Adele flatters her curves with classic LBDs and vintage-inspired makeup for an hourglass sex-siren look
It’s been quite a big week for plus-sized beauties everywhere, as the UK singer Adele has just become the face of Vogue UK’S October issue. The singer, who’s been attacked and slated for her voluptuous figure in the past must have just proved any haters wrong because the photographs are absolutely stunning. Could the notoriously fattist fashion industry be slowly changing it’s tune?
As someone who spent the majority of their teens being overweight, seeing real women in the fashion industry and in the media is something that is very important to me – with childhood eating disorders and body issues at an all-time high, it is more important than ever that young girls should grow up to see beautiful, relatable and healthy women as role models.
Today at ShinyStyle we’re celebrating some of the fashion and celebrity world’s sexiest and fun-loving curvy women, who wholeheartedly embrace fashion and have fashion embrace them back. From the bootylicious Amazonian jiggle of Beyonce, who completely controls and commands her audience when she performs in curve-hugging dramatic stage costumes, to Gossip singer Beth Ditto stomping the runways of Jean-Paul Gaultier, there are already some women out there promoting the idea of self-love and healthy body image. There just aren’t enough of them yet.
Unfortunuately, some of our curvy beauty idols have succumbed themselves to the pressure of dieting to fit into a starvation-happy culture. Who could forget Sophie Dahl’s transformation from the lusciously curvy, china-doll purring pussycat that used to own the catwalks to the stick-thin woman she is now, all eyes and cheekbones? You could say that it’s her prerogative to weigh whatever she wants – and of course, it is. But the fact that even a supermodel who once lived off her curves can buckle under the pressure of the media’s ideal is scary, and shows us that we need these healthy role models more than ever.
To see which curvy icons are in our gallery, check it out above.