How do you define "skinny"?
The answers to this question
and this question
make it seem that women define skinny in a different way than how I would define it.
I think the difference in opinion arises from the fact that men typically see skinny as a negative physical trait. Exactly what constitutes skinny varies from one guy to the next, but wherever a woman is so thing that it starts to become unattractive
*"so thin" is what I meant above.
anyway, that is the point where a guy will consider her "skinny". That is why when a guy calls a girl skinny it is almost always preceded by the word "too".
Women on the other hand seem to use the word skinny as a word
that means thin, slender, petite, or in shape. Neither side is right or wrong, it is just interesting to me that the word means different things to men and women. Thanks for your answers everyone!
Most Helpful Girl
Somewhat depends on the context and what the girl is getting at when she says it.
Girls tend to, when referring to size, namely be referring to their waist/hips/rump, not their whole figure. Other weight gain/loss areas will be clarified (Ex: "Ugh, I look fat in this" vs "Ugh, my legs look awful")
Skinny is generally regarded as a size, being skinny to me is that slight step below thin, where much lower and ribs will be seen. Generally, the term skinny alone implies a lack of "undesired" body fat. She can still have a bust and hips.
Curvy goes two ways. One- just refers to the hips-waist-bust ratios. More of the hourglass look.
Curvy also extends out to the pleasantly plump so to speak. The girls whose figures are not amorphous blobs, but there is weight there, probably enhancing the curvature that's there anyway.
What Girls Said 6
No skinny and curvy can go together. To me this woman is:
- Skinny link
- Curvy link
- Skinny and curvy link / link
I'm a size US4 and my measurements are 35-25-36. I'm the thinnest and one of the curviest of all my friends. Being skinny or fat does not define your bone structure.
No. Skinny is a size. Curvy is a shape. You can be thin and curvy, or you can be thick with no curves.
Curvy is body shape, such as hourglass or pear shape, skinny is basically weight. A girl can be skinny and have shape.
You only think a girl can't be curvy and skinny because you seem to think "curvy" means fat, as most girls do too. Curvy is body shape. Girls can be skinny and an hourglass or skinny and a pear shape.
THey are opposites. The point of different terms is that Curvy means you've got a bigger chest, that goes into a narrower waist, then comes back out for decent sized butt and hips. Skinny means you're just straight all the way down. Flat butt, close to flat chest. I'm proud of my curves, I like looking in the mirror at a nice hourglass figure. I mean... It took me 20 years to finally accept my body, and my current boyfriend it all to thank for that.
What Guys Said 1
i see it as skinny,petite,slender,athletic,average,curvy,a little fluffy,fluffier,more fluffier,fluffiest.
so skinny is like ana :(
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