Lauren Conrad Dishes on Style, Exercise and the "Boyfriend Layer"

08/19/2009 at 08:00 AM ET

Courtesy of Shape Magazine

She might be a bona fide California beach girl, but even Lauren Conrad admits to slacking in the exercise department sometimes. For her second Shape cover (her first was January 2008), the New York Times best-selling author chats about her romance with actor Kyle Howard and her new clothing line for Kohl’s while sitting pretty for three very different cover shots. At the beginning of her relationship, Lauren admits to getting soft around the middle. “I call it the ‘boyfriend layer’,” she tells the magazine. “We were having more romantic dinners out, and I was exercising less.” So what’s a girl to do? Take your dates to the gym, of course! “I just ask Kyle, ‘You feel like working out?’ It’s more fun than hitting the gym alone,” says Lauren. The couple spends most of their time outdoors anyway. “We like doing outdoor stuff: tennis, bike riding, kayaking, stand-up surfing, hiking in the canyons around L.A.,” says Lauren. And when the happy couple isn’t exercising together, Lauren is busy working on her newest adventure in design, LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, which will hit stores in October. Her line of affordable and flattering jeans and blouses will be perfect for every shape. “It’s all about finding silhouettes that highlight the best parts of your figure,” says Lauren. As an added bonus, Lauren took three lucky Shape readers with very different body types shopping and shared some fashion advice with them. Pick up the September issue of Shape to hear more of Lauren’s advice on dressing for your body and working out.


Courtesy of Shape Magazine

Courtesy of Shape Magazine

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The Fresh Man 15 on

[…] “Shape,” Lauren Conrad refers to as the weight you gain in a new relationship as “The Boyfriend Layer.” Now I am by no means a fan of LC, but I do like this term. Because if it hasn’t […]

Some Runs Will Suck. « on

[…] phenomenon in her interview and cover with Shape Magazine, more of that interview can be found here. Basically, comfort weight or the boyfriend layer is that extra couple of pounds one seems to gain […]

Mario on

So now I’ve figured out where you came from and how you found me! My dgathuer (Amanda) was in the Army as well. She was inbetween the two Iraqs. She was when we worried about Kosovo and fortunately she did Korea and Egypt instead! I never let myself worry about her circumstances. I trusted God to look after her, EVEN when she was jumping out of airplanes! He did. I love Him and I praise Him every day and I pray He keeps your Lauren safe too! That’s really all He asks that we love Him and trust Him. You do your part to keep her connected He’ll do His part to keep her safe! Bless you BOTH! I dO look forward to seeing you in my blog again!

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[…] setback. [thank you holiday treats. and milk shakes. and mac n cheese. and laziness. and the "boyfriend layer." ] Before that happened, I was still 12 lbs away from my “goal healthy weight.”  If […]

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[…] boyfriend layer. We’ve all experienced it. If you haven’t – I hate you. Not really, but I do envy […]

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