I really don't think 275 is considered SSBBW, I was around 270ish at my biggest, I'm 5'3" and wore a size 22/24 which is nowhere near large enough to be considered supersize. I think it depends on how a women looks more then how much she weighs, everyone is so different.All of the above. I would speculate that 275 lbs. and up certainly qualifies for SSBBW status if a woman is of average height of 5'3 to 5'8. And of course how she looks and carries the weight. You know it when you see it. BMI is just a function of the ratio of height to weight.
Sweetheart, I think _everybody_ in this forum knows now about your wife's weight, height and weight gain. No need to post about it a dozen more times in necro-threads...My wife was 5'0" and 250 pounds when we met 16 years ago and I would have considered her a bbw. She is currently 303 pounds, much rounder especially in her belly and is fat all over. For her height and current weight and proportions I would consider her to be a ssbbw.
But at 5'0", a mere 232 pounds will make a BMI of 45.I have always associated the concept of SSBBW (the so called 350 lb or 150 KG) with the medical concept of super obese (BMI over 45).
Catherine's goes up to a size 5X. I shopped there when I was a SSBBW.But at 5'0", a mere 232 pounds will make a BMI of 45.
I would propose a BMI of 50 or greater may be a measure.
Another possible definition:
BBW Nothing for you at A&F
BHM Nothing for you at most popular stores, except Walmart
SSBBW Nothing for you at Catherine's
SSBHM: Nothing for you at Walmart.
Another measure I've heard others use is whether one is unable to walk a mile on account of weight alone.
I had an SO with a BMI near 50 who was quite athletic in 1986 (23y). She could play a mean game of softball. We loved walikng on trails and beaches together.
In 1996, we went to Yellowstone. At 33y her BMI was about 60. We toured the park, she would stop at an attraction, have me leave the car, walk around, take pictures and describe the scene with a walkie-talkie as she waited in the car. I SO wish we had gone to Yellowstone earlier
Yes, a size 22/24 is just a BBW. My definition would be based on size. If all the clothes in the local department store "Women's" section are too small you're supersized (i.e. 30/32 or larger).I really don't think 275 is considered SSBBW, I was around 270ish at my biggest, I'm 5'3" and wore a size 22/24 which is nowhere near large enough to be considered supersize. I think it depends on how a women looks more then how much she weighs, everyone is so different.