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Jordan2012

Posts: 95

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

Jan 21 13 12:04 pm Link

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SPV Photo

Posts: 789

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Jordan2012 wrote:
I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

Which industry? Different shapes for different styles.

I can appreciate both!

Jan 21 13 12:06 pm Link

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Jordan2012

Posts: 95

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

SPV Photo wrote:
Which industry? Different shapes for different styles.

I can appreciate both!

In general...or answer for acting, modeling or any type of modeling.

Jan 21 13 12:09 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

slim has to do with weight. curvy is a bodytype. you can perfectly be both, or neither, at the same time.

slim and curvy
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/candice-swanepoel/candice-swanepoel-3.jpg

slim and less curvy
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQtq_6rEGZDiFc1dOv5Q_GnksGuuK8jvd7HHM4n92QGbEy00BFQl5B7rBA-9A

little less slim and less curvy (except for the boobs, she's very straight up and down)
http://beautycontestupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Kate-Upton_Beach-Bunny-bikini-runway_1-640x912.jpg

plussize and curvy
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrs816UR111qcl5svo1_500.png

plussize and not very curvy
http://data.whicdn.com/images/21015221/tumblr_lw89cf1LbZ1qiw9m1o1_1280_large.jpg


all of the women above are succesful models (the first 2, though they have different bodytypes, are VS models)

not to mention that curves can be emphasized by pose and styling...

I think it's more about an overall look.

Jan 21 13 12:30 pm Link

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Pinup Fantasies

Posts: 1168

HIXSON, Tennessee, US

Given the choice, I prefer curvy, and not necessarily real slender.

I have also learned to adopt the philosophy that the best figure in the world is the one in front of my camera at the time.

Jan 21 13 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

C h a r l e s D

Posts: 9304

Los Angeles, California, US

For hired models, I'll hire curvy over slender any day of the week.   And, usually plus sized over 'normal.'

Jan 21 13 01:10 pm Link

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ButchArri

Posts: 53

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Curvy definitely accentuates the natural "S" curves women have that so many people adore.  It's nice that diverse tastes are being recognized across multiple industries...it'll be even nicer when all of the back biting and petty labeling that sometimes happens between industry segments is over and every body style is represented in every industry.

Jan 21 13 01:37 pm Link

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Connor Photography

Posts: 6597

Elkton, Maryland, US

I take skinny bitches anytime.  YMMV

Jan 21 13 02:26 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6354

Portland, Oregon, US

You are gorgeous.

And I'm fairly certain the "industry" still prefers slim 9x outta 10, curvy or not

Jan 21 13 02:30 pm Link

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Cole Morrison

Posts: 3958

Portland, Oregon, US

I see an abundance of both of those figure types shot beautifully. Why pick? Women are lovely creatures.

Jan 21 13 02:34 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38619

Portland, Oregon, US

Yup, slim, curvy, slim and curvy, slim or curvy, they are all good !!

If I had to pick one, it would depend entirely on what I was picking one for !!

Jan 21 13 02:35 pm Link

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Cole Morrison

Posts: 3958

Portland, Oregon, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
Yup, slim, curvy, slim and curvy, slim or curvy, they are all good!!

big_smile

Jan 21 13 02:36 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

Jordan2012 wrote:
If you had to pick one which would it be?

Depends entirely on the type of shoot I'm doing.

Jan 21 13 02:44 pm Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14721

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Jordan2012 wrote:
I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was voluptuous.  Women are curvy, slim, round, pear-shaped, sticks, whatever.

de gustibus non est disputandum.

Jan 21 13 02:47 pm Link

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Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

if i was a photographer i'd shoot super skinny models. i think curvy girls are gorge but i think i'm just really attracted to my opposites. it's also why i like blondes and redheads.

Jan 21 13 02:51 pm Link

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NikkiVendetta

Posts: 24

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Jordan2012 wrote:
I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

Hah. You mean the industry prefers fake tits and a flat stomach to someone who's all real with real curves. They would never go after someone like Marilyn Monroe these days. They'd definitely find something wrong with her and she's extremely beautiful. Now she'd be the best friend that doesn't have a huge role but is there to make the main love interest look better. That's what I get from the industry. At least Victoria Secret models are all natural.

Jan 21 13 03:56 pm Link

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Bob Helm Photography

Posts: 18213

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US

My preference is to curvy but beauty comes in all kinds of packages and make the best of what they have.

The OP's type is at the top of my list.

Jan 21 13 04:43 pm Link

Photographer

John Photography

Posts: 12977

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Jordan2012 wrote:
I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

Curvy....... Love the shape of hips you can see. Look up pictures of Jane Russell or Marilyn Monroe and you see what I mean...... I love curvy hips and a curvy shape.. Wiggle skirts, pencil skirts..

Beautiful and wonderous

Jan 21 13 04:56 pm Link

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John Photography

Posts: 12977

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Anna Adrielle wrote:
plussize and curvy
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrs816UR111qcl5svo1_500.png

But that's fucking gorgeous........... I love this kind of shape and look she's not out of proportion....She looks wonderful.

Jan 21 13 04:59 pm Link

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Amber H Model

Posts: 22

Tampa, Florida, US

NikkiVendetta wrote:

Hah. You mean the industry prefers fake tits and a flat stomach to someone who's all real with real curves. They would never go after someone like Marilyn Monroe these days. They'd definitely find something wrong with her and she's extremely beautiful. Now she'd be the best friend that doesn't have a huge role but is there to make the main love interest look better. That's what I get from the industry. At least Victoria Secret models are all natural.

The industry would love Marilyn Monroe because her beauty/figure was majestic. As for the fake breasts and flat stomach I think many models have done well for themselves both natural and enhanced and when did a flat stomach become a bad thing?

Jan 21 13 05:07 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

Jordan2012 wrote:
I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

I like slender girls with curves!

Now we have to define what "curves" mean... wink

Jan 21 13 05:22 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

C h a r l e s  D wrote:
For hired models, I'll hire curvy over slender any day of the week.   And, usually plus sized over 'normal.'

Considering that plus size IS the new normal... your preference needs to be clearer...

Jan 21 13 05:25 pm Link

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Shon D.- Homme

Posts: 3207

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

udor wrote:

Considering that plus size IS the new normal... your preference needs to be clearer...

It is?

Jan 21 13 06:25 pm Link

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ChrisJane

Posts: 968

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Pinup Fantasies wrote:
Given the choice, I prefer curvy, and not necessarily real slender.

I have also learned to adopt the philosophy that the best figure in the world is the one in front of my camera at the time.

awwwww thats so sweet and cute. I wish all photogs thought that!

Jan 21 13 06:29 pm Link

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Let There Be Light

Posts: 7657

Los Angeles, California, US

Jordan2012 wrote:
I remember a time when the preferred body type of a woman was skinny or slim but these days it seems the industry prefers a curvier figure.

Do you agree? If you had to pick one which would it be?

You've got great curves. I'd be happy to shoot those curves any time.

Jan 21 13 06:38 pm Link

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Fifi

Posts: 58133

Annapolis, Maryland, US

NikkiVendetta wrote:

Hah. You mean the industry prefers fake tits and a flat stomach to someone who's all real with real curves. They would never go after someone like Marilyn Monroe these days. They'd definitely find something wrong with her and she's extremely beautiful. Now she'd be the best friend that doesn't have a huge role but is there to make the main love interest look better. That's what I get from the industry. At least Victoria Secret models are all natural.

Absolutely nothing about this is correct.

Jan 21 13 07:13 pm Link

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Michael Broughton

Posts: 2244

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Jordan2012 wrote:
If you had to pick one which would it be?

this.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120309/21/4f5aeaedefcd7.jpg

Jan 21 13 08:36 pm Link

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lock and key

Posts: 1415

Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

I appreciate all types of healthy female beauty.

Jan 21 13 08:44 pm Link

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John Photography

Posts: 12977

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1601562

Now this is one gorgeous llama. Curvy too

Jan 21 13 10:10 pm Link

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MZ PhotoFilm

Posts: 202

Jacksonville, Florida, US

disagree, the high end industry still prefers slimmer llamas, but curvy llamas are much better to look at IMO

Jan 22 13 04:02 pm Link

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NikkiVendetta

Posts: 24

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Fifi wrote:
Absolutely nothing about this is correct.

Victoria's Secret won't use fake breasted girls because they don't fit right in the bras. And I was stating an opinion about the industry based on what I see. Frankly, I would like to see models with pot bellies and spare tires because it's what's real. Even Ralph Lauren's plus size model can't be identified with. She still looks skinnier than average people.

Jan 22 13 05:06 pm Link

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K I C K H A M

Posts: 14636

Los Angeles, California, US

NikkiVendetta wrote:

Hah. You mean the industry prefers fake tits and a flat stomach to someone who's all real with real curves. They would never go after someone like Marilyn Monroe these days. They'd definitely find something wrong with her and she's extremely beautiful. Now she'd be the best friend that doesn't have a huge role but is there to make the main love interest look better. That's what I get from the industry. At least Victoria Secret models are all natural.

What industry are you talking about?

Modeling has been one of the few things I've done where my small boobs are actually a good thing.

Jan 22 13 05:14 pm Link

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K I C K H A M

Posts: 14636

Los Angeles, California, US

NikkiVendetta wrote:

Victoria's Secret won't use fake breasted girls because they don't fit right in the bras. And I was stating an opinion about the industry based on what I see. Frankly, I would like to see models with pot bellies and spare tires because it's what's real. Even Ralph Lauren's plus size model can't be identified with. She still looks skinnier than average people.

Skinny girls are real, too. smile

And if you want to change it, it would be better to start a line and pick the models you want to see than to do it by modeling.

Jan 22 13 05:15 pm Link

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Jordan2012

Posts: 95

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Michael Broughton wrote:

this.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120309/21/4f5aeaedefcd7.jpg

Why thank you!!!

Jan 22 13 05:45 pm Link

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NYMPH

Posts: 624

Oakland, California, US

Anna Adrielle wrote:
slim has to do with weight. curvy is a bodytype. you can perfectly be both, or neither, at the same time.

slim and curvy
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/candice-swanepoel/candice-swanepoel-3.jpg

slim and less curvy
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQtq_6rEGZDiFc1dOv5Q_GnksGuuK8jvd7HHM4n92QGbEy00BFQl5B7rBA-9A

little less slim and less curvy (except for the boobs, she's very straight up and down)
http://beautycontestupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Kate-Upton_Beach-Bunny-bikini-runway_1-640x912.jpg

plussize and curvy
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrs816UR111qcl5svo1_500.png

plussize and not very curvy
http://data.whicdn.com/images/21015221/tumblr_lw89cf1LbZ1qiw9m1o1_1280_large.jpg


all of the women above are succesful models (the first 2, though they have different bodytypes, are VS models)

not to mention that curves can be emphasized by pose and styling...

I think it's more about an overall look.

Awesome description. Well done. Very on point.

Does anyone else see the vag patch sticking out of miss 'less thin, less curvy except for the boobs'? Of all the things we photoshop these days, they couldn't fix that?

I admit, I'm a sucker for skinny, probably because even when I was stupidly thin I was still curvy. Always want what you can't have, right? But I can't complain. Curves rule.

Jan 22 13 07:41 pm Link

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Essence of Cassie

Posts: 104

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Curvy girls rule!

Jan 22 13 07:42 pm Link

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Cait Chan

Posts: 6272

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

NYMPH wrote:
Awesome description. Well done. Very on point.

Does anyone else see the vag patch sticking out of miss 'less thin, less curvy except for the boobs'? Of all the things we photoshop these days, they couldn't fix that?

I admit, I'm a sucker for skinny, probably because even when I was stupidly thin I was still curvy. Always want what you can't have, right? But I can't complain. Curves rule.

It's an action shot which is why it isn't.

I did notice that, but I'm sure whoever was there watching her walk didn't wink

http://www.onlinecathy.com/wp-content/uploads/KateUpton-RockstheWorld009aslomo.gif

Jan 22 13 08:02 pm Link

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NYMPH

Posts: 624

Oakland, California, US

It still could have been 'shopped for a still picture. It's pretty tacky. Someone backstage should have noticed as well.

I guess big tits really do stop some brain cells from working.

Jan 22 13 09:51 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38619

Portland, Oregon, US

NYMPH wrote:
Awesome description. Well done. Very on point.

Does anyone else see the vag patch sticking out of miss 'less thin, less curvy except for the boobs'? Of all the things we photoshop these days, they couldn't fix that?

I hate to admit, I wondered WTF that was.

Jan 22 13 09:54 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38619

Portland, Oregon, US

wow, that was the FASTEST DP ever!!!

Jan 22 13 09:54 pm Link