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Old 09-22-2011, 11:10 PM
 
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Thick = slim waist and big thighs
Plus sized= fat
Full figured= curvy
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Well the reason being is because pear shapes tend to wear bigger pants and dresses even though they can technically be smaller than an apple. For ex. I'm a size 16 in pants but wear medium tops,so I can shop in juniors for shirts and have to shop in plus size for pants. But my sis wears 2x shirts and size 10 pants. But I would be classified as fat and not her?

I am working on my weight,but it seems ill always be considered fat because I can look like a skeleton up top but still have to wear plus size jeans. As a matter of fact,I never can remember wearing jeans below a size 12,even at 12 years of age I wore women's cut size jeans,never fit into juniors.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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The way i "envision" the descriptions to mean is:

thick = thick all over, meaty, chunky and in proportion everywhere - this will also be curvy, stacked, and possibly "fat" to guys who like skinny women

plus-sized = could mean a number of things, but i think people over sizes 12 or 14 are considered plus-sized in the fasion world (as in 'plus-sized models).. and they often ARENT fat. plus-sized can also be tall and big - again not necessarily what i'd consider fat, but not petite.. might possibly be a bit overweight according to the almighty "charts"

full figured = probably is overweight, fat, chubby, heavy - a classier way (to some) of saying it - ie. 'slim' rather than skinny, boney - but may still be in proportion and shapely to a guy that doesnt only like thin women
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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I'm also very slender, always have been naturally, and I eat like a lumberjack. Combination of good genes, high metabolism, and the fact that I work out on a regular basis. Tougher than some of my male counterparts, too. It seems now that since being overweight is the accepted norm, if one is slim and in-shape one is accused of as being weak, frail, and having an eating disorder.
That's the same way that people think everyone who is fat must sit around and do nothing... and eat tons and tons of food. See how the false stereotypes hurt?

That's why nobody should think they know what someone is like inside by the way they look.

I certainly dont see being overweight as the accepted norm, not anywhere i've been - anyway. (and especially not on CD!)
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The bigest problem is that these words are pretty non-descriptive.

A term like "plus-sized" doesn't differentiate between an apple, pear or ruler.

Some people are hourglasses no matter how much they weigh/dress size.

I find thick is generally used for someone that has bigger hips and thighs. Someone who might be known as a "coke bottle." They are not a "ruler" and they may or may not have an athletic build.

Full-figured is used in a couple of ways. It can be code word for an hour-glass shape in the traditional sense, where someone has ~10 inch difference between their bust/waist and waist/hips. Other times it is used interchangeably for "plus-sized."

Plus sized is generally used to describe someone who wears about a 12, 14, or 16 with no relationship to body shape.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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From match.com:

Athletic and Toned - means she works out but she still has some flab. She is okay everywhere else but a little tummy.

Average - Sizeable tummy, fleshy waist and is honest with it.

A few extra pounds - She knows she is obese, but tries to take some strategic pictures which hide heavier body parts.

Curvy - She wanted to pick a few extra pounds but she is clearly insecure that her hit rate would go down, so "Curvy" saves the day.

Big and Beautiful - Big and "NOT" beautiful. This is the Gilbert Grape's mom character. She's a whale.

Full-figured - This is to BBW, like what curvy is to a few extra pounds. She's still a whale, but she doesn't want to admit it.

But that said, many women who fall into each of these categories are pretty. It depends on their personality and how they carry it. It's tougher to pull it off in the last 2 categories though.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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Full-figured is used in a couple of ways. It can be code word for an hour-glass shape in the traditional sense, where someone has ~10 inch difference between their bust/waist and waist/hips. Other times it is used interchangeably for "plus-sized."
This is kind of confusing, since I read an interview with Mariska Hargitay once where she described herself as "full-figured" and I thought, "wait, what?" She's curvy but definitely not overweight. Christina Hendricks could be considered full-figured as well.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Christina Hendricks from Mad Men imo is a full figured woman.. she's not fat and she's not sickly skinny with the body of a 12 year old girl. She looks imo exactly how a woman should. Curves in all the right places. My husband loves her also lol



Crystal Renn is considered a plus size model.. I don't see it
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Isn't "full-figured" just the polite way to say "big boobs"?

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This model isn't plus-sized. Those don't even look like Ds but whatever.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Christina Hendricks from Mad Men imo is a full figured woman.. she's not fat and she's not sickly skinny with the body of a 12 year old girl. She looks imo exactly how a woman should. Curves in all the right places. My husband loves her also lol



Crystal Renn is considered a plus size model.. I don't see it
Is that an old pic of Crystal? Because I've recently seen editorials and ads with her in them and she looked a lot thinner.
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