plump is IN! 64 Comments

Skinny is out; well skinny is ‘in’ but not as ‘in’ as it was in the late nineties. Dresses are definitely ‘in.

Girls are wearing light colored summer high wasted dress. That helps plump girls look more appealing while making skinny look bony.

Controversies were stirred up over the last five years. Bony models are banned is Spain and Milan has made adjustments. The wolves; the woman’s advocacy groups and the medical associations have been crying ever since…since forever.

They would like to think they changed the course what’s ‘in,’ or  what’s ‘out.’ But it’s market that has decided.

Fat is not in, this is not the renaissance, this is not a Goya painting; plump is IN!

It was a hot weekend night. I went to dinner and then the text invite comes in. This is the place. I will stop by. I will check it out. The girls are young; they are independent minded, like one that told me, “Why shouldn’t I?

She was chattering about playing the field. She would like to get laid once in a while even though she hasn’t found her man. Whatever the reason, I just like to look at them. If nothing else the view is nice.

I decided to join the guys outside, drinking to the moonlight and the summer dresses. Indeed the view was nice.

She was young, very young I suspect. If this was 1999 she would have been ‘the girl,’ the one everyone stared at. With her heels she looked taller than Dikembe Mutombo. The ribbon is barely holding her hair together. Her tight top showed her whole bare back, but nothing was covering the black bra. She didn’t care, it seemed like she was going to the neighborhood pharmacy.

She looked like an extra in a 80′s Madonna’s video. I would complain that she was blocking my view, but she was so skinny. If this was 1989, she would have an open invitation to fashion week runways. But this is 2008, and plump is IN!

Oh my god, she is so skinny! I like some meat on my bones,” he explained. Then the conversation changed to various topics. Their eyes didn’t focus on the ‘bony girl,’ they were looking at the ‘meaty girls’ in the high-waisted summer dresses. Indeed plump is definitely IN!

64 Responses to “plump is IN!”


  1. 1 baby

    Amen Nolawi!!!!!!!! Plump is definitely in. Even my brother, the pickiest of all picky daters has been rejecting this totally hot girl because he says she’s too skinny. I got nothing against my skinny sister, especially those who are naturally skinny. But those who starve themselves to look “hot”, please, get a clue girls, plump is IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m a little plumpy too (is plumpy a word? hahahaha). I was having a bad day while shopping for swim suits. There are only suits in every store that only cover half of me. So coming home to read this post totally put a smile on my face.

  2. 2 Semira

    Hi Nolawi, I love u, I have seen u around in dc and I always wanted to come and say hello but these days I am don’t do that, talk to guys unless they approach me.

    I can’t believe I am writing this but my friend who is somewhat plump- plumpy broke up with her boyfriend and was crying on my shoulders today. Its 2 pm and i am just getting home.

    And the problem is that she suspects he is cheating on her and she blames her weight. I am going to forward this to her because I think this way she would think twice about blaming him without an evidence.

    she is paranoid, maybe this will change her mind.

  3. 3 Grand Ma

    Girls, please don’t fool yourself. You may get comfort from “plump is in” kinda talk but, the truth is that you don’t need meat in your body. It’s too many fat in USA and disgusting!

  4. 4 Muna

    Y’all a bunch of fatttt folks tryna to make y’all self feel good that is all. fat is ugly call it plumps or big bones it is still fat……..

  5. 5 Nolawi

    I didn’t say fat I said- a girl with a little think and not bony.

    i don’t know but i think bony is very unattractive

  6. 6 spacefog

    I don´t see anything wrong with being fat as long as the person is comfortable with it.

    Personally,there is no way I would work out or diet to look good for others. Simply because I think they are not worth it.

    These days there is just too much pressure to stay fit. Its too funny to see ppl eat three broccolies & two onions for lunch. Girls, Its just not worth it!

  7. 7 Hidaya

    Interesting article Nolawi but I think here in Europe skinny both the jeans and the person are both still both IN, yes models in Spain may be not allowed to be too skinny but that was unhealthy and anorexic ill type of skinny to begin with and well they were ill looking and would put off clients, but the naturally skinny and not ill looking are still walking the catwalk of Europe and it will always be that way because from the mouths of designers they are the ones who says clothes look better on skinny models than say plumb ones…

    As for body size and body image personally I think is a personal thing, some men like skinny and some like it fat, but why is skinny versus plump issue? there are lots of body shapes beside those two, what about the slim and naturally slender but not skinny or bony?,..the slender can have curves too without them being plumb or fat ,or the athletic looking ,or the petite small boned women are these types out with he skinny as well?

  8. 8 Muna

    Spacefog do it for you stay fit and healthy get your lazy ass up and hit the gym, do you know how unhealthy it is to have body fat….. ewwww yakkkkkkkk

  9. 9 spacefog

    Let me see , the first 6 words of your comment are worth reading after that all I see is ..fd,fmdkfldfk dflk ….translation? Next time , save me the name calling.

    Well, I agree with healthly life style ….Obesity is a problem so much as anorexia is. No more , No less.

    Whatever is in the middle suits me. Otherwise I don´t say yak yak to fat. I don´t care if PPL say yak yak ..yuk yuk or any kind of ukkkkk…

    that was my point.

  10. 10 baby

    Ok guys, nobody is saying stay fat because fat is IN. I think the idea of the article is that having a little bit of a junk in the trunk is not a totally bad thing. There’s a whole country between being overweight and beging too thin. A lot of girls who have curves are feeling bad these days becaue of thea obsession with skinny. I think Nol is saying if you’re plumpy, you’re alright too.

  11. 11 dawitm

    lol baby, “junk in the trunks is not a totally bad thing”…that is so true. who would not love a girl jiggling it on dance floor :) and in bedroom huh ? haahaa, plump in the right places is always a good thing…but not around the belly.

  12. 12 D-Wow

    You also can use other word like…full figure, thick (my fave), curvy etc.. but it different from being obese . The kind of thickness like alicia keys or jill scott or like the kind of women portrait in old arts….but a healthy bodyfigure.I find it more attractive and turn on than skinner person.May be because as some scientific study says…through the process evolution and all… men see thick women as fertile and would like to have them to bear their childen.:)(paraphrased…not kidding).Ende…back home we have a saying too…wondna bila yeseba yiwedal…lol…I think that says it all.Just talk about my preference but I know many men relate with me…don’t know now if it apply for many but from what I heard in many occasion many abesha wondoch are attracted plumpy women…that apply for many african men too..plumpyness is sexy for sure!Just keep it healthy.. :)

  13. 13 D-Wow

    ohh sorry ..dead link above…meant this…

    old arts

  14. 14 sosina

    plump might be this summer’s trend, bony was last year’s but lean is always in. Yoga and pilates is the way my friends. all else is details.

  15. 15 Hidaya

    Amen to that Sosina, may I add dancing to the list on what makes you lean and well defined all over which is not skinny and certainly not plump…

    plump might be this summer trend, and bony last year but lean is always in. Yoga and pilates is the way my friends. all else is detail

  16. 16 c'est moi

    Agreeing with Sosina and Hidaya.It’s all about the curves. And often times and naturally most women have those curves there, where it is needed. Women do not need to be “plump” to have curves. Even skinny women have curves. Depends on what kind of clothes a woman chooses to wear to show off or hide her curves.

  17. 17 Tsedey

    In my opinion, as long as a woman is comfortable in her own skin,healthy,stylish and confident,that makes her attractive. No matter the size(exception: obese& anorexic)

    SIZE ONLY MATTERS FOR MEN *wink* *wink*

  18. 18 SelamT

    Hidaya said

    but the naturally skinny and not ill looking are still walking the catwalk of Europe and

    Who cares about the cat walk. Over 90+ percent of women do not look like the super models so who cares what they look like. The smartest thing i heard was never read vogue, elle etc. they are just full of crap for people who don’t want to or can’t read good stuff.
    So I never read them.

    It has to be what makes us comfortable. I know a girl when every time I see her she will ask me
    “weferku???” . I have to tell her you look fine. If I say yes she will starve herself. I truly feel she has an eating disorder and she does starve herself to be skinny.Because of it she is never happy with how she looks. Most of the models we see on TV etc are unhappy because they never know how to enjoy food.
    Life is too short eat what you want but make healthy choices.
    Thanks Nolowi it is a good post.

  19. 19 sosina

    It is a bit dishonest to say, love yourself as you are, you don’t have to work on anything. I am not saying hate your body but your body, like your, say, hair, needs maintenance. I am always shocked the way my peeps would never leave the house without perfectly coiffed hair, have serious skin care routines but don’t work out at all. What is that about? Especially if we have jobs that keep us sedentary, it is imperative that at least an hour a day (or an equivalent weekly amount) be spent taking care of your body. This is healthy. This is the only way to be. It is not hating your body to want to change it for the better. As you aspire to be the best in everything, and your accomplishments never fall on your lap, neither will your ideal body. The ideal is not to look like anyone else. Just the best healthy version of you. Eat well. Play well and please work out. Every size is lovely if it is toned.

  20. 20 Hidaya

    Well neither I nor anyone else mentioned about caring, this was in reply to this, written by Nolawi…

    Controversies were stirred up over the last five years. Bony models are banned is Spain and Milan has made adjustments.

    Then I replied wit this, caring or reading Vogues didnt come into it. I dont read Vogues. I read books, infact, I doubt anyone gets Vogue for reading purposes. It is about fashion and for fashion purposes in so far as my own use of the magazine is concerned.

    yes models in Spain may be not allowed to be too skinny but that was unhealthy and anorexic ill type of skinny to begin with and well they were ill looking and would put off clients, but the naturally skinny and not ill looking are still walking the catwalk of Europe and it will always be that way because from the mouths of designers they are the ones who says clothes look better on skinny models than say plumb ones…

    SelamT said

    Who cares about the cat walk. Over 90+ percent of women do not look like the super models so who cares what they look like. The smartest thing i heard was never read vogue, elle etc. they are just full of crap for people who don’t want to or can’t read good stuff.
    So I never read them.

  21. 21 baby

    hey Dawitm,
    I also like the “you’re thicker than a sniker” one too. I heard it first from this guy and I thought he was insulting me. Luckily, his friend interpreted it for me. We all had a big laugh.

  22. 22 baby

    hey Dawitm,
    I also like the “you’re thicker than a sneaker” one too. I heard it first from this guy and I thought he was insulting me. Luckily, his friend interpreted it for me. We all had a big laugh.

  23. 23 dawitm

    lol baby. then you must be so fine. probably got that saying from meech’s single “thicka than a snicka” too. it is nice beat, check it out

    http://www.myspace.com/meechmusic

  24. 24 baby

    hahaha dawit…..thanks for the link…. That’s a nice song. Maybe that will be my summer jam……

  25. 25 Maven

    Those of you who think being overweight is a good thing are kidding yourself. It is not about being comfortable, it is about being healthy. Data from data show that ppl with a BMI of greater than 28 are consider at risk for hearth disease, sleep apnea(not able to breath while sleeping), Diabetes and so on. So, think about it before saying it is in or out.The most important thing is not following the trend and keeping your body at normal weight. To do that, eat right with moderation, exercise and keep your cholestrol level down. Dont work out for a man nor cuz it is a trend. Do it cuz you love it and keeps your heart to be healthy.
    Maven

  26. 26 Totit

    Maven I dont think we r discussing BMI of 28 at this time…we are talking about having some meat on u … Not being skinny…not being bony…I can clearly see what Nolawi and every body that agrees with him are talking about…Ladies I think we will understand eachother if we talk about size…I think It is like being 5’6 and being a size 6…Not being a size 0…and definetly not being a size 14…

  27. 27 Nolawi

    Yes exactly I will take a size 6 anyday over a size 2….

  28. 28 lilye

    Yes exactly I will take a size 6 anyday over a size 2….

    MTSSSS !

  29. 29 c'est moi

    Size 6 is plump???!!! Interesting indeed. I mean height matters but still …

  30. 30 Nolawi

    Size six is plump if you are 5’4″ or lower in height

    size 8-10 is plump if you are 5’5″ to 5’10′

    size 12 is plump if you are 6 feet.

    A good example of plump and sexy is
    jennifer hudson plump

    is jennifer hudson

  31. 31 dawitm

    this must be her new look. jennifer hudson was way heavier when she was doing idol

  32. 32 c'est moi

    Hudson looks good because she is rich and famous now and she wears cloths that are designed to compliment her body type , she can afford to do that now . She is verrry talented – manim aykidim – but I am not sure if this woman was not famous she would have joined the sexy list .
    if you think she is sexy then she is … to each , his own .

  33. 33 Moi

    Nolawi,

    On behalf of all women in this World, I would like to thank you for giving us the freedom to be “plump”. If YOU say it is in, then by golly, it must be okay to be a fat slob.Thank you!
    And remember men, large is ALWAYS in LOL

  34. 34 SelamT

    C’est moi said:

    but I am not sure if this woman was not famous she would have joined the sexy list .

    so true, it is all made up ot a touched up picture.
    they say “when one is rich we can say he looks like his money” Oprah is an example the way she looks reflects how much money she has.

    Jennifer Hudson is NOT size 6, 8 or 10 she is more than that. if you say she is sexy well and good!
    my 5 cents

  35. 35 ye-inatu-lej

    Fat is never beautiful…. would you ladies appreciate a man with ‘borch’? Whatever your size is, get toned! Those god given wide hips even if they’re squeezed into 3 sizes smaller jeans are a gift ast long as the meat is not jiggly. GET IT TIGHT!

  36. 36 toothpick

    plump and thick definitely IS sexy.

  37. 37 S

    ^^ you’re sexy.. ;)

  38. 38 webit

    this post is a very good excuse for gals to get FAT!!!

  39. 39 Doro Mata

    thickness is nice and cushy.

    if only they didn’t perspire so easily.

  40. 40 bantayehu

    as of me beuty is being trustfull,patriot,making people funny,…but not that of the skin color and body structure.

  41. 41 Lysha

    oh please this article is made to make “plump” also known as fat to feel better skinny is still in!

    i am 5’5 at 100 or 101 pounds. I dont think plump is cute at all. i have a couple of “plump” friend but i do encourage them to lose weight and diet.

    I mean if your “plump” and no one can see thats good but if you’re plump and you have stretch line and a lot of fat and belly rolls thats type disgusting.

  42. 42 jessica

    what about all of us skinny girls…you know…you sit there and say that skinny girls are unattractive, but let me say this…I am one of the minorities who am skinny and sometimes hate it…but unfortunately I can’t put on weight..I would LOVE to..but I cant…no matter how much I eat..its in my genetics..so don’t go looking at skinny girls and saying they’re unattractive when you don’t even know how they’re feeling. I hate my bony hips..If I could take a hammer and flatten them I would…or get some fat from someone and place them there. I want to be a model and set the standard for a healthy skinny model and help those regardless of size be models too.

  43. 43 Juno

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  44. 44 tpeace

    @juno — there used to be then the owner shut it down…pity right?
    lol ye am being a tattle tale here — feeling like being trifling @ the moment :)

  45. 45 endalc_

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  46. 46 tpeace

    LMAO endalc abo u’re a trip man!

    “many beauty (the many largeness of you???), i reallly admire all those your meat groups!”

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  47. 47 Dinich

    As far as Endalc is concerned plumnp is in….because he said…i admair al thos your .meat

    He admires meat looooool

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