When does curvy become fat?

I am all for curvy women.  It’s the way our bodies are naturally meant to be. I certainly prefer the soft, feminine curves of a woman instead of straight, angular bones. In short, we aren’t supposed to look like men.

But with the rise of the curve warriors I can’t help but be concerned that healthy curves may be taken over by fat rolls. There is very definitely a difference.  If we turn into a fat loving world then our battle against obesity stand no chance.

So how do we tell when curvy becomes fat? Again, my personal opinion on this subject is consult with your health practitioner. Find out what your healthy BMI is stick with that. First and foremost make sure that you are healthy. 65kg on one woman is going to look very different on another. The same applies to clothing sizes.

Here are some peoples ideas about curvy vs. fat

Different celebrities considered to be curvy but who are all different sizes and shapes.




Workout your body shape

Women’s body shapes, or body types, are calculated according to the ratio between the bust, waist and hips.

While researching this post I found there seems to be different views as to how many different female body shapes and what they’re called.

In one camp we have 6 categories for the female shape.

Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Hourglass, Diamond and Rounded.

Illustration of different women and the shapes they come in.

In the second campe we have only 4 types of body shapes.

Apple, Pear, Hourglass and Rectangle.

Illustration of four women each of a different body shape, apple, pear, hourglass and rectangle.

Click here to work out your body shape.

Celebrity shapes. Gwyneth Paltrow is Banana, Scarlet Johansson is Hourglass, Jennifer Love Hewitt is Pear and Angelina Jolie is Apple.