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Calling All Chubbies

I bet Lane Bryant would like to forget this ad


I guess it could be argued that it was another time, thus making it more acceptable. I have a hard time seeing any woman from any time being all right with being called a fatty, I’m sorry, chubby.

I wonder what page flowered muumuus are on?


August 4, 2009 - Posted by | Daily Whims | , ,


  1. The messed up part is that back then they called a size 10-14 deserving of it’s own “chubby” size wardrobe. that means that Marilyn Monroe was shopping at lane bryant because from what I recall, she was a hot piece at a size 16.

    Comment by drgnsldr | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. Speaking of Chubby – today is free taco day at Jack in the Box…I sent the hags the coupon link, so you’ll have to hit them up if you want it.

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  3. CRAP! I love Jack in the Box tacos! Stupid Michigan! Oh well, at least I had a Halo Burger the other day.

    Comment by Mae | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  4. At least the prices are the same as “regular” clothing.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  5. Man, I’m chubby sized. Sigh.

    I was called “plump” the other day too.

    I need to lose weight.

    Comment by TheHobo | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  6. MMMmmmmm….Halo Burger

    I need to get back to Flint and have one before they board up the whole city and move to where there are jobs.

    Yes Michigan!

    Comment by KeeblerKahn | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  7. Sizes were different back then. I think what was a size 10 then is more like a size 14 now.

    Comment by Skaði | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  8. Years ago Sears had a special sub-section for girls called Chubbettes. Loverly for the self esteem I tell you.

    Comment by Beth the Cat | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  9. this whole “uber skinny is better” nonsense is an advent of the 70s, 80s, 90s and aughts. back in the day (and by “day” i mean like 18th and 19th centuries) women were “plumper.” And plump was hot. I mean, hello? go to any art museum and look at the classic paintings of hotties from then. they all had little guts. they were soft and squishy.

    which is why i will remain soft and squishy.

    21st century madonna would have been hideous what with her iggy pop arms and all. it’s not attractive.

    so drink more beer and eat more tacos!

    babies all had back back then.

    then again, babies didn’t have cocaine and meth to keep the skinny…

    Comment by DonnaMartin | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  10. obh: they are the same price because the regular clothes are involving increasingly less fabric. I practically have to buy a “tunic” to get a shirt to my waist.

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  11. Is the girl in this picture supposed to be “Chubby”? Because if she is, I’m fat.

    Comment by Rev. Random | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  12. AA are you talking about shirt length? I can’t handle it when I keep having to pull my shirt down for fear that I’m exposing my muffin top.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  13. obh – yes. i edited it to fix it. Sometimes my brain moves faster than my fingers. 🙂

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  14. I’d rather have a girl thicker than thinner. I mean think about it, what would you rather take a bite of, something scrawny, or something that could satisfy? Just sayin.

    Comment by drgnsldr | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  15. drgnsldr, I love you for that.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  16. We live in the fat generation. What’s sad is most people don’t know it.Look at the ad, in 2009 that is less than normal weight.

    Comment by chelsea | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  17. Depends on your definition of fat, and not all people are the same. If you’re happy when you look in the mirror, life is good.

    Comment by Chelsea - PETA Protector | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  18. Cop out, I have a friend that is 500lbs+ that’s what they say and no matter what they feel, we know they are fat,fat is fat, and some people know it when they see it.Some live in denial

    Comment by chelsea | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  19. Proof of knowing your fat. If you ask this question ¿?¿?¿?¿Do these pants make my ass look big?¿?¿?¿
    No not at all,the only correct answer

    Comment by chelsea | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  20. I’m 5’8″ and 215 lbs. am I fat. yes. do I bitch about not fitting into what I see in the gap. no. Would you like to know why. because I know when I look at a decent 75-80 percent of the 6’2″ 180 lb. guys I know I can mercilessly beat the crap out of them. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

    I don’t understand why the majority of the women I know are so self conscious about their weight, height, nose, ass whatever. If a woman is confident she is sexy, and a real man will recognize that.

    Comment by drgnsldr | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  21. The mark of real man being able to kick the crap out of a man that looks good in his clothes. At least you know what women want(you are kidding right¿??)

    Comment by chelsea | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  22. my point is self-confidence, and you don’t need to look like a calvin klein model to earn it.

    Comment by drgnsldr | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  23. I have no clue what women want. But I’m guessing it depends on the woman. Not that I really care about what women or anyone else thinks of me. I think if I asked 100 women what does a woman want in a man I’d come up with at least 80 different answers. Though I don’t think one of them is being able to win a fight with someone better looking.

    Comment by drgnsldr | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  24. Self confidence you either have it or you don’t, looking good is just a bonus for men or women , that takes self respect, pride in ones appearance

    Comment by chelsea | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  25. FIGHTING will not be in the top 100 things woman want but a nice apperance will be

    Comment by chelsea | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  26. Let’s face it: you ask 100 women what they want in a man, and they will give you 100 different answers. And then if you compare what they said to the person that they actually end up with? I’m going to venture a guess that you’ll still have at LEAST half that don’t match up.

    Because what we THINK we want and what we ACTUALLY want are, often, two totally different things. When I was younger, I thought that I wanted an outgoing guy who loved to entertain and would want to go with me to museums and plays and watch romantic movies while snuggling on the couch.

    Turns out that what I really wanted was a guy who would stand up to me while still treating me with respect, who could fix things with his hands (watching him work on the car gets me hot…don’t know why), had a sense of humor and make me feel safe.

    I don’t want a guy who looks for fights. But I sure as fuck want a guy who can take care of business if someone is hassling me or his daughters or his friends. I know it’s cro magnon of me, but to me, that’s part of being a man.

    And, yes, a nice appearance was important, too, in that sex is really important in a relationship. But everyone defines a nice appearance differently. An overweight guy who presents himself well and has self-confidence and charm is much more likely to attract me for the long term than a vainglorious dumbass fratboy type with washboard abs.

    Comment by SeaKat | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  27. I read a study recently about “What women want.” Like SeaKat said, most women don’t agree, but one characteristic that most women did agree on was self-confidence. As she pointed out, not “vainglorious dumbasses” (well put, btw), or ego driven assholes, just self-confidence. It really does go a long way.

    Comment by oneofthevoicesinmyhead | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  28. Women obsess because they have heard the message over and over again about what is hot and what isn’t. And certain noses, body weights, body types, asses, etc are supposed to be hot, and we have a hard time defining hot in more than one way.

    I was told (by my dad) that no guy wants a fat girlfriend. I still have this idea in the back of my head that no matter how great I am, if given a choice, a guy would take a version of me at least 20 to 30 pounds lighter. And even when I am lighter, I *still* think that.

    By the way, the same guy who called me plump said I was sexy…but I only heard the “plump” part…

    But I keep trying to remind myself that it’s not how I look but how I feel. When I feel more fit, I feel more sexy, regardless of what is happening with my body. So, you know, that’s the goal.

    Healthy and fit.

    And a guy who makes me feel pretty.

    Comment by TheHobo | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  29. I had a guy call me “thick” once. He meant it as a high compliment and I was absolutely horrified.

    I agree completely with the healthy and fit sentiment. I’ve recently started exercising my ass off (literally and figuratively), I will never be tiny but I’ve made a lot of improvement and feel great about it. I am so proud of my arms I feel like I should wrestle a grizzly bear or something.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  30. hahaha! You go with your grizzly-wrestling self, Oilybo!!

    Yeah, I was feeling really down on myself about my weight after having the SeaKiten. Mostly because, two weeks after giving birth I was back down to my pre-pregnancy size (I never gain much during pregnancy because I’m puking my guts up for the first five months) and by the time I was done breastfeeding (6 months later) I was 30 lbs. overweight. This is totally weird and I don’t know anyone else who does this. Most women lose weight breastfeeding. Don’t NOT breastfeed b/c you think you’ll gain weight. You won’t. I’m a freak.

    But anyways, I’ve been feeling really, really down on myself. I started running a month ago and have gotten up to 2 miles. I’m going 3 days a week and I feel SO GOOD!! (Well, sore, but proud.)

    I have lost exactly .5 lbs, but I’ve gained so much confidence. I’m standing up straighter, sucking in my abs again and just look so much better because of how I carry myself.

    I believe I’ll lose the weight just like I did last time, but honestly? I’m at the point where I can say, “You know what? I’m cute. I have a cute face, awesome tits, good arms and legs…if my butt and tummy are bigger than they were before I had kids, well I can live with that trade-off.” It’s amazing what confidence in yourself will do for your appearance.

    Comment by SeaKat | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  31. That is great SeaKat! I can’t bring myself to run. I always joked that I only run after the ice cream truck. 😉

    I started out doing Wii Fit which sounds lame but actually helped. Recently I moved on to EA Sports Active for the Wii which I think really helps! I just had my yearly check-up and my doctor commended me, without me fishing for it I might add, I felt like doing cartwheels out of the office.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  32. Whoo! Way to go, Oily! I’ve heard GREAT things about Wii Fit, so that doesn’t sound lame at all. I wish we had one. Hell, I wish we had ROOM to set one up. Stupid 1940s houses with their stupid tiny floor plans. 😛

    Comment by SeaKat | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  33. Thanks! My living room is small too, I spent a lot of time positioning the board and my yoga mat around depending on whatever exercise I was doing. I had it down to a science!

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  34. i don’t know… sometimes a woman wants a man that can beat another man’s ass.

    “hey, can you beat him up? DO it!”

    then again, i’m in a bad mood today…

    Comment by DonnaMartin | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  35. Congrats SeaKat & Oilybohunk! Remember, it`s not the numbers on the scale, but the inches lost.

    I`ve always struggled with my weight and was always told by everyone that I was fat since the age of five and looking back at pictures of myself when I was a kid, I was totally not fat at that age and I think growing up with this skewed view of myself led me to become fat. I don`t know if that makes sense or not, but the pictures don`t lie.

    And I`ve always been athletic – played sports and such, but still bigger than what society/media deems thin and healthy. And there have been times in my life when I haven`t been so athletic such as this time in my life. A few years ago, I was regularly exercising with the goal to lose weight and was getting close to a size 12, which I haven`t been in years and then I went back to school part-time and working full-time which meant no time for exercise and I gained back the weight and went up to a size 16. I`ve been larger than that in my life and I don`t want to get any bigger. But now I`m not going to school, so I just need the motivation again to get back into an exercise routine, but I just feel like I don`t have the energy to do it.

    Comment by rumoUr | August 6, 2009 | Reply

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