SirSelmy, on Sep 19 2009, 21.47, said:
I just think it odd that GRRM would have such a difference when the main description we get from Catelyn is that she had wide hips.
Simply untrue. This is a classic example of re-imagining the text so that it states one's conclusion, rather than relying on the actual words. Cat never refers to Jeyne's hips as "wide", just as "good", though she does think of her as "slender", which jibes with Jaime's impression.
I can't believe it is just a matter of the POV, can you show me a single example of Jaime doing this before?
Jaime has formed impressions that differed from those of other people, certainly. He felt that bearing the Lothston shield would make everyone regard him neutrally, as a "no one". But that same shield inspires a strong negative reaction when Brienne carries it, since people remember the sordid crimes of the Lothston family.
Not just comparing things to Cercei but differing from another characters descriptor?
This isn't a Jaime example, but we have a very clear case of widely differing views on a female character's attractiveness with Arya. On the one hand, people give her charming names like "Horseface" and "Lumpyhead", but Ned startled her by saying she looked a lot like the beautiful Lyanna. Beauty and allure is something that varies quite a bit according to taste.