but no matter how much I exercise I'm never going to have small boobs, narrow hips or be under 6'1.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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How about just wearing clothes that fit? No matter what size you are.

A big woman, wearing a nice skirt, sweater, boots, looks much better than a size 10 woman, wearing size 6 clothes.

Get rid of the clothes that are too tight. Too short. And never wear anything sleazy.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:10 PM
 
Location: California
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I think right size is the most important and it may be something bad if one is too thin. In the eyes of different people, beauty is different.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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I agree, but I (a man) also look for shirts that are "slim fit" or "athletic fit" because if I get the regular fit, the shirts are baggy and look sloppy. I work out and weigh what I should, so I might as well show it off
Yep. May as well Women "look" as much if not more than men!
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