Plus-Size Style Of The Stars
Rock stars embody confidence and style, so it's no wonder we look to them for fashion advice. However, there are few plus-sized icons. Some of the most popular, and center stage, plus-sized icons are Queen Latifah, Adele and Amber Riley. These ladies are multi-talented and have enviable style. Now it's time to steal some of their red carpet style tips!
Tip: A deep V or scoop neck can make you appear thinner!
Rapper, singer-songwriter, actress, spokeswoman and clothing designer. What a resume! Queen Latifah's style has certainly progressed in the last decade. Remember Bringing Down the House? But now she's polished, while staying true to herself, and has her own clothing line for curvy girls, the Queen Collection available on HSN. Queen Latifah is statuesque and plays up her height in her outfits. She opens up her chest by having open necklines, which also helps minimize her bust. She has fun with color and accessories, which is nice to see in a sea of black.
English singer-songwriter Adele knows what she likes, and she's not afraid to stick with what works for her. Black is her favorite color — at least it appears that way in performances and on the red carpet. She doesn't wear what's trendy if she's not comfortable in it. Her neckline is always modest, sleeves to her elbow, A-line skirt and no hems above her knees. While I didn't love her 2013 Grammys dress, when she does mix it up with some color, the silhouette stays true to her distinct ‘60s aesthetic.
I love Glee and I love actress/singer Amber Riley. I was so happy to see a plus-size female character join primetime television — one who was featured in every episode, and whose size is not central to her character. Mercedes' wardrobe evolved over the three seasons she was a regular cast member, and she rocked everything from neon skinny jeans and tees to a sultry red gown. Off-screen, Amber tends to favor black and dark colors but can pull off a strapless sundress with the same amount of confidence as she does in black skinny jeans. Like Queen Latifah, Amber's outfits tend to have an open neckline.
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These stars have lost weight, but they had great style when they were heavier and I still look to them for inspiration:
What do all of these stars have in common? They wear what works for them.
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