dear lovely ladies:
telling someone "girl, you look skinny!" is not a complement, nor should it be taken as one. it's simply a fact, like "girl, you're a brunette!" or "girl, you're outfit is whack...." ok, so i probably don't get told that last one often, but only because i have nice friends.
the point is, since when did it become ok to point out someone's body shape? you wouldn't walk up to an overweight friend and announce to the world what size pants she wears, and likewise, thin girls get tired of hearing about their bodies. no, really.
weight is a touchy issue with almost all women, and we don't need to draw more attention to the subject. so please, do us (and yourself!) all a favor, and give a real complement...
examples? "girl, your skin looks radiant!," "you look stunning today!," "you are gorgeous!," and "homegirl, that outfit is whack!" ... ok, so maybe not. but you get the idea.
let's build each other up, shall we? it's time we focus on the PERSON instead of the BODY.