Award Show Style- Take a Cue from the Pros
The Mature, Curvy Gal
One of my favorite actresses is Meryl Streep, and (not going to lie here) it is mostly because of her role in "Devil Wears Prada." Meryl has a classic body type for her age- curvy, larger around the hips, arms are probably not Kelly Ripa-ripped. She always dresses age-appropriate and did not disappoint for the 2012 Academy Awards. Take a look at her dress:
The A Crowd...and I Don't Just Mean Popular
Just because you may be lacking in the bust department doesn't mean you can't show off what you've got. In fact, you are lucky to be one of the less-endowed because it gives you more options! One TV personality who doesn't sport DDs but always looks lovely is Giuliana Rancic. Mere months after having a double mastectomy she wowed the crowd a the Academy Awards in this stunner. Also, Rose Byrne from Bridesmaids who runs with the A crowd wore a truly flattering gown as well.
Giuliana creates curves by choosing a mermaid style dress that doesn't depend on cleavage for its nips and tucks. Rose's asymmetrical neckline creates intrigue above the chest and down the back...and chose a dress that would make a busty chic look like a Vegas Showgirl. Well done!
Lusty, Busty and Oozing Sex Appeal
There is a woman out there who always embraces her God-given assets and loves to make references to them. Sofia Vergara is a total sexpot, but makes it fun instead of cheap. She nailed it at the SAG awards this year- no cleavage down to her navel, no boobs pushed up to her chin. She flaunted the curves without the producers having to blur body parts onscreen.
Just a Little Here and There....
Ugh...this is the category most of us fall into. We are pretty regular but carrying a bit of extra junk in the trunk or a spare tire around the middle no matter how hard we try to burn it, as well as arms that won't win us a spot in any Fight Club. One celeb who has a realistic body is Kelly Osbourne. She has lost quite a bit of weight in the past few years and looks fab, but not anorexic or completely ripped. My favorite dress of hers is from the People's Choice Awards this year. Love the color, love the style...I thought it was a bit informal for an award show, but I would wear this number any day of the week.
Change It Up
Sometimes, we are just SICK of our go-to formal look. These two stepped outside their comfort zones to try a little something new and knocked it out of the park in my opinion.