Similar to curvy. It is also used incorrectly. Women with a hourglass type figure, tone and firm but with some meat on their bones, are shapely. Fat girls with rolls are not. Thighs with cottage cheese are not found on shapely girls. Shapely is closer to thick than it is to heavy set.
Catherine Zeta Jones is shapely. Rosie O'Donnell is not.
by Barry who has a unique name September 24, 2007