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I have to say also that part of dayid's first post I myself did not understand however the second post is all so true.

Back to the topic...it really is no ones business if an overweight person is wearing a bikini or sexy clothing. Because that same overweight person in a bikini can turn around and look at you and find something wrong with you. Nobody is perfect and we all have flaws!

If you don't like the clothing choice of overweight women just turn away it is that simple.

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From the tone of your posts, it is almost as though you feel a need to defend what needs no defense. It is everyone right to wear what they want. It is also everyone's right to have an option. If their opinion is on how you look in a particular outfit, as long as they don't cross the line and tell you how they think you look, what harm is done? To take the position that "it is none of anyone's business" is a given but is also a bit prickly and sensitive. Unless, of course, it hits home.

I was once on a beach in Long Island, NY. There were two women on the beach. They were obviously mother/daughter. The mother looked to be well over 60. Both had on thong bikinis. While the daughter looked a bit naked but ok, the mother looked ridiculous. It was obvious that she was very proud of her body (very wrinkled but trim) and felt she could still pull off the "nearly naked" look. However, considering this was a family beach, the sight of this senior citizen walking around the beach in full view of many many children in a bathing suit where her entire rear end was exposed was not APPROPRIATE. It was obscene, pornography, repulsive and just pathetic. The bathing suit would have been fine for a private pool party or something less public but for a woman as old as this lady obviously was and to wear such a naked look at a crowd public beach was in such bad taste.

We have all seen from time to time people in "inappropriate" attire. "Inappropriate" may just be in our opinion but "inappropriate" none the less.
I was confused by some of your post. You seem to be saying it's okay to make fun of the way people dress as long as you do it behind their back. Also it was a mother and daugther wearing thongs on a family beach but only the mother was dressed inappropriate because she was a senior citizen. I would think if this is a family beach both the mother and daugther were dressed inappropriate regardless of age.
Thank you Libralass. It is doable in the USA also.

I don't make fun of people. Just about all of my observations silent. I never uttered a word about the mother/daughter on the beach. I never said a word to anyone about the teen with the too-small bikini. I noticed it and keep on going.

As far as the mother/daughter. . . No, IMPO they were both dressed inappropriately for a public beach. However, because of the mother's advanced age she looked ridiculous. The daughter just looked naked.

Now, I am not judging the worthiness of people. I am questioning their reasoning. When I was in my 20's I had a body very close to the picture included in an earlier post (but brown). However, as I got older and some parts of me got softer or wider, I adapted my clothing choices to styles that continued to highlight and accentuate the features that remained attractive while drawing the eyes away from the less flattering parts of my anatomy. For me, my legs, are still as pretty as 20 years ago. However my belly is not as flat nor are my breast as firm. Therefore, the no-bra look is out. The exposed belly is out. Rather, I will wear a loose top with fitted capris or a loose/swing dress that stops at my knees. My good features are still exposed while my weaker features are less noticable. Very cute, somewhat sexy, more than a little comfortable.

However, nowadays, it just looks like people don't want to take the time to figure out a fit. Perhaps a mesh cover up over a two piece will allow the beauty of the design of the swimwear to show through while somewhat disguising any unflattering features. A sarong wrapped crisscrossed behind the neck and then left to drape the body looks sexy and provocative on just about everyone without highlighting any less than glamorous body features.

It is doable. If a person chooses not to take the time to figure out what looks good and doesn't, that is their perogative.

My original question is . . . . when a person (usually a woman) puts on a pair of tight tight jeans that causes her gut to hang over the waist of the jeans, . . . . isn't that painful to have the hard denim material digging into her gut or side? Honestly, I want to know. Whenever I put on something that squeezes me, it hurts. Maybe it is just me.
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IBCRUZIN, a question if you don’t mind regarding .."However, considering this was a family beach, the sight of this senior citizen walking around the beach in full view of many children in a bathing suit where her entire rear end was exposed was not APPROPRIATE.

Question: What this person was wearing that showed their old and aging butt, can I ask were they the only female person on that beach in such attire?

Trying to determine if this was an age thing (dont like to see it) or a decency thing?
O.K. first my disclaimer. I do not like thong bikinis. I believe them to be too much exposed. Why in the word would someone want their entire rear end exposed for the world to see? But, again, that is just my opinion of thong bikinis.

As far as I can recollect, within my sight range, they were the only ones on the beach in such "near-naked" outfits. They draw a lot of stares. Again, in another environment, the young one would not have bat an eye. However, on Jones Beach in Long Island on a Saturday afternoon, it was too much exposed.

The thing that really got the double take was the older woman (mom). She did have the shape to wear the thong bikini but she was up there in years and must have spent a lot of time in the sun because she came with a triple load of wrinkles. All over her body. Her thighs were slim but very wrinkled. Her rear was the correct shape for the suit but again, it was wrinkled.

Yes, with mom it was the age factor. With the daughter, IMPO, she just had too much exposed. Again, I never said anything and only took one good look to mentally assess. Then I continued to enjoy my day at the beach.

I live and work in NYC. Manhattan is full of older women who are screaming and kicking trying so very hard to remain young looking and trim. There is a lot of pressure on the younger ladies to wear the sexy (tight?) attire. However, there comes a point in a woman's evolution that she has to age (or grow) with grace. Not everyone comes to that realization at a fashionably appropriate time.

It is not for me to "judge" when that time is. But, I do know that every woman (and man) can be very attractively attired if they take the time to figure out what works and what doesn't.
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Many older women look great in swimsuit and sexy clothing.

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Tina Turner (she is old enough to be my mother she looks way better then me!




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My original question is . . . . when a person (usually a woman) puts on a pair of tight tight jeans that causes her gut to hang over the waist of the jeans, . . . . isn't that painful to have the hard denim material digging into her gut or side? Honestly, I want to know. Whenever I put on something that squeezes me, it hurts. Maybe it is just me.
maybe they like that digging in the gut feeling!

I always go one size up on jeans it is a more comfortable fit.
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I don't think any women look good in low rise jeans, particularly when they bend over and you can see their butt crack I think the term these days for that is "coin slot."
Can you buy high waisted jeans anymore everything seems to be low rise?








Looks great on men too!


This however might be a problem...



I think low rise jeans are much more comfy then high waisted jeans. All my jeans are low rise however always have a super long shirt tucked in so if needed to bend over no skin will be exposed.

the 80's high waisted jeans


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I'm short waisted so a low rise jeans isn't really that low raise on me. These 80s bring back bad memories. We all have pictures that we look at and think "Why did I ever wear that?" Remeber leg warmers. I live in California why was I wearing leg warmers?
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I'm short waisted so a low rise jeans isn't really that low raise on me. These 80s bring back bad memories. We all have pictures that we look at and think "Why did I ever wear that?" Remeber leg warmers. I live in California why was I wearing leg warmers?
Kat I have to admit I have a pair of leg warmers and wear them when it is super cold out as I work outdoors and I'm always cold.

I got them at Claire's in the fall they had a selection of leg warmers.

Of course I have black ones which I would wear black pants and black boots and a black jacket this way they don't stand out so much.
That is my 80's flashdance look!


Actually I'm glad you mentioned it because it is so cold today you reminded me to wear them today!
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Rick, you inspire me@ Let em ask you all this, how many times have you seem men or women in bathing suits and asked yourself WHY!!!!!!!!

I am not talking about the 70+ year old granny who has more flabby skin and boobs hanbing down the her knees, but I am talking about the teenagers to 40something plus who think htey look smoking hot in their bathing suit. You know the ones! The 20ish year old who is a little on the heavy side who decides to wear a bikini, or a ill-fillting tankini. Or the superskinny woman who doesn't care and will wear a thong bikini, which has less material/fabric than the face cloth in your cabin! In some cases a facial tissue has more "material" than the said thong...

Men, please, no supertight speedo's! They are not attractive, right ladies? There was a old man on the Victory (he looked over 80) who was wearing one, only it wasn't skintight everywhere...he did have a lot of flabby skin.

Gramps was having fun, he even went to dance with the band...

I am in no way thin, but I chose a swimsuit that is modest--a tankini top (longer) with a skirtted bottom. I don't look great in bathing suits, but at least I chose one that makes me look somewhat OK....I can safely say that I saw some women who really didn't think too much when they bought their swim suit.

Aynone else have any bathing suit horror stories from the cruises they've been on?...
to lean over and say something to a significant other about someones appearance is one thing. to post a picture of someone or start a post making fun of someone appearance is... i'm not sure what. maybe you should post an address where we can all send photos of what we are considering wearing and you can let us know if we meet your standards.

i'm not saying that i have not commented on people's choice of swimming suits or clothing choices but to start a thread that seems to serve no purpose other than to make fun of someones appearance... once again i'm not sure what to make of it or the original poster.
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There was a old man on the Victory (he looked over 80) who was wearing one, only it wasn't skintight everywhere...he did have a lot of flabby skin. Gramps was having fun, he even went to dance with the band...
While people were taking the time to watch Gramps and judge him for what he was wearing Gramps was having a fun time on his cruise and could not care less what the gripers thought of him!
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You know, this is a harmless thread discussing some fashion choices that each of us who have posted may find questionable.

Not one post said anything disparaguing about any person's character, personality, value or the like. Why is it so bad to discuss a fashion bomb that we may have seen 1, 2, 5 or 10 years ago. The mother/daughter at the beach was at least 5 years ago. Where is the harm in me remembering it now that the subject has come up? No one is stoning anyone for wearing a bathing suit that we don't like! It is just a discussion of fashion choices.

I tend to notice these things b/c I am a shopaholic and a clothing junkie. Since I no longer have a perfect hour glass shape to work with I am always checking out other women to see what works and doesn't work, what I may want to try and what I know would look horrible on me. I don't follow what the models wear in magazines or the movie stars on tv or the movies. I am not shaped like them and do not have access to "air brushing" to smooth out imperfections. Rather, I look at women in public around me to get ideas for fashion/hair/make-up experiments.

Where is the harm in that? I don't get all the "people are being judgmental" comments. No one here is judging anyone. We are all just throwing in our thoughts on fashion yes/no/maybe's.
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Everyone has different taste in fashion.

What one person considers a fashion bomb another person thinks it belongs on the red carpet.

Spring is around the corner and these gals are going to be everywhere.
But if this is what type of clothes she is happy in then so be it. Who am I do judge.


Mr. Blackwell (fashion critic to the stars) named Victoria Beckham the worest dressed in 2007.
Mr. Blackwell said VB is a fashion bomb however I love her fashion and sense of style. Everyone has different taste in fashion. 8)









Maybe Mr. Blackwell is just jealous that VB belongs to David Beckham!




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IBCRUZIN' said it very well.
When a person ventures out into the public domain that's just what they become...Public Domain.
We can snap away and laugh, cry, cheer, swoon, slobber, puke and spit over them for years to come.
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Well I don't laugh at other people no matter what they are wearing, what they look like, their size, hair style, skin color, glasses worn etc. etc. etc.

This is how I was raised and this is how I raise my kids.

It is funny that the folks that want to make fun of people don't post a full body picture of themselves.

Feel free to post a picture of yourself for the judges to decide who should be making fun of who.

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You know, this is a harmless thread discussing some fashion choices that each of us who have posted may find questionable.

Not one post said anything disparaguing about any person's character, personality, value or the like. Why is it so bad to discuss a fashion bomb that we may have seen 1, 2, 5 or 10 years ago. The mother/daughter at the beach was at least 5 years ago. Where is the harm in me remembering it now that the subject has come up? No one is stoning anyone for wearing a bathing suit that we don't like! It is just a discussion of fashion choices.

I tend to notice these things b/c I am a shopaholic and a clothing junkie. Since I no longer have a perfect hour glass shape to work with I am always checking out other women to see what works and doesn't work, what I may want to try and what I know would look horrible on me. I don't follow what the models wear in magazines or the movie stars on tv or the movies. I am not shaped like them and do not have access to "air brushing" to smooth out imperfections. Rather, I look at women in public around me to get ideas for fashion/hair/make-up experiments.

Where is the harm in that? I don't get all the "people are being judgmental" comments. No one here is judging anyone. We are all just throwing in our thoughts on fashion yes/no/maybe's.
making fun of people's appearance is not nice. it's as simple as that in my mind. noticing what other people are wearing is not what seems to be happening here. posting pictures of people who are over weight and then making fun of their appearance and talking about old women's boobs hanging to their knees is a whole 'nother deal.
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Well I don't laugh at other people no matter what they are wearing, what they look like, their size, hair style, skin color, glasses worn etc. etc. etc.

This is how I was raised and this is how I raise my kids.

It is funny that the folks that want to make fun of people don't post a full body picture of themselves.

Feel free to post a picture of yourself for the judges to decide who should be making fun of who.
Since it appears that CQ's last shot was flung in my general direction:



Please note that my fat gut is COVERED and so are my stubby legs with long shorts.

Also....I note that one of the last pics you posted was of a very pronounced muffin top that was only included on whatever site you found it because of the shock value.
As far as the Granny pic I posted....she dressed that way for the ATTENTION and knew she looked ridiculous.
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My motto is if you don't look like the folks below don't criticize others no matter what size they are and what they are wearing! 8)

I think you must be the first female I've seen on these boards who has said they preferred speedos to board shorts. My point would be that unless you look like these models, don't wear the suits. However, having said that, I think the models look gross. Obviously fake boobs, and his shiny little suit is disgusting. So no, I don't think you have to look like these two to be critical of ill-fitting and inappropriate swimwear. It's sad that people can afford to go on a cruise but can't afford a mirror.
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I too don't agree with how some people choose to dress, however, it is there life and the best comments to make on what/how a stranger dresses is in your own mind. A mental note to check the mirror before you buy, or step out the door.

As for the higher cut jeans. I sure hope they stil make them because if your are a 14+ woman low waisted jeans do NOTHING and only make you look worse because the spare rolls just seem to fall out and over...I gave up on jeans because my fave store stopped making the kind I liked and no others fit the same!!!!

Gramps, in that pic, looks like he is having fun catching rays. He might be trolling for a hot granny to join him. Heck, my mom was getting sweet talked to by a Texan at the hotel we were staying at. She enjoyed the conversation, someone close to her own age....
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Everyone has different taste in fashion.

What one person considers a fashion bomb another person thinks it belongs on the red carpet.

Spring is around the corner and these gals are going to be everywhere.
But if this is what type of clothes she is happy in then so be it. Who am I do judge.


Mr. Blackwell (fashion critic to the stars) named Victoria Beckham the worest dressed in 2007.
Mr. Blackwell said VB is a fashion bomb however I love her fashion and sense of style. Everyone has different taste in fashion. 8)









Maybe Mr. Blackwell is just jealous that VB belongs to David Beckham!




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he lady in the low cut jeans looks horrible. This is just what I am talking about with the muffin top look. How, what and when dids this young lady delude herself that what she is wearing is attractive. She needed a size or two up with more of a mid-rise than this low rise. She needed a loose-fitting top that tucked into the jeans. Absolutely horrendous looking.

Now for VB. For starters, she needs to let the air out of those balloons in her blouse. They are unattractive and unnatural looking. They are so upright and round and pronounced, they are just ugly. They almost hit her chin they sit so high. While she may have at one time been a beauty, she has allowed the surgeon's scapel to shave her beauty away and replaced it with all plastic parts. There is breast enhancement and then there is breast re-creation. I don't know what VB has done.

I suggest we "everyman" folks stop comparing ourselves to what we see in the tabloids, on tv or in the movies. These people's very being is predicated on their ability to continue to look perfect and defy the natural aging process. Sharon Stone is not your average post-menopausal woman. She too is very familiar with a scapel. Bad example to use. VB is not a natural beauty. Again, terrible example to put up. The picture of the man and the lady, yes, her boobs are fake, his abs are air-brushed and very little of their "perfection" was home grown.

Just look in the mirror and ask yourself, "Have I achieved the look I envisioned when I purchased this outfit?" If the answer is no, find the receipt and return the outfit for another one.

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My motto is if you don't look like the folks below don't criticize others no matter what size they are and what they are wearing! 8)

I think you must be the first female I've seen on these boards who has said they preferred speedos to board shorts. My point would be that unless you look like these models, don't wear the suits. However, having said that, I think the models look gross. Obviously fake boobs, and his shiny little suit is disgusting. So no, I don't think you have to look like these two to be critical of ill-fitting and inappropriate swimwear. It's sad that people can afford to go on a cruise but can't afford a mirror.
I just want to know how did you get this hot pic of my DW and I without us knowing?
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Rinker my friend you are to sensitive. I think CQ's shot was aimed for IBCRUZIN' and it just hit you by mistake. My point is everyone has made a questionable fashion choice at least once in there life. Hello, it's called the 80's. I dare you look at the photo album from the 80s it's scary in you know it is.
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IBCRUZIN' does this older actress meet your high standards? Or is she to fake. Cause the twins look real to me.
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[quote="katlady"]Rinker my friend you are to sensitive. I think CQ's shot was aimed for IBCRUZIN' and it just hit you by mistake. My point is everyone has made a questionable fashion choice at least once in there life. Hello, it's called the 80's. I dare you look at the photo album from the 80s it's scary in you know it is.


Too sensitive, huh?

Actually, I was responding to both of the holier than thou's...their comments are, in themselves, the very judgements that they are professing disdain for..
So rather that call a kettle black...I just put up.
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Rinker my friend nice picture!

IBCruzin I'm just curious why does it bother you so much that women make the wrong fashion choices? Who cares? There really are other things in life to worry about then to get bent out of shape with other women's clothing.

Posting VB pictures - my point was I love her fashion however she was voted worest dressed. Everyone has different taste.

Posting my own pictures - As everyone can see I'm no supermodel and I have many many many flaws so who am I to judges others.

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The lady in the low cut jeans looks horrible. This is just what I am talking about with the muffin top look. How, what and when dids this young lady delude herself that what she is wearing is attractive. She needed a size or two up with more of a mid-rise than this low rise. She needed a loose-fitting top that tucked into the jeans. Absolutely horrendous looking.

Now for VB. For starters, she needs to let the air out of those balloons in her blouse. They are unattractive and unnatural looking. They are so upright and round and pronounced, they are just ugly. They almost hit her chin they sit so high. While she may have at one time been a beauty, she has allowed the surgeon's scapel to shave her beauty away and replaced it with all plastic parts. There is breast enhancement and then there is breast re-creation. I don't know what VB has done.

I suggest we "everyman" folks stop comparing ourselves to what we see in the tabloids, on tv or in the movies. These people's very being is predicated on their ability to continue to look perfect and defy the natural aging process. Sharon Stone is not your average post-menopausal woman. She too is very familiar with a scapel. Bad example to use. VB is not a natural beauty. Again, terrible example to put up. The picture of the man and the lady, yes, her boobs are fake, his abs are air-brushed and very little of their "perfection" was home grown.

Just look in the mirror and ask yourself, "Have I achieved the look I envisioned when I purchased this outfit?" If the answer is no, find the receipt and return the outfit for another one.

It is really that simple.
You are so right I nominate you for CM Fashion Police! Feel free to post a full body picture of yourself.

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Cat Fight!!!!


You are all missing the point of this thread.
Use a little judgement when venturing out in public.

Of course a couple of you will jump on my back and say that everyone is entitled to look as ridiculous as they choose.
That is the right that others have earned for them...at the same time others have the right to express opinions as to their appearance.
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I just want to make sure that the Jane Seymour pictures stays in this thread.

Yep: But it's funny when people comment or make a habit of looking at people's body. It's usually the ones who have little self esteem about themselves.

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Note: to all posters about this thread

We have received complaints from people in the past regarding threads like this. I personally do not find discussing the topic offensive, but I can assure you that most of the times a picture of an overweight person on a cruise is posted someone writes to me to say they cannot help how they look and they are just enjoying the cruise - as they have a right to.

I have restored this thread because I think it is most logical and on-topic discussion. But I do urge people to keep the following in mind...

If you paid a lot of money for a cruise, and you wanted to sit in the sun, I would hope you would do so without worrying about anyone taking your picture and putting it on the Internet with a caption that says "eewww, what were they thinking?"

I tend to think that if anyone is brave enough to walk out in public looking like "that" then God bless them, because they are braver than me. Plus, if they do that it is THEIR business, not mine. I don't have to gawk at anyone. I am free to look another direction.

I don't have the world's greatest body at all, I have some attributes that are commonly made fun of. But one of the last memories of my brother who passed away way too young (because he was overweight) was that he had the same body I have - but twice as objectionable in the types of attributes I described. But he was far more comfortable getting out on deck in a bathing suit and enjoying himself than I ever am.

I am glad he had that experience because I know in the end the cruise I treated him to was one of the most memorable experiences he ever had. In many ways I wish I was half as brave as he is, because the truth is my body often keeps me from enjoying certain sun activities I would actually like to be doing.

Please keep in mind that comments like "don't people own a mirror?" etc. are borderline cruel, and we DO get complaints about comments like that.

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Paul so sorry to hear that your brother passed away at a young age.
Loosing loved ones is very difficult and at a younger age makes it more difficult.
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Paul you really put things into perspective we are all here to short of a time to be judging others on thier matter for dress important is what's in thier heart.

Mike M. for some reason I lost my big 80s hair and my Jane Seymour picture I posted from the internet so if the picture was removed from the site then it doesn't show up here anymore. :o Don't be sad I replaced them with new pictures. You still have Jane
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Well said, Paul.

There's hope for this place yet!!
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