Curb Your Enthusiasm Analysis: The Bare Midriff

HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is known for making light of some the most subtle and awkward social situations. In a new series, I’ll take a memorable scene from the genius mind of Larry David and break it down even further. Today’s edition is from the season seven episode titled “The Bare Midriff.”

Take a look at the clip below.

EDITORS NOTE: Since posting this clip, it has been removed from youtube. I’ve been unable to find another clip. You’ll just have to imagine a fat girl in the clip whose belly is hanging out.
The bare midriff is a fashion faux pas that I see way too often during the warm summer months. A woman loses a few pounds and thinks she is sexy enough to flaunt her slightly-less flabby stomach. This can be a disturbing image that will send men running. Often this can be coupled with the infamous “muffin top” look to form a deadly combination.

FYI, the muffin top is when a woman who has sipped on a few too many bay breezes in her day, tries to fit into her “skinny jeans.” When this is combined with a shirt that’s a little too short, it creates a scenario in which her fat stomach hangs over her jeans, thus creating a muffin top look.

What women need to realize is that dressing provocatively doesn’t automatically mean you are dressing sexy. In fact, it can have the opposite effect. If you don’t have the body to pull it off, then don’t wear it. If you’re not sure if you have the body for it, play it safe. Otherwise, you could end up looking like the girl in this clip.

If you are little on the thicker side, you can still attract men who aren’t of African descent. The key is to accentuate your strengths and hide your weakness. For example, if you are a little fat but have big breasts, wear a shirt that covers your stomach but shows some cleavage. This should cut down the number of beers required for a man to find you attractive.

If you have no attractive features, than maybe you should take LD’s advice and “take a break in the flaunt.”




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5 comments for “Curb Your Enthusiasm Analysis: The Bare Midriff

  1. March 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I have hips, a big ass and larger breasts and loooong legs but no muffin top or flab… so clothes are either tight as hell on me, or they are baggy as hell. No clothes every look good on me. I prefer nudity. Why can’t we all just be nude?

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  3. MontanaNutcase
    January 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I don’t mind a bit of extra weight on a gal, but there is a point of diminishing returns, that seems to kick in around the 180 – 200 pound mark, depending on height.

  4. January 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Nothing wrong with a little bit of weight. Just wear jeans that fit you.

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