Kim Kardashian, Skinny Versus Curvy

This Dress Looks Better on… Olivia VS Kim!

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1 dress, 2 reality tv stars, 2 very different body shapes and sizes! Does this little lacey number look better on a skinny figure and under layers, or is it meant to look sexy and cleavagey on a curvy body?

This Dress Looks Better on… Olivia Palermo VS Kim Kardashian!

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aliss
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aliss

my vote goes to kim. i like this dress better on her.

thebestguest
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thebestguest

Kim looks a touch s—ty, but still she looks way more beautiful. I don’t care for Olivia at all! Looks or her demeanor…

jay
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I love the way Olivia accesorized!
she looks sooo street chic! (my kind of style)
BUT Kim’s curves look better in the dress.

I choose Olivia. She looks WAY cooler and definitely more comfortable. (unless its really hot in there)

Leah
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Leah

i agree, she actually put an outfit together, while kim just went with her usual short, tight, dress

Jade
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Jade

yeah think so 2

caroline
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caroline

Olivia, Kim makes the dress look cheap because of her ample assets.

lizzy
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lizzy

ditto!

MNG
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yeah, that’s what I was thinking

Lisa
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Lisa

Kim! This dress is made for curves and Kim has them

fiorella
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fiorella

Olivia definetly rocks the outfit, she looks classy

sara
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sara

exactly my thoughts on kim it looks like underwear

Bimbo
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Olivia’s face and style is so classy and nice but she doesn’t have enough assets to fill out that outfit.Kim looks better with her beautiful curves(yeah I love her curves from front I hope she will never turn her back on us when in a bikini,I am still experiencing the shock lol)..
I am with Kim!

LPC
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Kim by a country mile … just lovely 🙂 and she knows it.

effy
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effy

Olivia. 100%. kim looks trashy and greasy.

Chester
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Chester

I agree. The material doesn’t look thick enough to support her b❆❆bs to me =\
Olivia just looks amazing

Amy
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… you wear a bra to support b~~~~, the material has nothing to do with it, are you aware of that?

Amy
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I agree! Olivia looks way better, I think.

Candy
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Candy

Olivia looks sweet but this dress looks better on Kim cause she`s curvy.

CHIKA
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CHIKA

I say Olivia. I am tired of seeing b❆❆bs everywhere show some fashion sense and creativity. There’s a cool factor with Olivia, so my vote is with her!

lc
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Agreed.

Minik
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Minik

I think the dress looks better on Kim, Olivia combines it with a too long scarf and the upper of her shoes are also not a good choice in my opinion. Although I like it with the cardigan.
Kim looks great as always, the shape of the dress flatters her body!

Ell
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Kim, hands down! She looks amazing and actually fills out the dress.

madeleine
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madeleine

kims fat…

christina
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christina

oh so being curvy makes her fat?

madeleine
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madeleine

no being the fat that is drowning those curves make her fat

LaCandy
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LaCandy

That’s so not true!

effy
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effy

yes it is. I don’t know why everyone thinks she’s so pretty. Shes so gross to me, and she looks like she should have a moustache.

IDK, I hate when people think they’re way better looking than they are, and Kim is 100% one of them.

Wait, isn’t she only famous cause she let a guy pee on her on camera? Right.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Well, a lot of people think she’s attractive. So what’s your point?

lc
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Effy, I am completely with you!! I think she’s fat and ugly as well.

karla
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karla

Yes I agree

She may not be grossly fat but she is gross her body Im so sick of looking at it bad proportions,big legs hard b~~~~, short she is so ewww

Pie
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Kim’s body with Olivia’s accessorizing would be perfect.
But if I can’t have that I’ll pick Olivia 🙂

marge
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marge

DEFINITELY Olivia!

MsKitty
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MsKitty

Kim! A real woman in a sexy dress.

I’m tired of these skinny women trying to layer up so that no one can see how sickly they look! Olivia’s legs are waaay too skinny IMO, despite having a pretty face a few pounds would do her the world of good.

Janie
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Janie

you are so right!

ay0x
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ay0x

And I’m tired of this “Real women” bs curvier girls keep chanting.

mello
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mello

Yeah, the words “real” and “woman” together should be banned from this site.

I love Olivia’s look, I think she definitely looks better.

I don’t think it’s Kim’s b❆❆bs or a– that makes her look trashy, it’s the fact she always looks like she’s squeezing into clothes that are too small for her. She’s never not wearing ridiculously tight clothes, and a lot of the dresses she wears are not the right size for her.

mello
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mello

* its, not it’s, sorry!

lizzy
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lizzy

actually it’s was right..

mel
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Agree completely! She always wears the same thing – short and tight. It’s getting really predictable.

Deanna
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Deanna

I am also sick of this ‘real woman’ bulls— that every chubby woman spouts. I’m not real because I don’t eat large quantities of unhealthy foods, exercise frequently, am genetically blessed thus stay slim? Alrighty then!

serena
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serena

hahahaha

ms kitty
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ms kitty
Haha I love that you people all think that just because someone says ‘real women’ they MUST be overweight. I’m 5’6 and a british size 8, with a waist ten inches smaller than my bust and hips. So not really in the bovine category, I would say. And I know A LOT of women (even the naturally ‘skinny’ ones) who are also tired of only ever seeing skinny flat-chested flat-bummed women. Fair enough if there are a few in the media because normal women also look like that… but at the moment they are VERY over represented. ‘Real women’ does… Read more »
Nkeon
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I too am tired of proclamations that real women are based on their size and shape (airbender puts it beautifully!) but I agree that it is not only ‘fat women’ that make that statement so they shouldn’t take all the blame. Slim women with curves also stand out from the status quo. People are tired of seeing slim curveless women not because they are so but because they are all we see. In a parallel universe with let’s say bigger top heay women were the s*** we would still be fed up with them always being in the media as… Read more »
bigvinamac
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another “real woman have curves” statement. i hate it when people use that because not all woman have big b❆❆bs and butt like kim does. nothing wrong with it but if you were proud of yourself why feel the need to bash someone else that doesn’t look like you? i’ve seen plenty of thin women who don’t look like boys and are proud of themselves. if people don’t like what they see then change the channel. it’s that simple. just like not all women are size 2, the same can be said for women who don’t have curves.

CurvesRule
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CurvesRule
IMO “Real Women have curves” is simply a reaction to what we see in the media all the time. Fashion magazines are notorious for telling us that Giselle Bunchen and the like are the standard bearers for beauty. The reality is that the average woman is way more curvaceous than that, hence the saying. To address the topic directly though, if Olivia and Kim walked into the same room in this dress, no one (man or woman) would notice Olivia. There is no “wow” factor with Olivia. And to those who say that Kim is always dressing in the tight… Read more »
bigvinamac
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well i wouldn’t be surprised if someone did fine olivia attractive and i think people need to stop blaming the media and magazines for beauty standards because it’s getting old.

Zoe
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Although in my opinion also, the dress looks better on Kim due to the fact she has more curves, I too like ay0x am tired of the whole ‘real women have curves’ thing. I know you weren’t directly saying this, but your comment implied it. The saying ‘real women have curves’ is the equivalent to saying ‘real men have muscles’. Exactly. Ridiculous. The word real means “Having actual physical existence” and the word woman means “An adult female human being (usually) with feminine qualities or feelings.” Since both Kim and Olivia can be described with those two words, that suggests… Read more »
run her doamazon
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run her doamazon

‘real woman’ is a cliche and i hate those, there is however nothing wrong with an ideal, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to achieve it yourself. you can just admire and be a little envious. I will never be an exotic beauty like cruz, or belluci, but I certainly admire it and think it is physically a very idealised image of womanhood. Personally I don’t fit anyones ideal :-), but i can still look good and i don’t see others beauty which draws so much admiration as an assult on my looks or womanhood.

Amy
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people on here are saying that just because kim has big b❆❆bs and a big butt she looks trashy. so who cares? half of people say she is what a “real woman” looks like, and half call her trashy looking. if the worst they say about olivia is she doesn’t look like a real woman, when clearly she is, then who cares cus it’s better than being called trashy or s—ty for having certain body parts that are ample.

mello
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mello

well said 🙂

Casey
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Casey

“I’m tired of these skinny women trying to layer up so that no one can see how sickly they look! ”

You’re absolutely right. All skinny girls should put on bikinis asap and prade around proudly with their gorgeous bodies.

But then again, I’m willing to bet that would bother you just as much as the layering. When you hate a particular body type/frame/size, you hate it no matter what it’s wearing. So I think you should just come out and say you don’t like skinny girls rather than masking it.

Casey
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Casey

parade*

Sharen
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nice answer

mel
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I couldn’t have said it better.

Evie
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Aw, we skinny girls are unreal? ;_;

I prefer: too good to be true.

Don’t mind me, I’m just a little tired of this matter.

mel
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Haha that’s what I like to think! It’s not really an insult when you think about it …

airbender
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airbender

Real women have…. XX chromosomes.

Nkeon
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hahahaha! The best explanation to the real women debate I’ve ever heard! I orginally had ‘real women have v—-s’ then I remembered that would be sensitive for women with ovarian cancer of for transgenders.

chloe
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chloe

Olivia,she looks better.

Spook
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Spook

Kim has a better body, but admittedly she does look trashy here. The other one is too waifish, though she has got style.

Either or for me.

Eve
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Olivia looks classy. Def better than KK

Ninian
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Ninian

Kim gets my vote! <3!

Olivia looks so sick and fragile! Like she will faint any minute! That is not what I call stylish! =(

^^
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4 sure olivia .. cute body ..

but kim look’s trashy …

rose
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rose

That dress looks like it was made for Kim. Olivia is way too skinny for it. It looks like a trashbag on her.

lc
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OLIVIA. PERIOD. Kim looks terrible.

molly
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molly

Olivia hands down. She looks sophisticated in it, whereas Kim looks – I’m sorry to say – almost vulgar.

cus
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Kim!

Ellie
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Livvy. Kim looks weird, and yeah, trashy.

james
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I think it looks good on both of them but Kim stands out a lot more

Amerie
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Amerie

kim all the day! she looks so cute in that dress and she has the curves of a real woman. olivia looks weird, way too skinny.

mel
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Not all women have curves as dramatic as Kim’s (and a lot of us don’t want to, actually), and as far as I know, they’re real too. So skinny people are weird-looking? Thanks a lot.

Moi
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Def. Olivia.She is so fashionable and always looks great Kim just looks so cheap and vulgar. She has no fashion style what so ever. I love her curves, but she does not have to present them like this. You know pretty woman style.

Daniel
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Daniel

Kim all te he way!!! Olivia looks like she’s had a surgery and is just coming out from hospital, but she has not completly recovered… And the messy hair… hate it, really. I like that women take care of themselves. I don’t know anything about fashion and the way to accessorize things and so on, but I know about sexiness and Kim IS sexiness alive.

Kris
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Kris

Olivia by far. Kim looks like a high class call girl, its so tight it’s pulling on her curves, she should have gone up a size. Olivia has also styled this dress beautifully, the girl has a good eye for fashion – hence why she has worked with DVF and Elle….while the Kardashians’ “fashion line” is being sold at BeBe.

lp23
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lp23

It wouldn’t work for Kim if she had the dress the same way as Olivia’s imo.
Just like it wouldn’t work for Olivia if she had it the same way as Kim’s.

Kim is a Glamour model and her body is her living.
It would be daft if she started dressing like a hippy chick.

Olivia has got great dress sense.

Emilie
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Emilie

High class? Really?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
I think people need to be careful in deeming someone “fashionable” and “stylish”. Look carefully and think. Don’t be blinded by the onslaught of accessories. Just because someone accessorized and made an outfit look different and “edgy” doesn’t mean they actually got it right, in terms of fashion. I think Olivia has a fashion miss here. Pashmina, boyfriend-style sweater, tights, chunky watch, knee high boots – just pick one trend, honey! There is no central, unifying element. It’s an overload. Also when analyzing one’s style I think you have to take into account if they dressed appropriately for the event.… Read more »
Kris
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Kris
I could agree that Olivia may have gone a bit overboard w/the cold-weather accessories. She could have ditched the tights/boots. but the girl is skin & bones, so maybe she needs layers to keep warm. (just a speculation) However, Kim is all wrong. The dress does not FIT her, if she had gone up a size (and perhaps had the top either altered or re-designed) she would look fine. The pulling at the bottom of the skirt is pulling and even in the abdomen area, which is a huge turn off. At the end of the day, when it comes… Read more »
Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

hahah I pretty much just said exactly what you said, without even reading your comment first. 🙂

mia
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I agree, the dress is lost under all the layers and accessories. Both of the women are beautiful, but regardless of whether you think Kim’s curves are overkill, the dress looks better on her. Olivia couldve worn another dress/tunic and it wouldn’t look any different with her outfit.
Kim looks better in the dress.

TorontoGirl
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TorontoGirl

I believe the event Olivia was photographed in happened in April-May, and i am pretty sure it was a fashion show for Haiti. So dont hate her sweater, since this picture is fairly old:)

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

dude I agree with the “don’t be blinded by the onslaught of accessories part” and I dont think olivia made this dress work as it should. However way to subtly plug your preference for Kim. Kim is NOT fashionable either. Cute girl though.

sylvialu
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sylvialu

Agree for the most part, but you have to keep in mind where in the world Olivia is. It might be colder than the norm for us. I mean here in the midwest it was about 55 degrees the other night, so you never know.

kate1st
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kate1st

Kim looks seductive and voluptuous.

Olivia looks sophisticated and elegant.

Preference depends what look you are going for.

Ava
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100 % agreed

Jebes
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Olivia! Kims got amazing curves but I prefer Olivias take on the dress.

lp23
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lp23

I like Olivia’s dress style.

Of course the guys at work went for Kim lol

gnat
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gnat

This is a great example of guy hot versus girl hot. i.e. what a lot of men find attractive versus what girls do. Often quite different.

Essence
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Essence

That is so true. For some reason, women wanna be like Olivia. But men prefer women like Kim. I’m one of the few rational women that wanna be like Kim (not exactly like her…. but you get the point)

aj
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I agree most guys would like Kim, but don’t discount all the insecure of the world who only go for a skinny model type because they think that gives them status or whatever. sorry to skinny people reading this, i know some guys genuinely just like the look of thin thats totally fine.. but some insecure loser guys go for skinny for weird reasons. kim looks better

Essence
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Essence
I’m sorry but “only goes for a skinny model type because they think that gives them status” ???? I never heard something more absurd in my life. I see that as the excuse for bigger women on why men are actually attracted to smaller girls. But to each their own, maybe its like that where you live, but if you said that around my way, you’d see what a ridiculous statement it was. (&& there are as many big girls as there is small ones). I was never bashing skinny girls, but you just did. “insecure loser guys go for… Read more »
Casey
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Casey
You make it sound like guys liking skinny girls genuinely is a rarity. I would say the large majority of guys who go for skinny girls just prefer them. Very few are the insecure kind of men that you are talking about. But you forget to mention that insecure men go for larger women too. Also because of status (larger women often have larger…assets). And, sadly, there are men that seek out what they think are less attractive women so that the woman won’t dump them. Insecure men are insecure men. They don’t have a particular preference, there’s a huge… Read more »
Nkeon
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I get your point about the insecurity in men and attraction to slimmer women. It is true that somen men, even in this age, see women as chattle and believe that the type of woman they have on their arm reflects on them. I’ve read a few statements from men admitting that they prefer to have a slimmer woman on their arm because the media portrays them as being the ideal, thus they are seen as unattainable and a man having one gives him a good status. Nonsense but true. However, this is just an example of psychology. Most men… Read more »
joe
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@aj. Totally agree. And this may not be something that most women understand, but if you think about it you will realize that there is a lot of truth to his statement. We are a very trend conscious society, and it is the “in-thing” in many sectors of our society for guys to date the skinny girl, even though he knows the fuller figured girl looks and feels better. Now I am not saying that there aren’t guys that genuinely prefer thin women, I just think that they are the minority. Guys are very visual, they think of sex a… Read more »
aj
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Woah K. I see I did not include enough disclaimers Essence… However, I did try. It’s why I added the phrase: –> ‘ i know some guys genuinely just like the look of thin thats totally fine.’ Btw I’m a girl, and I’m speaking from experience with a few boyfriends who tried to get me back after I lost a lot of weight who were quite insecure guys who wanted me more when i was skinny. Another encouraged me to be happy with myself and eat when I like because I looked cuter curvier in his opinion. Yes, each to… Read more »
CurvesRule
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CurvesRule

Why do women want to be like Olivia? Please help this guy to understand.

aj
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Also Essence… I might add that you’re the one that stated plainly ‘men prefer women like Kim’… Primarily monitor your own comments.

ali
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Kim!!! This is a sexy dress and Kim rocks it, Olivia..well, let just say she wouldnt sell me this dress

PeggyLee
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OBVIOUSLY KIM.

Citron
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Citron

Olivia looks kinda pathetic. She’s covered herself under too many layers. I’m tired of this “chic-look”.
I don’t like Kim as a person but she looks more classy to me, more feminine and the dress suits her body. So my vote is for Kim.

pixie
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I think Olivia looks better. She has great fashion sense.

Jean
Member

Olivia looks elegant, Kim looks cheap but if we focus on the dress, then it’s been made for curves so Kim rocks it!!!

Cilla B
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I think olivia hides the dress too much. So I have to say Kim.

kelli
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kelli

I :LOVE THEM BOTH! I like the sexiness of Kim in the dress and I like the stylish way that Olivia is wearing it so I can’t choose just one. If Olivia didn’t have all the accessories then I’d probably have to say Kim (maybe)

Amy
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I wouldn’t have even thought that this was the same dress if the pictures weren’t side by side. Both girls wear it so differently!

habibi
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habibi

how about burn the dress

it looks like lingerie ffs…

TorontoGirl
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TorontoGirl

oh my god, exactly my thoughts! the dress is so ugly, it looks like a nightgown and should not be worn in public- just my opinion.

formerly Sam
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formerly Sam

It reminds me of that episode of Friends where Rachel is at her boyfriend’s parents’ house, takes her dress off, the the parents come home and then has to pretend her lingerie is an actual dress lol

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I love that episode! When the dad says, “I like her, she seems smart!”

Cristina
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Cristina

None; Olivia made a mess out of a perfectly sweet dress. She is too layered and that scarf thing is hideous. While kim really needs to understand her size and dress accordingly. Buying dress 2 sizes too small will not make you look skinnier, it only makes you look bulky and stupid.

Joey
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Joey

Olivia. Kim looks fat in it. Which might be because she is. Go cast your feminist “real-woman-Dove-commercial” stones at me and throw in some burning bras if you like. I prefer slim women who don’t threaten to make the seams of their dress burst.

Isa
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Besides the point of skinny or curvy being better, that was just mean. I mean, you have your preferences but you didn’t have to be such a jerk about it.

kate1st
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kate1st

Kim ain’t fat. She’s just not your super slim model type.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Maybe you should go back to your PUA site?

Minik
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Minik

Kudos Kimberly! ^^

Essence
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Essence

what PUA??? just curious.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

PUA refers to pick up artist. These guys spend their lives gaming women, only for the purpose screwing as many as possible. They judge women only based on their appearance and they tend to be quite misogynistic.

Mary
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Mary

*removed by admin*
The dress suits Olivia best, but I think she’s the other extreme: skinny with absolutely no shape!
Anyway, if I had to choose, I’d go for Olivia!

Matthew
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Matthew

Skinny vs. Curvy lives up to its name. Kudos to the editors! I don’t mind all the celebrity gossip and image-collecting, but what I really like is when you guys put up posts that encourage commentary and discussion about serious body issues and dress. I first found your website when looking for information about pear body shapes and this post came up: http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/body-type-clothes/kristin-davis-shows-how-to-dress-for-the-pear-shape-body-type.html

In this discussion, I love the back and forth about two women who look good for very different reasons. And everybody keeps it so clean and above-board. Nice!

BTW, I’m in the Kim camp, for very prurient reasons.

justme
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justme

kim, for sure

carrie
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carrie

Wow! I can’t believe that is the same dress! Instead of saying how trashy Kim looks, or how skinny Olivia looks, I wanna say how great they both look! They both really work this dress in totally different ways. Kim is totally bombshell and Olivia looks so fashionable!

womp womp
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womp womp

Kim looks sloppy and like she’s about to bust out of the poor thing, and the other one looks scrawny. You can’t even really see the dress under all her hobo chic. Both stink.

alana
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alana

^^

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