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To think that lunch in a restaurant should not be eaten in a bikini

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smartyparts Thu 16-Jun-11 18:31:48

regardless of whether you're fat or thin?

Is it bad manners? I think so.

With apologies for link to the Sun, but at least it's not the DM!

herbietea Thu 16-Jun-11 18:37:09

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SherbetDibDab Thu 16-Jun-11 18:40:46

Another tabloid article obsessing about how much a woman weighs.

HettyAmaretti Thu 16-Jun-11 18:44:38

Couldn't give a damn about the weight of the wearer, but yes, IMO it is bad manners to lunch in a bikini (in fact any swimwear, men not excluded).

HettyAmaretti Thu 16-Jun-11 18:45:08

or dine, or breakfast, for that matter wink

Frizzbonce Thu 16-Jun-11 18:46:51

But she's in Spain on holiday. And I've seen plenty of large blokes in Spanish restaurants, wearing nothing but Union Jack trunks.

The point of the piece is to 'shame' her for putting on a few pounds. Which is the kind of sneering mean spiritedness that passes for journalism in the tabloids.

MumblingRagDoll Thu 16-Jun-11 18:48:21

One should also never "spear" a sausage like that and eat it as though you have no idea what a knife is for!


hobbgoblin Thu 16-Jun-11 18:48:22

Look ar how she is holding her cutlery <gawps>

MumblingRagDoll Thu 16-Jun-11 18:49:23


Do people in Spain not care about seeing someone's arse cheeks nestling in a plastic chair whilst they eat? hmm

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 16-Jun-11 18:50:14

If it was a restaurant then yes, but it looked like it was outside? on holiday? so maybe beach front place? If so, I think beach wear is possibly normal. You're on the beach, there's a place to eat, you grab something and sit outside - next to the beach.

Not the same thing as walking into the Dorchester in a bikini top and thong.

diabolo Thu 16-Jun-11 18:50:41

Even if it's a beachside restaurant or next to a hotel pool, you should put something over it (a beach dress or something). Basic manners I would have thought.

I would avoid any restaurant with men wearing Union Jack trunks.


smartyparts Thu 16-Jun-11 18:51:08

I agree the point of the article is to sneer, but when I saw it I just thought, cover yourself up woman while you're in a restaurant.

I also hate seeing blokes in shops with no top on.

Bad manners.

HettyAmaretti Thu 16-Jun-11 18:51:42

I've not the foggiest idea who she is, but of course there's no shame in her putting on a few pounds (if she has).

I live by the sea (in Europe) and I can't say I've often seen people eating out in swimwear, not even at the places that are actually on the beach. Surely being in Spain / on holiday is no good reason to ignore etiquette confused

SugarPasteFrog Thu 16-Jun-11 18:52:21

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WhoAteMySnickers Thu 16-Jun-11 18:56:49

Even in a beachside restaurant I think clothes are necessary. Especially given that the gentleman next to her in the picture is wearing a proper shirt.

Frizzbonce Thu 16-Jun-11 18:56:59

MumblingRagDoll - if it's a holiday resort in Marbella then the locals are probably familiar with the sight of large arsed Brits stuck to plastic chairs - yes. Maybe they care a great deal.

I still say though that we wouldn't be looking at this picture and being invited to point and sneer if it was a large bloke.

TakeMeDrunkImHome Thu 16-Jun-11 18:57:46

Surely you wouldn't expect someone to come off the beach and get dressed just to sit at a beachside cafe/bar, have a snack and go straight back on the beach? I wouldn't hmm

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 16-Jun-11 18:59:20

More a beachfront greasy spoon than a restaurant, don't you think?

Anyway, what's that at the back of her? Is that a towel she's sitting on?

LadyWithNoManors Thu 16-Jun-11 18:59:28

I think she could at least wear a sarong or something.
Poor Josie. Maybe she could join us on the 30 Day Shred thread wink

LucyGoose Thu 16-Jun-11 18:59:53

She needs to cover up - its very tacky. She must know she looks a state!
Men eating without tops also look horrible.

midori1999 Thu 16-Jun-11 19:06:11

I think a cover up whilst eating would be a good idea, but I've got to take my hat off to her for being comfortable in her own body! I actually don't think she looks that bad and maybe it's because of her confidence.

upahill Thu 16-Jun-11 19:08:18

I think the newspaper article is nasty. No need at all for this.

smartyparts Thu 16-Jun-11 19:10:56

I too admire her confidence but not her lack of decorum.

Thinking about it, she must know she's tabloid fodder, so why would she plonk herself there like that.

<Wonders if a fitness/weightloss dvd is on the cards> hmm

VivaLeBeaver Thu 16-Jun-11 19:11:06

I bet its a set up shot and she'll do a fitness regime, lose a load of weight and then release a fitness DVD. Like that weatehr girl who was "papped" skipping in a lime green bikini in a London park while a bit overweight.

SugarPasteFrog Thu 16-Jun-11 19:13:08

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