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A Night at the Academy Awards: What the Plus Size Nominees Wore


Plus Size Fashion on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards

Sunday, if you were glued to your television as I was, then you were watching the red carpet fashion, with the highs and lows, the dresses straight from the runway and the ones that should have stayed there!

A while back, I shared some of my choices for Oscar Worthy Dresses for the plus size woman to rock for this monumental night for actors and actresses, and today we have what they DID where and YOU get to weigh in! You already shared and voted on the SAG Awards, in which Octavia Spencer took home the best look, but today I want to know what you thought of the looks from last night! Love it or hate it, share your thoughts on tonight’s choices on our Curvy Fashionistas nominated tonight for the Oscar!

Octavia Spencer

Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer on the Red Carpet

The Help’s Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress, Octavia Spencer, (whom I had the honor of meeting at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event) chose to stay loyal to the ever so fabulous Tadashi Shoji, and could you blame her? He knows her curves sooo well!

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Melissa McCarthy

Academy Award Nominee Melissa McCarthy on the Red Carpet

Nominated for her work in Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy is wearing custom Marina Rinaldi and Brian Atwood clutch and shoes! With her formal education in fashion, Melissa chose to co-design this dress with Marina Rinaldi and her stylist Cameron Silver. I love that she stepped out of the box with color, but I am not the biggest fan of this dress… What say you?

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Who was YOUR best Dressed Pick for the 2012 Academy Awards?

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And a Must Share Note:

Kathryn Finney brought up a keen point while live tweeting the Red Carpet Arrivals: “Where are the Plus Size Stylists?” I miss Susan Moses. But stylists that come to mind who could at least turn a few heads are Reah Norman, Steffany Bready, Brandon Blue, Tai Chunn just to name a few of the plus size stylists out there… just a few…

And some may argue that a plus size stylist may not be necessary- but here is why I find it to be imperative. Plus size fashion stylists styling these plus size celebrities bring knowledge of the newest designers and the body to shut the red carpet down. As one of the friends on FB shared on my page: “Is Tadashi Shoji the only one to design for plus size women?” No love, he is not. BUT, Mr. Shoji knows how to cut a mean dress for the curves though…

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