Sun 21 Feb, 2010 04:58 pm
For a personal project I'm trying to master the language of fashion magazines targeting young women. Right now I need specific help with euphemisms for wrinkles, fat, skin blemishes, etc., which I suspect abound but escape me right now. Surely there are tons of terms similar to the following:
So that last one isn't exactly a euphemism, but really any marketable term that feeds the cosmetics industry will suffice. I just need a huge list of the many things women are conditioned to believe must be covered up, hidden, remedied, and only those things that can be labeled with a concise phrase are useful.
is this for a love poem?
if so, I can't wait to hear it...
(i think i best quit here, while I still have female friends.)
heh, i was wondering how i could post as somebody else if i thought of more
Excellent, gentlemen. That's exactly what I'm talking about. I've heard those terms before but I'd forgotten them.
let's get dave to do it...
I just need a huge list of the many things women are conditioned to believe must be covered up, hidden, remedied, and only those things that can be labeled with a concise phrase are useful.
The face and body and hair. And legs and feet. And hands.
Ears that stick out.
Is there a single word for that?
double chin, jowls, bags,
What are muffin tops? Never heard that one.
girls who have too much belly for their belly shirt, they get that roll around the top of the jeans
edited because djjd beat me to it.
Other suggestions: big boned, chubby, ashy skin (as in dry and flakey), petite (as in under 5'4"), women's sizes (as in size 14 or over) as opposed to misses (size 12 and under).
Thanks to you both, GW & djjd. It's important to keep oneself abreast of this fashion jargon.