The ongoing debate rages as to whether this term is an oxymoron. For the most part it IS (but I have never been a fan of flab). One has to concede, however, that for a woman to be considered physically "beautiful", she MUST possess a pretty face. (So there is potential for a "big, beautiful woman" to trim down and become truly beautiful).
Admittedly, definitions of beauty can be somewhat subjective. Realistically speaking though, if a woman is too overweight to wear a two-piece bathing suit in public, then she does not approach an accurate description of beautiful. (Curves are nice, cellulite isn't).
Modern day beauty pageants like "Miss USA" and the "Miss Hawaiian Tropic International" are very illustrative of this point. The contestants possess varying physical attributes but, regardless of height, breast cup size, butt size, hair length, hair color and eye color, they have one thing in common: flat stomachs.
Usually known by the acronym BBW, a "big, beautiful woman" posts photographs of herself on social networking sites that are purposely shot so as to disguise her obesity. Classic examples usually include a combination of:
- close-up head or face shots
- extremely high or overhead camera angles
- low-key lighting and possibly actual image manipulation.
Flashing cleavage or employing