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7 Things Only Women With Big Calves Will Understand, Because Your Legs Are Not Potatoes

For a woman, or maybe any human, having big calves is a physical trait that is either loved or hated. As I’m all about learning to love the body parts we’re often taught to hate — and as a lady with big calves myself, who has come to terms with them over the years — it’s time to take a look at the things only my fellow big-calved girls will understand.

First of all, let’s just get this out there in the open: Having big calves isn’t something you should be ashamed of. Despite the possible struggles that come along with them, your big calves look great in a pair of heels, and many people covet the way you can fill in your clothes. My hubby, for one, always tells me mine are super sexy, so you never know. Of course, your sense of self-worth should never come down to the opinions of others, but having a significant other or potential significant other who appreciates something about your body you previously beat yourself up about can, realistically, improve the way you see that body part yourself.

Secondly, you can’t help the body you’ve been given. If you’re like me, you inherited your big calves from your family, so be proud of what you’ve got. My legs are shaped much like my father’s — prone to toned calves without even having to try. And hey, I take that as a good thing, because even without walking or running, I’m going to have muscular legs!

Here’s my list of other things that girls with big calves will understand.

1. Buying Boots Is Sort Of Miserable

You love the style, but finding knee-high boots that will actually go over your calve muscles is a feat that usually involves trying on dozens and dozens of pairs, and most of the time ends in misery. Once you do find that illustrious pair, you hold on to it for as long as it’ll last, because there’s no telling when you might find another good pair again.

2. As Is The Struggle To Find Thigh-High Socks

Much like buying boots — although perhaps ever-so-slightly easier, due to the more flexible fabric — getting cozy thigh-high socks over your legs is another battle. Oftentimes, you’re just left having to be content with normal ankle socks and possibly some stretchy leg warmers.

3. And Skinny Jeans Aren’t Always The, Um, Best Choice

Even though it can be attractive to show off the form of your big calf muscles, sometimes skinny jeans aren’t the best choice for a full day’s wear. Unless, of course, you enjoy having to peel them off your legs. Boot cuts, flares, or straight jeans are usually the more comfortable choices. But if you’re like me, you still rock those skinnies anyway.

4. Wearing Mid-Length Skirts Is Also A Struggle

It’s a good thing maxi skirts are all the rage, because the cutesy tea length doesn’t quite cut it for you. Though it’s a so-called “rule” to not wear skirts that bring the eye directly to your calves if you have a thicker lower leg, you know you are perfectly entitled to break that rule. However, mini and maxi skirts can be a bit more of a fun option for ya.

5. The Pressure To Try To “Slim” Them Is Real

Sure, it’s totally OK if you really want to work on getting them slimmer, but the fact remains that, genetically, what you’ve got, you’ve got. And there’s just no need to have to make them slimmer when you are perfect as you are.

6. But You Sure Do Look Great In Heels

Despite the “issues” you might face with your big calves, one thing is for sure: Your legs look stunning in a pair of heels. When you’re wearing your platforms, it’s inevitable that your calve muscles will contract, thus showing the world the charm of your lower leg. Work it, girl.

7. Even If Your Legs Are Being Compared To A Vegetable

Perhaps this isn’t totally common knowledge, but apparently, the shape of our calf muscles are compared to vegetables, according to research that aimed to end the struggle of finding the perfect boot. Katie Holmes’ calves are called parsnips. Beyoncé’s are marrows. Kim Kardashian’s are eggplants. Obviously, we need to stop assigning fruit and vegetable shapes to women. But if nothing else, I’m pretty fond of my veggies, so I’ll take this one as a compliment.

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The legs have it! When it comes to celebrity bodies, few parts seem to grab more attention than a pair of toned, tan, long, lean, muscular legs. And while many stars have great stems all the way from the butt to the thighs to the quads to the calves, there are some that truly stand above the rest — we’re looking at you, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Ciara!

Of course, these ladies — and the many more who made our list — have great genes (and personal trainers) to help them along. But fate, family and finance can only get you so far in the leg department. The women here work hard to get the gams they want and their dedication clearly pays off.

Beyoncé, for one, is famously disciplined. In Homecoming, the documentary that followed the singer’s road to Coachella 2018 10 months after giving birth to twins, she outlined the diet she followed to get ready. “In order for me to meet my goals, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol,” she said. “I’m hungry.” All that while working out too!

Ciara has been flashing serious definition for some time now. And while she’s living in Seattle and working out with a new trainer, her former L.A.-based pro Gunnar Peterson told Us in April 2019 that the “Thinkin Bout You” singer practiced “regular, steady strength workouts: a lot of circuits.” She also did lunges holding free weights at different angles to work various muscles. Explained Peterson, “If you’re standing in the center of a clock face and think about lunging to 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and with your left leg, obviously, going 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. Loaded up, right? She’d go heavy with weights.”

Of course, every star has their own technique or diet and fitness regimen to keep their legs in tip-top shape. Scroll through to see how these beauties get a leg up on their lower halves.

Skinny with large legs? Look into it

great listOne of the most famous pictures of lipedema, on an anorexic woman; unlike normal fat, the disease does not respond to caloric restrictions

The emotional component

Until now, I’ve pretty much only talked about the medical aspects of the disease, but I can’t leave out another main aspect of the disease, which is emotional. Most women who suffer of lipedema spend their whole lives wondering what they’ve done wrong, and what they could’ve done to fix their thick legs. We keep thinking that maybe we eat too much, we’re too lazy, and we hear that too from misinformed doctors. With that, comes anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia (you see your body worse than it is).

Even after the diagnosis, there is also another issue, which is the fact that the disease is not very well known — if you don’t Google it, it sounds like something made up. Because of that, no one really understands the effect that the disease has on you, or the pain you feel.

A friend suggested that I look for a nutritionist — which implies that she thinks I don’t eat right — , even after I said that the disease doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Actually, after all these years, I’ve read so much about health and nutrition, that when I go to the doctor, I don’t hear anything new.

To make matters worse, most doctors are unaware of lipedema, and therefore, no insurance plan covers liposuction, even though it’s the only way for the patient to lead a normal life, with no or less pain. Most people in advanced stages of the disease end up retiring because of disability. Can you imagine trying to walk with all that fat around? I’m only between stages 1 and 2 and I can’t walk fast and I feel a heavy weight on my legs when going upstairs.

I hope that, by sharing with other people what I’ve learned after my diagnosis, I can help others who have lipedema. If you’re reading this and you have it, or you think you might have it, know that you’re not alone, and that it’s not your fault. If you know someone that might have it, share this. They’ll thank you.

I also created a petition on Change.org that I plan on sending to insurance companies. If you empathize with the cause, please sign!

Hot Fashion Tips For Broad Shoulder Women

“I love following your posts everyday. Your fashion updates save me from staying under the rocks and your fashion tips help me understand which style to adopt and what to avoid,” was sent by one of our esteemed readers Sonia writes. She further adds, “Even though I keenly follow your trending items, I always feel disappointed when I realize that my body type doesn’t complement the inspired outfit. Could you please come up with some useful fashion tips for broad shoulders?”

This is the reason I decided to come up with an elaborate content piece to help my darlings having broad shoulders. Do have a read!

Do you have broad shoulders?

Actually in broad shoulders, women appear to have a classic body feature with an inverted triangle body-shape. This doesn’t mean women with other body shapes including apple, rectangle, hourglass and pear shaped are relieved from this feature.

I have seen how most of the women feel self-conscious about the their wide shoulders, which creates a disproportionate to their hips.

The trick is to flatter and flaunt your best assets, which will automatically shift the attention from the flaw areas. For instance, if you’ve strong and tall legs then you can carry something that flaunts your beautiful limbs and if you have a slim waist then you can go for outfits that highlight your curves.

  1. Dressing Tips for Broad Shoulders
  2. Celebrities With Broad Shoulders
  1. Hairstyles for Broad Sholder Women
  2. Do’s And Don’t S For Broad Sholder Women

Dresses For Women With Broad Shoulders:

Keep It Short And Sweet:

This is the first on how to dress broad shoulders. If you have slim thighs and great legs then irrespective of your height, short dresses can look extremely cute and adorable on your body. While picking knee-length or sort dresses, focus on the cut that flaunts your curves making your waist look tiny and cute. The dress should have flares flowing downwards.

No matter whether it’s regular or party wear, do not overlook the sleeve and neck design as the trick actually lies here. Do not go for boat neck designs, floret arm designs and no shoulder pads please. Instead, let the silhouette do the talking. You can also pick dresses with asymmetrical skirt.

Broad shoulder dress styles also include laser cut dresses, floral mesh dresses and dry lake dresses. These are some of the fabulous items from short dress collection to go for. Try on and feel the difference!

Wrap It Up:

The next on how to dress broad shoulders is by wrapping it. Wrap style outfits are an absolute God sent anchor for your wardrobe rescue. Whether it’s a top or dress, the wrap style is an excellent concealer dress for broad shoulders. This style is versatile enough to complement any body shape. The best part is that it can slim down broad shoulders, whilst defining your waistline. The V-neck design is the smartest way of splitting the expanse of your shoulders, thereby making them look narrower.

Another great advantage of this outfit is that since this dress comes along with a tie around the waist, it will automatically drag down the attention at your tiny waist.

Peek-A-Boo:

If you have great bust to flaunt then dresses and tops with plunging neckline can be your ideal options. It’s not at all sin to have some peek-a-boo, as cleavage showing can never go wrong especially when you want to shift the focus. This trick works well with women having not-so-great legs to flaunt for.

The summer cool maxi dresses are best for this trick. Even wrap dresses and cocktail dresses are other smart options. These work perfectly well as dresses for broad shoulders.

Score Upon Fit And Flares:

Since it isn’t possible to get how to get rid of broad shoulders, we might as well dress them up so they look sexy, right?

Since we are trying to work on the ‘broad shoulder’ thing, we should always focus on defining the curves by highlighting the waist, slimming down hips and cutting down neck designs that highlight the broadness.

If your shoulders are wider than your hips, you should try to maintain a balance between the two. in this case, the fit and flare will come to your rescue. Since it’s winter, you can easily score upon camel coats paired with fit & flare dresses like one by Ted Baker.

Since such dresses have flares at the bottom, you can easily hide your big thighs. On the other hand, the flare will create an illusion of wider bottoms thereby maintaining perfect balance.

Go Backless:

Dresses, salwar kameeez and blouses with deep back designs and even backless are extremely feminine fashion attributes that can instantly add some glamor quotient to your personality. The sculpted back designs can vary depending upon the occasion and place. When you are opting for plunging back designs then avoid wearing short dresses instead go for knee length or ever longer silhouettes to maintain the elegance.

Flatter Your Lean Legs:

Here you can completely focus on the bottom half. In order to divert attention from broad shoulders, focus on trousers and shoes, which can highlight your toned legs. Go for trousers and skirts, which have draped fabric, pockets, ruffles and embroidery around the hips and thighs. However, be warned and do not over do the detailing.

Broad Straps Actually Work:

You may find this strange but wide straps actually work for broad shoulders. Rather than going for fine straps for your A-line dresses or fit & flare outfits, go for wide straps and see the difference yourself. Avoid going strapless as it will only enhance your shoulders, making your body look out of proportion.

Here Are A Few Do’s And Don’t s For You:

Dos :

  • Go for V-neck and scoop-neck, which show some skin, splitting up the expanse of your shoulder area
  • Wear wide-leg pants, as they will balance your broadness at the top
  • Go for full skirts, which will give you the appearance of a proportioned look
  • Go for raglan sleeves, as they’ll help soften any sharp edges in your silhouette
  • Do look for jackets and blazers that are a little longer and hit at the hip instead of the waist

Don’ts:

  • Don’t wear shoulder pads
  • Don’t go for fitted blazers and jackets as they will clearly define your shoulders
  • Don’t button up the waist of your jackets as it will easily give you the inverted triangle shape which you’re trying to avoid
  • Don’t wear spaghetti straps, instead go for a tank top with wider straps

A strict ‘No’ To:

  • Strapless tops
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Halter necks
  • Shoulder pads
  • Off the shoulder
  • Square necklines
  • Horizontal lines
  • Sleeves
  • Skinny Jeans
  • Tight tops
  • Small waist
  • Bolero jackets

Hollywood Celebrities With Broad Shoulders:

The best way to deal with broad shoulders is to soften the shoulder line and bring a balance into the well-defined figure points.

It might be discouraging and might look like an absolute challenge to pull off broad shoulders, but here we have brought together a list of celebrities with broad shoulders who carried it off with absolute grace.

1. Halle Berry:

The well-toned lady skillfully carries herself despite the broad shoulders. Though she keeps her hair minimum bringing the shoulders to limelight, she equally balances it with the picture-perfect curves.

2. Julia Roberts:

It is comforting to know that the most beautiful lady of Hollywood struggled with broad shoulders too. Julia Roberts had a knack to carry any flaw as treasure easily and beautifully. She let her lovely curly hair to balance the broad shoulder equation.

3. Renee Zellweger:

The firmer and broad upper frame usually gives a Tom boyish look and takes away the feminine feature of the woman. But Renee Zellweger was extremely good at carrying it as an asset and we totally admire it.

4. Kate Hudson:

Sharing our worries and nightmares of broad shoulders was one of the top Hollywood celebrity, Kate Hudson. She always ensures she dressed right to soften the shoulder lines.

5. Jennifer Garner:

Flaunting an athlete and swimmer body was Jennifer Garner at every public appearance. The diva didn’t shy away from the shutterbugs but opted for killer styles that balanced her figure perfectly.

Jessica Biel, Angelina Jolie, Kim Catrall etc., are few more celebs who fall right into the broad shoulder genre and inspire us to carry ourselves with panache.

Bollywood Celebrities with Broad Shoulders:

1. Aishwarya Rai:

Have you ever noticed that Aishwarya Rai has really broad shoulders? No! That’s the art of clothes and styling the diva has opted for to divert the attention away from her chiseled shoulder line.

2. Bipasha Basu:

The fitness guru, Bipasha Basu never was hesitant in flaunting her well sculpted upper frame. The diva walked the ramps, made grand appearances and left us speechless with her attitude and style.

3. Sushmita Sen:

With amazing height came broad frame for the gorgeous lady, Sushmita Sen and yet she was Miss Universe 1994. Isn’t that an inspiration already?

4. Neha Dhupia:

Neha Dhupia brought forth an amazing fashion trend to trick the broad shoulder. Any guesses? Yes, it is the anti-fit style. Letting the fabric fall loosely over the entire figure, she balanced her strong, broad mien with great ease.

5. Sonam Kapoor:

The fashionista of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor has an art of creating a spectacular image and disguising the flaws at all her public appearances. Here is how she deals with her broad frame.

Hairstyles For Broad Shoulder Women:

Play smart with your hair to kill the broad shoulders. The trick of balancing the broad frame is to rule out straight hair dos that will grab too much attention near the shoulder line.

Here are a few hairstyle suggestions to even out the tom boyish look with a feminine touch

1. Natural Volumized Curls:

The curls can always confuse the onlookers and fill up the broad shoulder space easily. It would be the perfect choice for any party night to make you feel comfortable and chic.

2. Layered Waves:

If you have shoulder-length hair, give the tresses a wavy look and add some volume to it. This will divert the attention to the hairstyle and face and make it easier on you to carry the chiseled shoulder line.

3. Curly Bobs:

The bob cut hairstyle can take a toll on the broad frames. Hence give them an outward swirl and flaunt those fancy shoulders with absolute attitude and grace.

4. Messy Or Braided Buns:

One day or the other, you will need to tie up those tresses and it is good to prepare oneself to such scenarios. Opt for a braided bun or messy one to keep your look interesting and captivating.

5. One Side Plait:

This hairstyle would go great with a one shouldered dress, don’t you agree? Braid and plait the tresses loosely to one side and look at the way it converts your masculine look into a more gentle feminine style.

Hope this post gave you some useful tips to slim down your broad shoulders! Do share your views and suggestions if any!

Images Source: Pinterest and Official instagram profiles of the celebs/designers mentioned with in the article.

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There are three basic types of shoulders: narrow, average and broad. Many high-fashion models have broad shoulders. Determining which type of shoulders you have is just a matter of examining your overall proportions. Figuring out your shoulder structure can help you when it comes to choosing clothes, since certain styles of clothing look more flattering on specific types of shoulders.

Look in a mirror and notice how the t-shirt fits on your frame. A general rule of thumb is that a shirt’s shoulder hemline should fall on the tips of your shoulders. If you have a t-shirt that follows this guideline, see how it fits you around your midsection. If it’s relatively taught, then it’s safe to say that your shoulders are not broad. If you’re swimming in the rest of your shirt, you probably have a broad shoulder structure. On a similar note, if your shirt fits snugly around your waist but is extremely tight at your shoulders, you may have broad shoulders.

Look at yourself in a mirror, in the privacy of your bedroom or bathroom. Examine your unclothed torso with your arms resting at your sides. If your body forms a “V,” or inverted triangle, shape from your shoulders to your waist, this is a good indicator that you have broad shoulders.

Examine the structure of your shoulders. Broad shoulders often appear flat, or perpendicular to the neck. Also look to see whether your shoulders have prominent bones protruding from them, adding to their overall definition. This may contribute to the look of broad shoulders.

It’s 2018—so at this point, you’ve definitely seen a pic of Kim Kardashian in the buff. But despite her literal “break the internet” fame, she’s not the only celeb who’s baring it all.

Others, from Emily Ratajkowski to Ashley Graham and Celine Dion, have starred in their own stunning nude photo shoots. Some of these women posed nude to make a statement about society’s definition of beauty. Others did it for fun because nudity = no big effing deal, you know?

Here’s why these 14 celebs chose to bare it all:

1. Halle Berry

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Being comfortable with her sexuality took time, Halle told Vogue in her 2010 cover interview. “I’ve been slowly getting there. If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week.”

2. Miley Cyrus

For Miley, nudity is part of her self-expression—and no one is going to shame her out of it. “I don’t really stress too much about being out there. There’s nothing left to catch me doing,” she told Marie Claire in 2015. “You want to hack my e-mail so you can find my nude pictures? I’ll just fucking put them up.”

And: “Because I got my tits out before doesn’t make me less of a role model,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2017. “I think I show people that they can be themselves.”

3. Sia

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Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!

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The singer Sia took a serious invasion of her privacy and gave it the middle finger. “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!’ she captioned her amazing photo. By sharing the picture of her backside with the world, she ensured that creeps couldn’t make money off of it.

4. Kim Kardashian West

For some celebs, a nude photo is just about feeling confident. ” I don’t do things to be like, “This is powerful. I’m going to show you guys that this is my ‘message,'” Kim told Harper’s Bazaar in 2016. “I’m not that type of person. I’m empowered by it, but I’m not doing it specifically to show power.”

5. Celine Dion

Celine Dion casually used a Vogue Instagram takeover to show that age ain’t a damn thing. Her fans responded in kind, holding her up as an example that age can never dictate beauty.

6. Ariana Grande

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The “God Is A Woman” singer has been outspoken about the double standards men and women face in the media. “If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off, and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration,” she told Billboard in 2016. “I will say it until I’m an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Foods. I’ll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow.”

7. Ashley Graham

“Being told, ‘You’re fat,’ ‘You’re ugly’ or ‘You’re just not good enough,’ and trying to live in these model standards, that was my normal,” Ashley Graham told Tracee Ellis Ross in an interview for V Magazine. “I think I hit bottom around 18. I was disgusted with myself and told my mom I was coming home. And she told me, ‘No, you’re not, because you told me that this was what you wanted and I know you’re supposed to do this. It doesn’t matter what you think about your body, because your body is supposed to change somebody’s life.'”

8. Emily Rajatakowski

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“Certain women, no matter what, they get put into certain boxes more than men,” Emily told Love Magazine last year. “That was my box to deal with. It says so much about how much we don’t like women in culture that if they show their bodies, they’re vulgar, basically. It’s either completely sexualized or its vulgar and gross. It’s so bizarre.”

9. Ciara

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Ciara has shared her fair share of stunning budoir photos, including ones while rocking a baby bump. “Empowerment is about freedom of expression and it’s always amazing to see women being confident in their own skin,” she told Love Magazine in December.

10. Lena Dunham

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really did wake up like this #sinead #cranberries #kathyacker #my6thgradehistoryteacherlaurie

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Nudity was a regular part of her HBO show Girls, and Lena didn’t care if it made people uncomfortable. When asked during a press panel in 2014 why her character was naked so much on the show, Lena said nudity is “a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive. But I totally get it. If you’re not into me, that’s your problem and you’re going to have to work that out with professionals.”

11. Kourtney Kardashian

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“To me, nudity is not something to be ashamed of,” Kourtney told DuJour magazine when she stripped down in a pregnancy photoshoot for the mag. “I’m not embarrassed of my body. I’m at my best when I’m pregnant. It’s such an amazing feeling, the transformation that your body goes through. There’s something about that that’s so empowering and beautiful and I just really embrace it.”

12. Chelsea Handler

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The comedian explained her nude ambitions to Harper’s Bazaar: “I think nudity is funny, as long as you are doing something silly. I always try to make my pictures silly and funny. I am not lying on a bed trying to lure someone inside of me.”

13. Amber Rose

Imma post this one more time for the haters 😍🌳🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/9U2nE8z4Yh

— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) June 11, 2017

Sometimes, nudity can be for a good cause. “Imma post this one more time for the haters,” Amber captioned her nude photo, which was taken to promote the Amber Rose SlutWalk (a festival focused on raising awareness about sexual injustice and gender inequality).

14. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara said she first balked at the idea of posing nude for the cover of Women’s Health. But then she had a change of thought. “Here’s a woman, 45, being able to show her body. It’s not like before, when it was just young girls,” she said.

Jessica Migala Jessica Migala is a health writer specializing in general wellness, fitness, nutrition, and skincare, with work published in Women’s Health, Glamour, Health, Men’s Health, and more.

Naked celebrity pictures leaked before Jennifer Lawrence – From Rihanna to Miley Cyrus 12 stars exposed online

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Jennifer Lawrence was left fuming this morning as supposedly private pictures of her and dozens of other celebrities were leaked online.

A hacker posted pictures of Jen and 100 other celebrities on anonymous message board 4Chan infuriating the stars and their management.

Within hours Twitter was awash with hundreds of thousands of tweets about the photographs which are also alleged to include Brits Michelle Keegan, Cara Delevingne, Cat Deeley and Kelly Brook.

But it’s not the first incidence showbiz stars have seen their supposed private pictures leak into the public domain – see our list below.

Paris Hilton

Paris’ career took off after the tape

One Night In Paris, the best named sex tape of all time, which goes down in (browser) history.

In 2004, Paris’s ex Rick Salomon released a sex tape of the two of them doing… well read the title.

Paris denied any benefit from the tape though, telling British GQ that: “I never received a dime from the video. It’s just dirty money and (Salomon) should give it all to some charity for the sexually abused or something. To be honest, I don’t even think about it any more.”

Google hits: ‘Paris Hilton naked pictures’ 11.5 million and ‘Paris Hilton sex video’ 17.8 million

Verdict: It did no harm to her career

Ke$ha

Ke$ha denies the topless picture was her (Image: WENN)

In 2010 a topless picture of a woman looking very similar to Tik Tok singer Ke$ha were leaked online.

The lady was lying back on a bed cupping her breasts in a photograph that appears to have been taken after a raunchy sex session.

Although Ke$ha and her representatives denied the pictures are real, it didn’t stop fans searching for them and reposting the pictures online.

Google hits: ‘Kesha naked pictures’ 4.7 million

Verdict: Most disturbing of the lot

Miley Cyrus

We’ve got no doubt you’ve seen more of Miley’s flesh than you’d ever imagined but nude pictures of her were supposedly leaked earlier this year.

The photographs, from her promotional Bangerz shoot, were leaked ahead of schedule showing the star completely naked but covering up her modesty.

Miley also put the flames out on rumours of a leaked sex tape, reportedly once saying: “It’s impossible cuz I’ve never filmed myself f***ing.”

Google hits: ‘Miley Cyrus naked pictures’ 13.1 million

Verdict:Miley loves to flash the flesh

Prince Harry

Harry admits he let his family down

Prince Harry has admitted he “let himself and his family down” after being pictured frolicking naked in Las Vegas last year.

The Royal, who openly had his crown jewels on display, spoke of his remorse over his wild partying, and revealed he struggles to balance his position as third-in-line to the throne while trying to have a “normal” army and social life.

Harry said: “At the end of the day I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down…

“But it was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army, and not enough prince. It’s a simple case of that.”

Google hits: ‘Prince Harry naked pictures’ 11.8 million

Verdict:Harry should know better

Christina Aguilera

There was something extra awful about the leaked photos of Christina in December 2010.

They just seem really personal. And really naked. A rep for Christina said afterwards: “The photos of Christina Aguilera being leaked to the press were illegally obtained by a hacker who tapped into Christina’s personal stylist’s account.

“We find the actions of the hackers and the press who purchased and/or obtained these photos to be irresponsible and actionable. We are attempting to determine the identity of the hackers and will pursue them aggressively. Their conduct is reprehensible.”

Google hits: ‘Christina Aguilera naked pictures’ 1.4 million

Verdict:Christopher Chaney pleaded guilty to hacking and was sentenced to 10 years in jail

Chris Brown

Chris Brown supposedly sent the picture himself (Image: Getty)

In 2011 Chris Brown supposedly texted one of his exes a naked picture taken in his bathroom.

And with a characteristic lack of remorse, his only real comment after the photograph was leaked was, “I was sending it to a girl. Definitely a girl”

Because that makes it all OK.

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Google hits: ‘Chris Brown naked pictures’ 8.5 million

Verdict: Coincidentally, the picture was revealed the same month as his new album

Kanye West

Kanye has no regrets

In 2010 pictures emerged online reportedly showing Kanye West sitting on a chair, shirtless wearing sunglasses and boxers with part of his manhood exposed.

According to RadarOnline, the pictures were taken by himself and were “sent to a number of women.”

He reportedly said: “Have you heard the first line of Runaway? I only rap reality! You can’t imagine how disappointed I was that I got cut off.”

For the record – the lyrics are:

She find pictures in my email
I sent this girl a picture of my d***.
I don’t know what it is with females
But I’m not too good with that s***.

Google hits: ‘Kanye West naked pictures’ 6.4 million

Verdict:He loves the attention

Jessica Alba

In 2010 another supposed hacker appeared to have obtained intimate snaps of Jessica Alba before posting them online.

She was said to have been pregnant at the time with daughter Honor Marie.

The star, who is notoriously modest, appeared to be seen flashing her nipple for a private picture.

She once said: “I’m kind of a prude. I never slept my way through Hollywood, so I never felt like I compromised. Apparently people do it, I didn’t. I felt like I never compromised myself because I’m a prude.”

Google hits: ‘Jessica Alba naked pictures’ 13.4 million

Verdict:Painful because she’s refreshingly modest

Mila Kunis

In 2011 now pregnant Friends with Benefits star Mila Kunis had her phone hacked, reportedly revealing not only an intimate snap of her in a bathtub – but also saucy pictures of Justin Timberlake.

It was also reported that another picture showed JT with pink underwear on his head – but Mila was not in any of these pictures.

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TMZ claims texts between the pair were revealed after the hacking.

Google hits: ‘Mila Kunis naked pictures’ 3.1 million and ‘Justin Timberlake naked pictures’ 1.3 million

Verdict:Christopher Chaney pleaded guilty to hacking and was sentenced to 10 years in jail

Rihanna

Following her split with Chris Brown in 2009, naked photos of her emerged on the internet, with rumours that he had leaked them.

In these days Rihanna was a lot less shocking and in December 2009 actually said that it was: “The worst thing that could possibly ever happen to” her.

She added: “I just felt like my whole privacy was taken before that and then, when that came out, I thought, ‘Oh great, so now there’s nothing they don’t know about me and my private life.’ It was humiliating and it was embarrassing.”
Google hits: ‘Rihanna naked pictures’ 12.4 million

Verdict: Rihanna bounced back in the biggest way possible

Scarlett Johansson

In 2011 her phone was allegedly hacked to reveal pictures of Scarlett Johansson’s bottom.

The photos were apparently meant for her then husband Ryan Reynolds, but didn’t quite stay so private.

Google hits: ‘Scarlett Johansson naked pictures’ 1.9 million

Verdict: Christopher Chaney pleaded guilty to hacking and was sentenced to 10 years in jail

Vanessa Hudgens

The former star of High School Musical reportedly sued the owner of a website back in 2009 for posting nude pictures.

In 2011 more snaps emerged of the star posing without any clothes on.

Her lawyer, Christopher Wong, reportedly told TMZ: “Vanessa is deeply upset and angered that these old photos, which were taken years ago, continue to resurface. It is particularly disturbing that whoever got a hold of these private photos seems to be intent on illegally leaking them out over a long period of time.”
Wong goes on: “We are actively working with law enforcement to determine who is responsible and to hold them accountable for their actions.”

Google hits: ‘Vanessa Hudgens naked pictures’ 6.6 million

Verdict: Aimed to ruin her reputation

Kim Kardashian

In 2007 a 39 minute video of Kim and her then-boyfriend Ray J getting up to all kinds of naughtiness catapulted the relatively unknown reality star into megastardom when it was leaked onto the internet.

It also directly earned her about £3million after she struck a deal with the rights holders.

Now she’s hitched with another nude leaker Kanye West but as the pair are all grown up with a child, they are unlikely to be releasing more sex tapes or nude selfies any time soon.
Google hits: ‘Kim Kardashian naked pictures’ 11 million’Kim Kardashian sex video’ 24.6 million

Verdict: Most profitable sex tape ever?

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They say that thick thighs save lives! And let’s be honest what would our world be without women whose bodies curve like waves? Society’s definition of thick varies on a case by case basis and, currently, it’s “in” to be thick. It’s “in” to have a little junk in the trunk and #nothighgap. However, being truly thick does not only involve your butt and thighs, it doesn’t require butt shots or a brazilian butt lift. Being thick involves a little jiggle in the tummy, having a little fat all over the body. Mostly, it involves confidence and an “I don’t give AF” attitude. Celebrities have a lot of pull in the world. They can influence more people than the leader of the free world. So why are more people not on the love yourself, love your body bandwagon? Well, beggars can’t be choosers. Maybe we don’t have all the celebs on the thick chick train but we have enough to make an impact. Who is your favorite thick celeb?

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15 Amber Rose

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Amber Rose is known for owning her body and never being ashamed to take her clothes off. While her actions upset a lot of people Amber isn’t here for their negativity. She has always embraced her curves and never once has allowed the fact that she isn’t the “perfect size” keep her from doing whatever makes her happy. The former stripper stepped onto the scene as Kanye West’s trophy girlfriend but she has quickly become so much more. Along with best friend and Rob Kardashian’s baby mama Blac Chyna, Amber regularly embraces her curves by participating in her annual SlutWalk. She also participates in some of the riskiest photo shoots that most wouldn’t ever attempt. She is so Thick one could even say she is giving the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian a run for their money.

14 Lena Dunham

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As annoying as Lena Dunham is we have to admit that her commitment to keeping her body the way she sees fit is incredible. People new to Hollywood usually feel immense pressure to slim down, get a little nip and tuck just to feel “normal”. Dunham isn’t having any of it and she continues to rub her “I don’t give a crap” attitude in people’s face. She loves wearing crop tops and being mostly naked on her HBO show Girls. So, although Dunham can come off insufferable most of the time it’s good to know she has her head on her shoulders. She doesn’t care that people are so over her getting naked to prove she isn’t ashamed of her body. Even though it is a bit much it’s still refreshing to see someone who has a body type that isn’t a sample size 0.

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13 Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling is a talented writer who has worked on a number of popular shows. Unfortunately, for her, all people want to talk about are her curves. The actress is of Indian descent and as if she didn’t have enough to overcome in Hollywood she now has to defend her body type? What kind of crap is that? Thankfully, Kaling has made no attempts to please the masses she is happy and confident in her body even though she admits she would love to adhere to beauty standards she has just not been successful. That’s the jokester in her. Kaling says she just wants to be a positive role model to women out there if that involves being described as chubby then so be it.

12 Amy Schumer

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Comedian Amy Schumer is in the right business. Being a comedian forces you to have guts and it forces you to take a punch and keep on going. Plus, it kind of helps to keep you on your feet. Meaning, you are normally ready with a witty comeback when a pap comes at you sideways about your weight. Schumer isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Hell, she isn’t afraid to make waves and she’s done it time and time again. Like a typical comedian, she makes fun of herself before anyone else can point out her flaws she knows that she has a bit of meat on her bones. The best part about her honesty is she turns the critics jokes back around on them. How’s that for a slap in the face?

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11 Raven Symone

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Raven Symone is controversial as hell. Whatever happened to the sweet little girl who made us all laugh with her big girl attitude? What happened to our favorite psychic who would mess up everybody else’s lives thinking she was doing something great. Okay, so we all know that Raven can act but apparently, that doesn’t matter because she isn’t the same weight she was when she was The Cosby Show. She gained too much weight for anyone to care about anything else apparently. However, Raven has voiced her ability to give no f***’s several times with her place on The View and, of course, social media has helped her out a bit. She has also made no attempts to change her appearance to please the masses we have to say, she is off to a great start.

10 Kat Dennings

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Kat Dennings is gorgeous. Besides her inspirational looks, she has a pretty great career in Hollywood, oh and she always has a man by her side. Not that she needs one. She does whatever the hell she wants. If she wants three men she damn well will have all three. Point is, she gets to decide because she is kween. The best way to let the world know that you don’t give AF about your weight is to flaunt it and not comment on it. which is exactly what Dennings’ does she wears the most beautiful dresses on the red carpets and they are so form-fitting. No one can pull a dress off like a thick chick. Dennings is confident and refuses to be put down by anyone who is scared of her curves so, bye haters.

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9 Ashley Graham

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Although breakout model Ashley Graham has toned up a bit she is still big, beautiful and healthy. We dare you to try and tell her differently. Graham has made a lot of strides in the industry and is one of the few “plus size models” that has crossed over into mainstream modeling. She can walk the runway as a full-figured woman in high-end designer clothing any day. The model is very vocal about her size she isn’t afraid to flaunt her tummy, show off stretch marks and strut around in beautiful lingerie. She has even made other full-figured women feel amazing through her lingerie line and swimwear line with retailers like Nordstroms and Addition Elle. She sure knows how to make people be happy in the skin their in. We should all take a page out of Graham’s book.

8 Sara Ramirez

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Sara Ramirez is thick there is no doubt about it. she brings some much-needed beauty to Grey’s Anatomy and she is a vision to look at. She has always been a vocal advocate for refusing to be ashamed of what could only be her body. She admits she had to “get over herself” being a size 12 in a size 0 town. She is happy with her curves and believes that there is way more to deal with in the world besides someone’s clothing size. Ramirez grew up wanting to look like everyone else but herself she told Glamour magazine. She always felt like she needed to lose 20 pounds here and there but now, not only is she comfortable in her body she is also comfortable with her sexuality.

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7 Kate Upton

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Kate Upton made a splash when she popped up on the scene in all her curvy glory. She covered Sports Illustrated and made everyone stop and stare at the “big girl” on the cover. Upton has since then been placed in several categories by bloggers and trolls that range from chubby to straight up fat and some have even called her ugly. Upton clearly is not phased she acknowledged that she has always had this figure and she doesn’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. This makes us love her more she is so confident and she wears a bikini like no one’s business. Being thick hasn’t hindered Upton owning life , feeling sexy or booking work so what facts do the haters have to go on now? Sheer jealousy.

6 Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson admits that she have never been a slim-waisted woman and she isn’t interested in being one either. Having a slim waist does not necessarily mean you are healthy. Besides she is too interested in having a lasting career and taking care of her babies. Clarkson knows that there are more important things in life besides losing unnecessary weight and making sure that Hollywood is impressed with your figure. She is determined to live life to the fullest and regularly shuts down critics that try to bring up her weight. “I could die tomorrow, do I wanna die on a diet? Am I gonna meet God on a empty stomach?”. She isn’t interested in being hungry in the afterlife that’s for sure, nothing worse than hunger pains.

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5 Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper, it is the reason why she is rich and famous. Although some people may argue that the real reason why she is so popular is because of how thick her body is. Rumours have swirled that Nicki’s butt is fake cakes but she doesn’t seem phased by the accusations. Minaj isn’t one to let someone throw shade and get away with it. She regularly depicts her body with her lyrics and even takes it a step further by reminding everyone of all the guys that have tried to smash (Drake, Wayne, even Safaree wants her back). She has nothing to hide when it comes to her body hence her attire that barely covers her up. Nicki isn’t one to mess with she is a triple threat; boobs, booty and banging.

4 Gabourey Sidibe

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Actress Gabourey Sidibe stepped onto the scene and made a splash playing an obese teenage mother who suffered through sexual abuse. While most people were able to overlook her size, there was still the petty haters who felt the need to comment on her body instead of her performance. However, the actress persevered and continued to be cast in roles that made people turn heads (anyone an Empire fan here?). Sidibe recently decided that her weight was affecting her in a negative way and decided to take matters into her own hands. She opted for a weight loss surgery and has continued to slay the game as she drops pounds. What makes her decision so awesome is that she wasn’t pressured by Hollywood, she decided based on her own personal evaluation.

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3 Christina Hendricks

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New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn once said about the Mad Men star, “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress.” How rude is that? Christina Hendricks looks amazing in basically everything that she puts on. The actress admits that like every woman she would love to lose a few pounds here and there but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not important. She is so unfazed by the haters they aren’t even on her radar. Who can blame her? No one wants to sit around and read negative stuff about themselves all day. At the end of the day Hendricks is married, isn’t afraid to draw attention to herself (hence her career) and never shies away from a camera, you mad?

2 Tess Holliday

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Tess Holliday is one of the biggest plus size models in the mainstream media. She uses her social media pages to spread love and never hate. Her awareness of her body is real and she doesn’t give a damn what you think of it. She regularly uses her public platform to shoot down trolls and talk about how proud she is to be in the body that the good Lord gave her. It must irk people how much their criticisms roll off her beloved back rolls. They know they can’t get to her. In fact, if you’re lucky enough and of course online at the right time you may even be able to witness a live read as she puts haters in their place. She even started her own body positivity movement #effyourbeautystandards.

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1 Rihanna

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Rihanna has recently gained a little bit of goodness and we are officially welcoming her into the thick committee. RiRi looks pretty amazing, she looked great before but now she looks even better. The singer has received backlash for what is probably a mere 10-pound weight gain but hey, if the critics don’t want her we will have her. The singer has had to shut up a lot of people who are accusing her of being pregnant, sick and whatever else they want to use to justify her body. She has simply said she isn’t worried about her weight and she is happy at any size. If the critics and trolls know what’s good for them they better leave the pop princess alone. They don’t call her “bad girl RiRi” for no reason she is known to clap back at a moments notice. Insult at your own risk.

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Vertical Body Shape

OPINION June 30, 2017 by John Quinn – Product Owner – mPort

If you want to look comfortable and stylish you’ve got to know how to dress for your body shape. Your vertical body shape isn’t determined by height or weight, but instead by upper and lower body length proportions.

Understanding your vertical body shape can help you visually balance and flatter your figure. You can consider lines, styles and shapes to create the desired effect. You can’t change your vertical body shape with diet or exercise but you can follow a few tips to feel comfortable and look stylish.

Vertical Body Shape Categories

Vertical body shape types fall into three categories (for both men and women):

  • Balanced give an impression of great proportions, however, it is not considered ideal because the legs can accidentally appear shorter than they are.
  • Short legs & long torso give people the impression that you are short even though you may be an average or tall height.
  • Long legs & short torso is considered ideal because long legs are more appreciated than a long waist and they can make a person look taller than they are. A person with long legs can trick the eye into believing that they’re tall even though they’re short to average height.

The simplest way to determine vertical body shape type is by comparing the length above and below the hip line.

Balanced Body

If your upper body length is about the same as your lower body length you have a balanced vertical body shape.

  • Your hip-line height is half your full height
  • Your waist is at your bent elbow
  • You tend to put on weight around your torso or hips and thighs
  • Females may be low busted
  • You probably have a round well formed bottom or you have a flat bottom
  • You have proportionally slim arms and legs

If you are less than 160cm (5’3″) with a small to medium frame size then you are also petite. As women grow older this body type can pose a problem as many women will gain weight around the waist, which may lead to a feeling of being short waisted.

Decide if you want to keep your vertical body shape looking balanced, or if you want to dress to elongate your legs or torso.

  • If you have a pear body shape you can appear less bottom-heavy by elongating your legs. Follow the style tips below for Short Legs / Long Body, or simply add a pair of heels!
  • If you’re top-heavy focus on elongating this area of your body. Follow the style tips below for Long Legs / Short Body.

Long Legs / Short Body

If your legs are longer than your upper body you have a long legged vertical body shape.

  • Your hipline height is higher than half your full height
  • You should also have a high waist — your waist will be higher than your bent elbow
  • You will have a proportionally short torso
  • Your bottom will typically be round and high
  • You tend to put on weight around your waist, above your waist or on the back of your hips
  • You may also be tall — although short people can also be long legged

Famous celebrities with long legs and short body: Danni Minogue, Cameron Diaz, Adriana Lima, Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie.

Your main style aims are to create visual balance by creating the illusion of a longer mid-torso and shorter legs.

Do wear…

  • Design details that draw the eye down, such as border prints on skirts and pants (unless you are short)
  • Medium-long to long accessories (unless you are short)
  • Skirts and pants in the lighter colors than tops
  • Medium-long to long tops (if you are short, no longer than knuckle length)
  • Un-tucked tops
  • Tops and dresses that flow through the waist
  • Skirts and pants with narrow waistbands or no waistband
  • Straight and flared skirts
  • Low-rise or hipster pants
  • Straight and flared pants

Don’t wear…

  • Focal points that draw the eye upwards
  • Pin stripes
  • Short tops
  • Empire line tops and dresses
  • Wide belts
  • Pants or skirts with a high waistband
  • Tapered pants and skirts

Short Legs / Long Body

If your legs are short compared to your upper body you have short legs and a long torso vertical body shape.

  • Your hip-line height is less than half your height
  • You may also have a low waist — your waist will be lower than your bent elbow
  • You will have a long torso — typically you will put on weight first on your thighs and hips
  • Your bottom will typically be low and heavy
  • You may also be short — although tall people can also be short legged

Famous celebrities with short legs and long torso: Rachel Bilson, Mischa Barton, Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicole Scherzinger, Olivia Wilde, Bar Rafaeli, Jessica Alba.

Your main style aims are to create the illusion of longer legs and a shorter torso.

  • Jewellery, scarves and garment designs that draw the observer’s eye up towards your shoulders and face
  • Short to medium-long tops
  • Print tops
  • Tucked-in tops (if young and slim)
  • Layered tops
  • Medium or light tops and dark pants or skirts
  • Medium to wide belts
  • Straight skirts
  • Straight leg pants
  • Pant, sock and shoe colors the same
  • Medium to high heels
  • Pant hems to the ground
  • Long tops (if you are short)
  • Pants or skirts with a dropped waistband
  • Tight or tapered skirts
  • Tight or tapered pants
  • Cropped pants

Please note: These are general recommendations only. Your portfolio is made taking all of your body’s characteristics and lengths into consideration and therefore, may differ slightly from the above.

Know your body shape with mPort

Get to know your body with an mPort 3D body map. It’s the easiest way to see your measurements and track your health. Find your nearest body mapping pod at mPort.com.

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