This week, Hadley Freeman from The Guardian addresses legit, but often under-discussed, questions about body shape. If you're 'curvy', do you have to/look better if you put on something snug to do a bit of silhouette hugging? And who gets to define curviness, anyway?
For the first question, not necessarily, says Guru Hadley. Unless you want to grind on some fine young thing in the style of a Beyonce video. "It's called living your life like a normal person, as opposed to being dictated to by misogynist freaks with too much time on their hands," she writes.
And furthermore, according to Freeman, the definition of curvy is seriously warped. We agree. The poster girl for curves, Beyonce, is appropriately proportioned and nothing more. But in female-celebrity land, it's not seen like that.
"Say you might only be faffed to have a private session of hardcore aerobics five days a week instead of seven and you might even - only on special occasions, mind - fancy a piece of bread," Freeman writes. "Then you, my friend, must be the face of curvy women everywhere and even if your bra size is actually only a B cup (as opposed to the usual female celebrity size of negative A cup) you must talk about yourself as if you were a voluptuous African symbol of fertility. Kate Winslet and Beyonce, I can telepathically sense your nods of recognition."