I Am A Uk Size 12 (us 10)I have always been on the curvy side. I have a well-defined waist, curvaceous hips and thighs (even though I sometimes find them a little bit too curvaceous!) and a smooth, curvy tummy. My breasts are a UK size 34 E (US 34 DD).
I would like to share this link which criticizes our current culture of glamourizing superskinny models.
I know that on the surface, sharing such a link might seem self-contradictory from a woman who is currently dieting. However, when I started my diet, my BMI was over 25, which, clinically speaking, is overweight, after putting on 2 stones in a bit over 2 years. My target weight would give me a BMI of 22.3, which is perfectly healthy. I don't want to be skinny, just a little bit slimmer and healthier! I have no intentions of losing my curves.
I admire people like Gok Wan for telling women they CAN look gorgeous whatever their size, if they learn to be confident and how to make the most of what they've got. I know for a fact that with a bit of effort, I can look beautiful (just as I can look quite plain and scruffy if I don't bother). There are bits about my body that I don't like, but on the whole, I am happier and more confident in my own skin than I was when I was younger.
I once received a compliment from an ex that stayed with me always. We were watching TV and the Pussycat Dolls were on. He turned to me and said, "I don't think they're attractive at all. You're much sexier than them!"
That's right ladies. Real, curvy women are more attractive to men than artificially thin superstars.