There are some African American woman who feel blessed and cursed by their god given assets.
The situation often gets exasperated during the holidays when shopping for clothes and trying to find the right outfit to wear to social events. And let’s not forget now with facebook….and all the photos you are tagged in…that you hate.
We are talking about all women with curves, regardless if you are a size 6 or size 16 and above. We all know how even an athletic Serena Williams is often described as curvy. Whether it’s the breasts or the bottom, many African American women are blessed with either or both.
We want to do an unscientific study to find out about these problems that only women with curves understand. It’s a light hearted way to actually celebrate what so many other women envy and have surgery, implants and padded undergarments to replicate.
Yes, this post is for the women…but fellas…if you are reading this…now you’ll understand why you always have to say…”you look great” to a woman when asked any question that starts off with…”How do I look……”
Remember, it’s all in fun.
10. Finding a pair of jeans that fit your butt and your waist feels like winning the lottery.
If it fits your waist, it’s so tight it squeezes your butt cheeks in. If it fits your butt, you have this huge space around your waist, almost like you’re wearing maternity jeans.
9. You can almost never order clothes online.
Because store sizes are so off, you’re a 10 at one place and a 16 at the other, so you never know how it will fit.
8. About 90 percent of your clothes have lycra in them.
Lycra, that stretchy material, is the universe’s gift to women with curves. But it’s not like women with curves always like it and some shouldn’t be wearing it….especially certain style of leggings.
7. When you wear a dress, your hem rises at least three inches — but only in the back.
Introducing the dress mullet: business in the front, party in the back.
6. Rappers are constantly trying to tell you what to do with your butt.
Drop it low, make it clap, twerk it, wobble it, back it on up, back that thing up, etc. — can’t a girl just two-step, anymore?
5. Shopping for a bra can take hours
It’s impossible to find cute bras that fit and finding a sexy one seems impossible at times.
4. You automatically look sexual in everything you wear. Your average V-neck or henley looks cute and casual on medium and small-busted girls but inevitably looks like some “da club” outfit on women with curves.
3. No bathing suit ever fits. Ever. Not one pieces, not two pieces, not red pieces, not blue pieces. Women with curves look especially sexual in bathing suits. There is always something bulging out the top, sides or bottom.
2. You are constantly bothered by dressing advice for “curvy” figures. Like that thing about belting things at the waist? You look like you’re presenting your breasts on a platter.
1. It’s hard to shop for anything backless, strapless and form fitting. This means every single bridesmaids dress out there. And if you do find something that flatters your figure, you find yourself constantly pulling things up and tucking things in so there won’t be a wardrobe malfunction on the dance floor.
Now that we got things started, please include your own experiences. Let us know what you think?
SOURCE: Tanisha Ramirez / Cosmopolitan
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