Korea’s body lines!

*TO FIND A PARTICULAR LINE QUICKLY: This post may be quite long so to jump to a certain point simply press Ctrl+f and type in S LINE etc. Keep in mind some may not have LINE in the title and some may not necessarily be lines as such, however they are all to do with the body*

If you’re reading this post you’re probably already aware that Korea has many names for many types of body shapes whether they are considered attractive or not! But if you didn’t already know this then WELCOME and now you know! This post is simply for BODY shapes not face shapes, simply because the post may get too long so I will definitely make a post on face shapes as well. So in alphabetical order here they are!

The B LINE- This line refers to big boobs but also a big abdomen. The letter depicts a side image of someones body and obviously the first curve of the letter B is the boobs and the second curve is the stomach. Generally concerned with more overweight women.

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The BEER BOTTLE LINE – This line refers to the front view of either a man or a woman with narrow or dropped shoulder and overall chubbiness, similar to the shape of a beer bottle.

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CHOCOLATE ABS – This phrase refers to chiseled abs on a man, imagine a chocolate bar, the little squares supposedly look similar to chiseled abs! You’ll hear a lot about male Korean celebrities showing off their chocolate abs, it’s considered very attractive.

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The D LINE- Again viewed from the side, this letter depicts an abdomen that appears to be due to pregnancy.

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HONEY THIGHS – This phrase refers to very smooth skin over the female thigh. It’s compared to honey because, well, honey is smooth! Basically the opposite of cottage cheese/cellulite.

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The JAR LINE – This line refers to lack of any sort of waist and more of a square sort of figure. Imagine a jam jar!

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The M LINE – For this line it’s better to imagine a digital m shape rather than a capitalized M shape although one may be easier to imagine than the other, takes all kinds! This line supposedly depicts a 6 pack of abdominal muscles on men.

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The O LINE – Basically this line refers to general obesity! Could be depicting an overweight body shape from the front or back.

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The S LINE– The most desired ‘line’. This body line is all about an equal balance of boob and booty, picture a side view of someone. The curve around the boobs moves to curve around the bum creating an S shape. Hyosung from Secret is known for her curves and has been noted as an idol possessing an  s-line due to her hourglass figure.

hyunsong secret s line

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The U LINE – This line refers to the exposure of a woman’s back in low cut clothing. Think of a top where the back drapes downwards like this:

low cut top back

The exposure of the back forms a U shape. This line seems to be more about fashion than an actual body shape.

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The V LINE – This line refers to the shape of the cleavage of a woman’s breasts possibly seen when wearing a low cut top/shirt. However this is probably uncommon as low cut tops are not necessarily worn or accepted to be worn in public often.

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The W LINE – This line is said to be the image of a woman’s breasts from the front. Not much else to say really, could be during nudity or when wearing a low cut top/shirt!

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The X LINE – This shape is seen from the front view of someones body. Now the X LINE can either be

long arms and long legs (this is the most used definition) or big chest and wide hips

paired with a small waist.

The X line is becoming more popular than the S line nowadays as Korean fashion regarding body types is slowly becoming more interested in curves rather than stick thin. A balanced body is becoming much more popular!

xlineyoonah(Yoona from SNSD is known for her tiny waist and lean figure)

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The 8 LINE – Similar to the S line but paired with a small waist.

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So these are all the body lines and phrases used to describe a shape or certain image. There’s a mix of what is considered attractive and not attractive and please bear in mind that not every Korean will be aware of every single one of these lines, then again some may well be! If anyone has any other legit body lines in Korea feel free to comment and let me know!

Up next later on, Korean face lines!

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YESSTYLE.CO.UK order came through! What do I think?

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So if you remember, this was the item I purchased from YESSTYLE aaand…in person….it’s nothing like it looks like on the picture. WELL, on the model anyway. However much I was expecting this to happen, of course nothing looks EXACTLY as it does online, I was still quite disappointed to find it hangs nowhere near in a similar fashion to the way it hangs on the model, it looks slightly sinched in just above the waist which was the look  liked, the shoulder does not stretch far enough to become an off-the-shoulder-top and since the photo of this girl must have been photo-shopped so much, it does not hang near my thighs, it’s more like down to my knees and very much like an over sized t-shirt more than a dress top which was what it was supposed to be. This was £22!! I can’t believe it, when I first got it today I was so annoyed to find it just looked like a sumos pyjama t-shirt. Gawd. But I’ve decided that since refunds don’t come easily on Yesstyle, unless there’s a genuine reason other than you don’t like it, that I’ll keep it and (because it’s good quality) I’ll either wear it with skinny jeans and tuck it in on one side which looks alright OR I’ll figure out what I’d like it to look like an alter it or take it to be altered.

One reason it probably looks different, apart from the photoshopping, is because, well, she’s korean (the model) and she’s got such adifferent figure to me, she’s slimmer and maybe a bit taller.

It’s good material to make a personal t-shirt with, I just wish it looked more like I’d expected. It’s my own fault! But I’ve cheered myself up, it does look nice and comfy, just not the way I wanted!

Even though this has happened, I’ll probably still buy stuff from YESSTYLE just because it is such a good site but I’m definitely thinking more than twice before I buy. This time I wanted it because it looked good on her, I’m going to be thinking about what will look good on me form now on. (:


Yesterdays YESSTYLE.CO.UK offer

Helluuuu everyone, since I don’t have anything planned to write about today regarding language or culture I think I’m just going to blog about last night’s endeavours.  Basically me and my sister always look at YESASIA.CO.UK (.com If you’re in the US) which sells media like music and films and also little accessories and collectibles and also YESSTYLE.CO.UK which sells clothes and accessories.

Now YESSTYLE had an offer on where most items were 10% off AND everything had FREE SHIPPING. Oh mi gawd. My sister and I decided to wait (stupidly) till the last day of the offer, which was yesterday, to try and take advantage of this offer and buy whatever we wanted despite having countless emails about this offer. Long story short, I ended up scouring the Korean Fashion section for hours until 10:30pm on my laptop and, when I thought I’d figured out what I wanted, realized I didn’t have any money in my account, only in cash. My sister then told me we could just ask our dad to use his card and then give him the money back, which ended up being fine, but then my dad told me he didn’t want me paying for it on my laptop because apparently it doesn’t have enough security. IT DOES. But that’s beside the point.

I ended up using the PC downstairs to pay for my stuff which was a fag and a half because I had to log into everything again and then I had to find my items which I ended up changing! By now it’s around 11:00pm which is when my sister decides to tell me I’ve only got about 50 minutes left to decide which items I want to we can pay for them. I’m going nuts here, we’re both starting to go past the exhausted stage into hyper and so after trailing around the T-shirt dresses (which my sister hates) and enduring my sibling’s constant insults about how I’m not picking the right clothes for my figure, I was set on two items. At this point it’s getting a bit crazy and my sister is doing Gok Wan impressions in an attempt to try and get me to buy something more flattering, although she did like the grey hangy, loosey top I bought. I’m just more of a comfy person!! (I do love fashion though.) We did eventually buy them…and then sat around in her room till 12:00pm laughing at ourselves.

Oh what is my life.

Here’s the items I bought!

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aaaaaand I can’t find the other item so if it’s been removed, looks like I got there just in time! Once it comes in the post though I’ll put up a picture of it! Both items are T-shirt dresses under the tab Korean Fashion, Dresses, T-Shirt dresses.

 

-Since I haven’t planned any posts yet (although don’t get me wrong I’ll still be posting!) please, if you have any questions about ANYTHING or requests for a post, comment in the ask me section! I’ll either reply directly or write an article on it. 🙂 Ta!