June 18, 2014

Beauty | What “CURVY” Means to Us

Hello Beauties!

Today's post is particularly special because I am teaming up with other plus size bloggers to share what I feel the word curvy means.  I have always felt the word curvy was a sexy, empowering word, but it wasn't one that I heard very often until I became an adult.  I remember looking in the mirror as a teenager with my pear shape and wondering why did my hips have to be so large.  It wasn't until later that I started to embrace my curves and even feel a hint of sexiness with them.


Here are my thoughts on the word curvy based on questions from In My Joi:

1.  Explain how you define the word curvy.

I define curvy as exactly how it sounds; a person with curves or a voluptuous shape.

2.  Do you consider yourself to be curvy?

I most certainly do!

3.  Has your perception of the definition of the word curvy changed, since joining the online plus-size community?

I think I have always loved and embraced the word curvy once I began hearing it as an adult.  I think I love it even more now that I follow so many plus size bloggers who truly know how to work their curves and aren't afraid to do so!

4.  How do you feel about the public’s perception of the word curvy and its use in the plus-size community?

I think the public's perception of the word curvy is a toss up.  So many beautiful, curvy ladies have shown how having curves is a blessing.  With that, I think that many people now love the word and even more curvy women are not afraid to embrace their own curves and show them off.  I also think there is a negative connotation that many people now have with the word.  Some plus size bloggers who may not have physical curves use the word curvy too.  With this, a lot of the public seems to bash the word curvy because they feel it goes for anyone plus size rather than an a woman with actual curves.  You can be curvy no matter what your size; however, I don't feel it goes synonymously with being plus size.




Check out what curvy means to my fellow #psbloggers:


How do you define the word curvy?  

God bless & stay fabellis,


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30 comments

  1. Ohh, I love this picture of you. Hair, outfit everything amazing! I have always found that the word curvy to be sexy, feminine and empowering.

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  2. All great points Ashley! I think curvy is a toss up. It's used by so many people in different meanings both positively and negatively. I think it's a great word for empowering others to love themselves! Great post!

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  3. My shape is actually hourglass with a tad too much sand stuck in the middle. :). I do have curves and I think all women should embrace their shape, curvy or not.

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  4. I enjoyed your perspective Ashley! I definitely think the public chooses when they want to use "curvy" as positive or negative depending on the situation or circumstances. I'll continue to embrace the word because it makes me happy:)

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  5. CarmelitaMButlerJune 18, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I remember looking in the mirror as a teenager with my pear shape and wondering why did my hips have to be so large. It wasn't until later that I started to embrace my curves and even feel a hint of sexiness with them. http://sn.im/290xdj8

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  6. I find the word curvy as beautiful curvy body with shape. I consider myself curvy after having kids. Before kids I was pretty thin.

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  7. Loved reading your thoughts Ashley! Curvy is used in such a broad way today. I think the use of it makes women feel beautiful. The key lies in learning to feel beautiful and to own your body/shape.

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  8. I agree with you about public perception. Even as someone who has been skinny all my life, I have grown to love and appreciate my curvy hips. There's just something "extra feminine" about it..if that makes sense :)

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  9. Thank you so much! I agree with you. Curvy is so empowering!

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  10. Thank you Jeniese! I appreciate you checking out the collaborative post. :-)

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  11. LOL! Alli, that's funny. Totally agree with you on embracing your shape!

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  12. Thank you Lauren! I really enjoyed your post too! I agree with you. I definitely think people choose when to use it positively or negatively.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Louida! :-)

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  14. Thanks Joi! I truly appreciate you including me in this collaborative post. I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts and I have learned so much from everyone's perspectives. I agree on definitely learning to feel beautiful and embrace your body!

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  15. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your perspective Vee! Hey girl! :-)

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  16. I was reading your comments and I totally agree - being curvy is empowering. It's SO feminine. Here in Italy curves, contrary to what everyone thinks, is what is desirable. Something to hold on to ... as men have told me. Which I roll my eyes at. But I totally get it - women with curves generally know how to work it and have confidence!

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  17. LOL! Madaline, I laughed at you mentioning rolling your eyes. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I wish more people in the United States would adapt those thoughts that those have in Italy. Curves are beautiful!

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  18. girl, you look fabulous. Being curvy is fabulous. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Stay in touch.

    xo

    Sam

    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  19. I really enjoyed reading your point of view and I totally agree that curvy is a very empowering word.

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  20. Very Nice Read!! Love the Collab with the other beautiful ladies!

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  21. Curvy as sexy and empowering, I love it!

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  22. I love this!! I feel the same way that curvy = sexy :) Thank you for sharing!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  23. There's a post on my blog, TenishaJonece.com, that relates to this. It's titled Full Figured Woes: He Doesn't Like'em Thick. I captured a conversation that men were having on my FB timeline about a curvy photo shoot, and I posted it. The comments are quite harsh. Tell me what you think of it. http://www.tenishajonece.com/2014/06/full-figured-woes-he-doesnt-likeem-thick.html

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  24. Thank you Nina! I appreciate you coming by and checking out my thoughts. :-)

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  25. Thank you Adrienne! Maybe we can collab on something one day. :-)

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  26. Well, thank you for dropping by and checking out the post! :-)

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