I absolutely HATE when someone calls me “Curvy”. It makes me feel as if someone is trying to make me feel better about having fat. Don’t try to patronize me by assigning me as “curvy”. I’d rather you not say anything at all.
On myself, I view “curvy” as just being one step below being severely over-weight. You say “curvy” and all I hear is “not skinny”.
When you say “curves”, in my mind, you are telling me that I have a stomach pooch, that the sides of my stomach are very wide, that my thighs are thick, that my arms are meaty, and that my back has rolls.
Yes, thin women do have curves. But when you describe them, the first word that comes out of people’s mouths is “Skinny.”
Yes, heavier women have curves. But when you describe them, the first word that comes out of people’s mouths is “Curvy.”
So please, do not try to make me feel better about myself by calling me “curvy”. It might make some people feel better, but not me. When you say that to me, all I think you’re doing is trying to spare my feelings by putting “fat” into a less intense form.
You say “curvy” and all I hear is “not skinny”.