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My FATshion Icon: ADELE

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Fashion, Life | 23 comments

My FATshion Icon: ADELE

There aren’t very many plus size celebs. Shocking, I know. I mean, we all know there is Queen Latifah and Kirstie Alley, but as fabulous as they are (though I am so tired of Kirstie Alley hocking diet products…UGH) I’ve never really been able to identify with them style-wise. And I’m not really into models – because they are still models. We just look at them for their bodies – judge if they are too thin or too fat. Models cease to be people it seems – just clothes hangers we judge. I’m guilty of it, too.
But there is one lovely songstress out there who I absolutely adore, and she is none other than the lovely Adele. 

I adore everything about Adele. Her hair, her fashion, her adorable face. That she has a bit of a double chin in some of her photos. She is so fucking human and gorgeous. She wears a lot of black and layers a lot – which are two things that I do CONSTANTLY. I love layering – it takes something plain to a completely different level. And I love black. Not because it supposedly makes you look thinner, because it’s sleek and it matches everything. I wear all black all the time – and so does Adele. Check out some her dresses:

Tiered Dress and Cardigan = Fabulous.

Vintage style black dress with floral

Belted Black Dress

51st Grammy Awards

Every dress she is wearing in the above pictures I either a) have something similar or b) is COMPLETELY my style. The dress with the floral design on the bottom is so 1950s chic – I own several vintage dresses that are the same shape and I ADORE them. The big square neckline is a great alternative to the tradional V-neck for a big bust and looks wonderful on her. The cardigan with the tiered ruffle dress is adorable – and reminiscent of my new tired ruffle dress from Liberty of London for Target. And the black belt dress is chic – it has a bit of glimmer. I love that she wears black often, but it isn’t to hide anything and it certainly doesn’t overtake her – her pale skin and hair are just accentuated. The final outfit is from last year’s grammy awards – the jewel tone coat is beautiful with her coloring and you can’t quite tell, but the dress underneath is another 1950s-esque belted number with a bit of a v-neck.

And Adele has always been comfortable with her size. She’s been anywhere from a UK 14 – 18. And has said:

“People are starting to go on about my weight but I’m not going to change my size because they don’t like the way I look. They can f**k off. My favourite way to relax is to get a pizza or curry and get lots of beer round my house. I also love Malaysian food. My weakness is alcohol.”

I love her. She’s sassy. She’s curvy. She is officially a FATshion Icon.

P.S. I have a Formspring now! Ask me a question, I dare you! http://www.formspring.me/tabayag

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