I don't think I've ever focused on this area (hip bones) specifically. I focus more on an overall look.
Having said that, the first two girls are VERY thin but not quite into "you have a problem" territory. Both girls would look fine with 10 more pounds on them, though.
The third girl is in anorexic territory. That's not "naturally thin", that's "I was starving so I ate TWO pieces of celery today!" It's absolutely unattractive.
Women should be soft and smooth. That doesn't mean they have to be "fat", but no guy (well, almost no guy) wants to be with a bag of bones. The first two girls are right on the edge, but aren't horrible, and are probably that thin because their jobs demand it (remember: women and gay men do all of the casting in the fashion world). The third girl is a skin-covered skeleton and might be dead already, and has to be badly malnourished if she's still alive.
If I see a girl's entire ribcage when she's standing normally, she's not healthy. Unfortunately, the fashion world doesn't care about healthy; they just want stick-thin women to model their clothes. That's NOT what men want.
We like women who aren't OVERweight, but we don't want them UNDERweight either!
The last chick Id be scared of breaking in two if I hugged her the other two yes are hot. Hip bones showing doesn't mean mal nutrition just a lack of body fat. If the person ate properly and exercised to look like that then yes hey are very healthy and in great shape.
No. I can live with it so long as she doesn't look too much like a skeleton, but prefer a girl to have a smooth soft look. Once you start getting bone protrusions all over the place many girls look anorexic.
I think you used some bad examples, they seem a bit biased to make me say I don't find them appealing.
Based on the examples you gave, I would've said no, I don't find them appealing.
But in reality, if they're paired with some muscle and it's not just skin and bones, and you can still see the protruding hip bone, I think it looks hot on both guys and girls (I'm not a lesbian, but that's what I strive for on my body).
How protruding/visible are we talking about? The examples that you gave are quite extreme. There are women out there who have curves and softness to them but still have visible hip bones.
Not everyone with protruding hip bones is underweight or too bony. I have slightly protruding/visible hip bones but also have a bit of fat around my hips and belly. I'm not overweight but I am definitely not toned or super slim. I'm average and healthy, I just have prominent hip bones.
I have found that guys love to play with my hips. I don't know why but they love to grab them, trace their fingers over the bone and squeeze the fleshy part of my hips. I love it, lol but I am slightly curvy, I don't think that they would be so fascinated with my hips and hip bones if I was any thinner. I think that they like the combination of fleshy hips with slightly protruding hip bones. Maybe it is strange to them, I don't know.
It's not the best example because of the lighting and the angle that she is standing at, but this woman has slightly visible hip bones and is by no means underweight or bony: i104.photobucket.com/albums/m165/Uneeked/2xist.jpg Her hip bones are subtle and barely visible, but I think that they are beautiful.
As for the guys, I couldn't see the first pic but the second was a bit to small for me. I personally love the stocky, strong type with a little bit of fat on their belly and I am not a fan of abs. I don't know how to link on here but I prefer guys who look like this: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/23/f6/17/23f617dc32c8b139c97d6a032610143d.jpg
It looks horrible on girls .. seeing their hip bones just reminds me of the fact that human beings are actually skeletons .. wrapped in skin well , but you know what I mean .. its not cool at all !
On guys on the other hand .. I think it looks allright .. because you see the guys' upper part of the body is like an upside down triangle so having that part there really skinny is a good thing .. so hipbones are understandable.
Girls though , should have bigger hips .. and should be bigger there , so hip bones are not cool , just reminds me that she is not in good shape and is incredibly skinny which sucks because I dislike really skinny female bodies :)
funny when I look in the mirror my hip bones do that, but I'm not underweight at all, actually I could defiantly loose 10 lbs, I'm 5' 3" and weigh 130lbs. just the way I'm built, I think people assume its a sign of an eating disorder and respond negatively to your question.
My hips bones stick out further than any of those girls. I'm fairly skinny, yes, but I don't think I'm underweight. I have large hips and that's just the way my hips are shaped. I don't think hip bone protrusion alone is a fair determinant of how skinny someone is.
For the guys, the first one is too muscular and the second one is just funny looking. I like tall, average frame size but skinny (as in not bulked up) but toned guys best.
all of them eww, especially the males, except for link no. 2
i don't find it attractive on women at all, its unbearable to even look at =/ adriana lima is beautiful on the face her boobs look fake or at least well adjusted by a push up bra, but the body looks lumpy and 'bag of bones' like makes a woman look older then she is, men like youthful looking woman tender body and soft curves like lucy hale link
even the guys, the a&f model looks okay, I don't prefer a guy to look like that, but if he does have the bulk then its fine, its sexy, but if he doesn't have muscles I don't care for any of it, I def don't like them scrawny like 2nd pic and then with the pelvic bone, nuh uh! to be honest when I imagine a mate, it looks painful to be 'thrusted' with those sharp protruding bones if you know what I mean, and I don't like bruises! I prefer soft warm cuddly hugs :)
The a&f model is in good shape and I like the v on guys and I think the first two girls look perfect and the last one way too frail
i'm naturally thin and my collarbone & my hips protrude.
There is NOTHING I can do about it & I'm perfectly healthy.
I'm not *offended* but your question seems incredibly biased towards finding girls with that body type unattractive.