The body shape descriptions used all too often by women’s magazines and fashion brands have always felt so limiting. I mean, I’m a little more bottom heavy than top heavy, but I don’t know that I would call myself a pear-shape. I don’t even really like pears. I prefer nectarines and red plums, if I’m being honest. Anyway, that’s why I appreciate the variety of body shapes presented in this lovely infographic from Gemma Correll posted on Medium. My body is seriously feeling like a Broken Slinky this morning, but I’m hoping a satisfying lunch will put me more in Badly Drawn Dolphin territory. [Medium]
In a move that is sure to cause ripples in some dark corner of the Internet hive mind, the A-list subscription service on OK Cupid includes a robust search function that lets you sort by body type and attractiveness rating. To those of you prepping your pitchforks and strapping on your combat boots to storm the castle, hold off. I know what this sounds like, but trust me, it’s not necessarily as bad as it seems.
This feature has been available for months, and it’s only now gained traction, but it’s just a recognition of the way human minds work. There is nothing worse than being on a date with someone who is clearly not interested in you, whether you are fat or thin or covered in scales. Life is short! If you find yourself sitting across the table from someone that’s too short or too tall or bald or you’re just simply not attracted to them, that’s just a free beer and a waste of time. Imagine the new heights of success your dating life could reach if you were able to sort out by what you knew you weren’t attracted to! Imagine not feel weirdly obligated to at least mouth kiss some dude that bought you a lot of drinks, despite the fact you’re not attracted to him. Keep reading »
Over the weekend, whilst laying out at the beach, Amelia and I were looking at a fashion magazine with a spread on dressing for your body type — you know, like chicks do during the summer. But, striving to be “different,” the mag had chosen the dumbest new names for the featured figures. You could be a dewdrop! Or a flute! What did that even mean??? We thought it would be more appropriate to name our body types based on some of our favorite snack foods instead. So without further ado, “The Frisky Guide To Dressing For Your Body Type,” be it cheese puff, sundae, soda bottle, or lollipop. Feel like your body type isn’t represented? No worries — we’re planning a part two, so please tell us any body types we’re missing in the comments! (Feel free to call ‘em what you want…)