Just like anyone, plus-size girls have outfits that succeed and make them look great, and others … not so much. Here, a collection of some recent looks from four hot ladies.
Here, we have Rebel Wilson, who starred in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. I adore her and think she’s hilarious, but with this dress, she missed the mark. It looks like it wants to nip in at the waist and flair out, but it just doesn’t lay right. And I’m not a fan of those sleeves.
Rebel looks amazing in the next two — definite hits! I’m not wild about cap sleeves for plus-sizes at all, but here they are much more flattering than in the red. They fall at a place where they’re almost a strap. And the bow at her waist adds a really nice cinching detail.
Love this color (you don’t always have to wear black!) and simply the cut and shape of this dress makes Rebel look amazing.
There’s no doubt that Adele is gorgeous, but one thing she’s guilty of? Wearing black a lot. Here, I think she’s a bit too covered up and matronly for her age. I’m not totally opposed to this dress. The cinched waist and neckline details are nice. But it’s just too, dare I say the word, dowdy?
This dress rocks! While the one above was a little too covered, this one is still conservative except for two things: you can see her legs! And it’s sparkly! The shape of this dress is flattering, as is the size of the sparkles (size of sparkles? trust me, you can go wrong here).
Melissa McCarthy … so, so, so funny. In Bridesmaids, in Mike and Molly. Everything she does is great. Well, almost everything. I almost hate to show this photo because it’s just so. Wrong. The shape, the color, the weird leathery/shiny piece at the bottom. It doesn’t even seem to fit. Like it’s big in some places where it’s highly unflattering.
Here, however, Melissa looks great. While I still think she’s a bit covered up (plus-size ladies shouldn’t be so afraid of showing a little leg, or arm, or something!), the shape is becoming and I like the draping at the neckline.
Finally, the girl from Glee that I love, Amber Riley. I know this word is overused, but it fits here — this girl is fierce. And I love her style choices … for the most part. This dress, for example, wouldn’t be bad at all except for that dang bow. If that bow was on the back? Not so bad. But I just don’t get this bow here. It’s like her stylist was trying to camouflage something.
This is so much better! A big flower? Sure, when it’s on the shoulder of a one-shoulder, form fitting dress with a sweetheart neckline and all your curves are like pa-pow! Amber is flawless here, and much more flattering than a huge bow covering your bust and torso.
Just too much going on here! It’s leather, and has sparkles, and a tulle skirt. Then there’s the bag and the boots and the glasses. Is she a hipster biker chic from the ’80s?
There’s a lot going on with this outfit too, but it works. Here’s why: her makeup/hair is what’s on display here — not another accessory (the glasses). She wore simple pumps and one statement ring. So then you can take in the pattern of the dress and all its detail, and even the wild necklace, and it’s not so overwhelming. It’s a little more artistic, a little rock ‘n’ roll.
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