Posts tagged "body types"

Unexpectedly Awesome Ways To Dress For Your Body Type

If you’re a woman who has spent any amount of time reading fashion magazines, you probably know the (usually fruit-related) name of your body type and which clothing is most effective at covering up the “flaws” that come with being shaped like an apple, pear, or cinnamon stick. Cartoonist Madéleine Flores has some different ideas about…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 29, 2012

Style 911: Where Can I Find Shorts For Thick Thighs?

I haven’t worn non-athletic shorts since my age was in the single digits due to my German heritage and stocky lower body.  I am not overweight by any means; I just have thighs that love to accumulate muscle and that cupcake I ate yesterday! It would expand my summer wardrobe so much if I had…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: A Lament From A Size Zero On The Ever-Changing Body “Ideal”

I spent my teens and early 20s wishing for a bigger, rounder, fuller body. In fact, I did more than wish. I padded my bra with two rolled-up washcloths, I wore two pairs of long underwear beneath my jeans, and I stuffed myself with a pint of ice cream every night. Every night.

Kiri Blakeley / February 20, 2012

Our Bodies Are No Longer Fruit-Shaped

New research has shown that women would prefer their bodies be referred to as great works of art rather than pieces of fruit. They needed to do a study to figure that out? Really? Anyhow, Triumph, an Australian lingerie line, is embracing this revelation by re-branding our body types. Instead of shopping for under-thing…

Ami Angelowicz / March 9, 2011

Poll: What Body Type Do You Prefer?

Guys, like women, come in all shapes and sizes, and while some spend hours at the gym toning up, others would rather not. Do you prefer your men buff, big, skinny, or somewhere in between?

Catherine Strawn / September 20, 2008

Slideshow: Different Body Types At The Beijing Olympics

Every four years, the Summer Olympics provide us with an inspiring display of physical and mental abilities. The athletes who get to compete are at the top of their games, whether that game is archery, swimming, Taekwondo, weightlifting, or any of the other 34 sports represented in this year’s Beijing Olympics. While we might obse…

Catherine Strawn / August 20, 2008

Men Say They Prefer A Girl With Curves

More than wanting a girl whose body is teeny-tiny, guys wish we’d just be happy with what we’ve got. A study by the U.K.’s Fabulous Mag found that men prefer curvy, size 12 women best and wouldn’t want to change anything about their partner’s appearance. Women, on the other hand, said they wished they were…

Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008

An Illustrated Guide For Buying Lingerie

As much as we’d like to think we could replace Adriana Lima if she ever called in sick, we don’t all have the figure of a Victoria’s Secret model — some of us have bigger boobs. And just like clothing, certain lingerie styles fit certain body types better than others. Luckily, the guys at Debonair

Catherine Strawn / January 15, 2008