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  • Actually, the skinny jeans don't look bad on her. What looks like shit is the bulky cropped hoody layered over the T shirt. Then it looks like she is braless and the pockets hit right on her boobs making them look saggy. Even someone thin would look like shit in that get up.

    I'm sure the media had a field say saying she looked fat.

    She looks divine in the outfits from MadMen.

    I'm sorry, but people these days dress to look fat. I have a friend with short, curvy legs, belly and big boobs. ALWAYS wears baggy capri pants and a baggy Tshirt. It's like why the hell are you wearing that? How about show off the shapely legs with a skirt instead of making them look thick and stumpy? And then lets make sure every shirt you own is crew neck and has 650 extra inches of space around your stomach.

    Clothes these days are not made for curves.
    Huh? Not all clothes are made for curves, but a lot are. The MadMen style is really in. I just bought a knit ruched bandage dress that looks hot as hell on my curves. Boot cut jeans, low cut look amazing on curves.

    Yeah, the shit they sell at Target and Old Navy looks good on no one. You might have a shot at not looking sloppy if you are thin. But you see what crappy clothes like that do to even a woman with a divine body like Christina Hendricks. You just can't wear "lounge wear" and expect to look sexy. My friend bitches about looking frumpy.... well of course you look frumpy, you wear clothes that should be reserved for laying around the house out to social situations.

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    • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
      I just bought a knit ruched bandage dress that looks hot as hell on my curves.
      Can somebody translate this to English? Also, photos or it didn't happen.
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      • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
        Can somebody translate this to English? Also, photos or it didn't happen.
        Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

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        • Lol - Magnolia mentions her hot curves and suddenly we have men on the thread!

          Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
          Actually, the skinny jeans don't look bad on her. What looks like shit is the bulky cropped hoody layered over the T shirt. Then it looks like she is braless and the pockets hit right on her boobs making them look saggy. Even someone thin would look like shit in that get up.

          I'm sorry, but people these days dress to look fat. I have a friend with short, curvy legs, belly and big boobs. ALWAYS wears baggy capri pants and a baggy Tshirt. It's like why the hell are you wearing that? How about show off the shapely legs with a skirt instead of making them look thick and stumpy? And then lets make sure every shirt you own is crew neck and has 650 extra inches of space around your stomach.

          Huh? Not all clothes are made for curves, but a lot are. The MadMen style is really in. I just bought a knit ruched bandage dress that looks hot as hell on my curves. Boot cut jeans, low cut look amazing on curves.
          There is the fact that she was made up to look poor and trashy, but in general the skirts / dresses do look better on her body shape.

          I disagree that people dress to look fat. Some people dress to accentuate their good traits, but many people dress to hide aspects of their body that they are embarrassed of. Maybe your friend wants to hide her breasts.
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          • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
            Can somebody translate this to English? Also, photos or it didn't happen.
            Ruching

            Bandage dress

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            • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
              Huh, you learn something new every day.

              Thanks!

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              • I will post a pic tonight of the red one. The red one is tighter, but this is a similar dress in grey on me - I can wear this to work:
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                YogaBare, my friend wants to look attractive. Breasts are fucking very attractive if you have the right bra. Her legs are attractive. She thinks they are fat because they are thicker. But they are cellulite free, smooth, shapely. But a boxy saggy t-shirt and saggy cropped pants are like a self fulfilling prophecy of looking in the mirror and hating yourself.

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                • And YogaBare, post a pic of you in the cocktail dress. Our resident men would probably enjoy additional education regarding fashion.

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                  • To be honest, I like the way men dressed, post WWII to the 60's, suits and ties, looking sharp (if you were fit). I sometimes follow a "vintage clothing" thread on another forum. The guy who started that thread has the build to wear those kind of clothes.
                    The don't really look good on guys with a belly (like I do at present).

                    Not that I have much use for a suit, being a blue collar guy, but they look sharp.

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                    • I love 50s-style swing dresses and own quite a few. The full skirts make my waist look smaller and give me the illusion of having curves.

                      I actually think that I look best in workout clothes--haha! Running shorts and t-shirts that are fitted but not too tight. Hides my belly and shows off my tight/muscular ass and thighs. Other short shorts work too. Unfortunately, I can't wear any of that to work.

                      Edited to add: Christina Hendricks is super hot. Look at those breasts! And she has a really pretty face too. And red hair. I could drool all over her, and I'm straight.
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                      • I think part of the 'no clothes for the curvy gals' is that dresses are not made to fit individually the way they used to (even if a woman made her own), but now are mass produced. No two women's curves are alike, so the things are tight here and lose there...bad fit. Stretch fabrics might seem like a solution, but to fit well, the clothes needs a give. Very few women will look good in Star-Treck Style snake-skin overalls. Even worse in the normal coveralls (yeah, those ones make men look fitter and cooler, but women, yikes, I wore the blues for a couple of years, and it was terrible).

                        The actress in your first set of pictures has a tailored wardrobe. When she puts on the Mass-produced jeans and sweat-shirt, she looks bad. She will probably look bad in a proverbial bikini as well compared to the tall, limby, low-fat wonder women (I so much wish I was one!)

                        I do not look bad in baggy T-shirts as long as they are LONG baggy T-shirts and go to half-hip. Now, the tighter tops are out until the happy day my gut is less pronounced. That's why I am Okay in my gym 'finery'.

                        In defence of Walmart, the only pair of jeans that was ever wearable by me came from there. Happy accident.
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                        • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                          Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                          Huh, you learn something new every day.

                          Thanks!
                          I learned something as well.

                          P.S. Those fashions are not something I would ever wear myself. I'd really rather wear baggy t-shirts and jeans no matter how awful I look. I've always felt like a transvestite in anything like a ruching or bandage dress. Hell, I feel queer just saying these words.
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                          • I have never found jeans to be comfort clothes. Sweat pants, yes, jeans - never. Always stiff, rub the wrong way in the wrong places, stick in crevases, and far too cold in the winter, far too hot in the summer.
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                            • Lord.... That actress would look fabulous in a bikini.

                              I will READILY admit that I have many figure flaws and much weight to lose. I can point out every flaw in these photos. But here:
                              http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/9...c808e88351.jpg

                              The red dress. Now granted, that dress has limited usefulness. But it makes the most of what I like about myself.

                              http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/9...9688358d9a.jpg

                              What I say way too many women wearing. The best part? You can see my gut flab despite wearing huge pants and a huge shirt. But I see women SMALLER than me wearing shit like that because they are "fat" or worse yet "look fat". Or, they claim it is comfortable.

                              http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/9...81554fc48c.jpg
                              Now this is very comfortable, cost $10 and actually HIDES my stomach fat.

                              So.... I got shit to hide. More than most of you. But "hidey" clothes don't do shit to "hide" your flaws.
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                              • Magnolia, I agree. I see thousands of people every day on my commute to work (walking through the Chicago Loop) and far too many women are dressed in horribly unflattering clothes.

                                That said, I have a horrible time finding dresses. I've gotten to be a pro at hiding stomach fat (I think), but I have a very hard time finding dresses that hide saddlebags. I have one dress that does, but it's way too fancy for work. I've seen others, but they're exactly like the one I already have, so if I get tons of dresses like it it'll look like I have a uniform or something. I definitely feel best in jeans and my trusty cardigans.

                                As for sanity and weight loss, that's something I've never achieved. I'm either sane or I could be insane and losing weight (often I'm insane and not losing weight anyway). I've been forced to go back to counting calories and chronic cardio to see any movement on the scale (I measure too, but nothing there). Nothing I've done as far as PB goes has worked to help me lose weight. I've gained weight since I discovered PB.

                                I go back and read that Self article a lot to try and give myself a reality check, but it usually makes me feel more obsessed and determined to doing whatever it takes to lose weight. Depressing stuff, to be sure.

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