I love a woman in a sexy dress. And (as I'm sure most of you have guessed by now) I love a woman with muscles. So a muscle woman in a sexy dress is heaven on Earth. It doesn't get much better. And more than that, pictures like the ones I've chosen below not only serve to stimulate my imagination (among other things) but they also serve as one in the eye for those who would have you believe that it's impossible for women with muscles to look feminine. All the ladies below are muscular. And all of them look feminine. To my (not very objective) eyes anyway. What about yours?
The majority of the guys in this bar are doing a great job of not staring at the vision of muscular loveliness that is Erica Cordie in her little black dress (aka a girl's best friend, apparently). A special mention for the guy on the left, the one who is pretending that his phone is much more interesting. Very nonchalant. Good work. However, the guy you can see over Erica's deliciously sculpted shoulder is not holding it together quite so well. I sympathise, I really do. That would definitely be me not listening to a word my mate is saying, whether he was telling me how to beat the bookie, a share tip worth millions or indeed the secret to life, the universe and everything. Gazing at Erica would be much more pressing than that.
Picture your local shopping mall. Now picture it with a female bodybuilder in a skimpy dress. A female bodybuilder like Rene Marven, for instance, flexing her bicep in your shopping mall. Now if you knew that every time you went to the mall you would see a lady like Rene, would you go more often? Mall owners take note.
It's always hard to know when a woman asks your opinion of how she looks exactly what you are supposed to say. Women often claim they just want you to be honest, but, in my experience anyway, that doesn't get you anywhere. Most women are very insecure about their bodies and just want reassurance. Muscle women seem to be altogether different in that they are extremely comfortable in their own skin. They look like they do because they want to, and confidence, rather than insecurity, results. So where most women would worry that their dress was too short, Monica Mollica might wonder if it's short enough. Does my back look big in this? asks Gillian Kovack. Yes, darling. It looks absolutely massive is, I believe, the correct answer. And if Jen Rish were to enquire if her heels made her calves bulge, I think that, once again, the affirmative would be the best response. And they would be honest answers too!
More little black numbers, getting littler from left to right. Firstly, Raquel Hernandez Olmo draws attention to her arm and shoulder definition by not revealing much else. Then Heather Pedigo (remember her?) breaks a cardinal rule and goes low at the top and short at the bottom (generally not a good idea unless, like Heather, you have an absolutely killer bod). And finally, Fanny Palou, seemingly on a mission to leave absolutely nothing to the imagination. Once again, women with lesser physiques could never get away with a dress like this, but Fanny appears to be in her element. It's that confidence thing again.
More proof that big muscles and femininity can exist in unison. The massive Roberta Toth is all woman. Being Brazilian probably helps. But I do like her choice of evening wear here, revealing plenty of her magnificently sexy muscular body while also leaving plenty to the imagination at the same time. I for one would be extremely proud to take Roberta out dancing, even if my moves on the floor might need some work beforehand.
Is it because the shape of a muscular woman's body is so untypical that it's hard to find dresses that fit or is it that these confident muscular goddesses actively seek out dresses that are a size (even two or three sizes) too small? I'd like to think it's the latter. To say that Minna Pajulahti or Andrea Giacomi have been 'poured into' their dresses above doesn't begin to describe it. It looks like Minna's dress might spring up to above her waist if she lets go, and if Andrea were to attempt to walk in that outfit, it might just fall apart around her. Mouth-watering sexiness.
Britain's own Carmen Knights and her... er, cat. Looks like a Persian. Anyway, she's ripped, vascular and clearly loving it if those erect nipples are anything to go by. And although it's not got the cling-film quality of Minna's or Andrea's dresses above, you can follow the contours of her spectacular body nevertheless. Next to Carmen, the criminally under-rated Lisette Acevedo shows the dress-maker exactly where she would like her green number altered, and by how much. It's such a waste to train these legs month after month and then have most of my thigh covered by my dress. I want the world to see these cuts. I agree, Lisette, I quite agree.
The desert climate can play havoc with a girl's hair, especially when she has run out of petrol and has to wait by the side of the road. Unless Katka gets a lift back to civilisation soon, it could be a disaster. And her choice of clothing, while guaranteeing attention, has not got her picked up. Two cars and a truck have passed, but none of them stopped because, let's face it, would you think she was real? Surely a mirage! I hope the next guy can trust his own eyes and stop. Katka's lush dark locks are getting drier and drier by the second...
And for my final exhibits today, two of the biggest female bodybuilders in the world, separately and together. Conventional wisdom would have it that being two of the biggest, Brigita Brezovac and Tina Chandler would also be two of the most masculine. Have a good look now... Well, are they?
You may have noticed the Downloads page has disappeared. It's simply part of the long overdue spring clean. The links were all dead, fall out from the Megaupload disaster I guess. It's not because I wanted to take them away from you. I'll be doing more spring cleaning as and when I can.
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