I just realised that we haven’t talked about Queen Latifah on our little site yet – and since she’s a little more than curvy (she’s reportedly a little over 200 lbs. at 5’10”), I think she deserves a post!
So, here she is looking very purple on the red carpet last night in an empire waist dress.
How do you like the gown on Queen Latifah’s full figure?
Oprah recently opened the old and overly discussed subject again: her weight. Here’s what she had to say:
â€œI’m embarrassed â€¦ I can’t believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I’m still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, â€˜How did I let this happen again?’ â€
For starters, the fact that her thyroid was out-of-balance gave her â€œa fear of working out,â€ she says. â€œI was so frustrated I started eating whatever I wanted â€“ and that’s never good.â€
Having slimmed down to 160 in 2006, she admits, â€œYes, you’re adding correctly. That means the dreaded 2-0-0â€¦â€
Choosing a gown for the Barack Obama inauguration coming up in January, however, made Winfrey realize her self-image was no longer jibed with the person standing on the scales â€“ though the real low point occurred last April.
â€œI felt like a fat cow,â€ Winfrey writes of the occasion when she sought to skip out on a Las Vegas show taping with Cher and Tina Turner. â€œI wanted to disappear.â€
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Winfrey’s weight and height rank her as obese, with a body mass index of 31.8 â€“ putting her at â€œat higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol,â€ says the CDC.
Winfrey intends to address the issue on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will kick off â€œBest Life Weekâ€ Jan. 5.
A while back, Jordin (who isÂ 5’11” and aÂ US size 12,Â according to most sources) gave some tips to plus-size girls on how to dress for their shape. The tips are a little old, but Jordin gives some great advices, definitely worth posting. Here they are:Â
1. Baggy clothes can make you look bigger. You want something that hugs you in all the right places – just not too much, where it’s too tight and you’re hanging out all over!â€
2. I have a tiny waist in proportion to the rest of my body, so I like to wear corsety things that hug my waist.
3. Â Darker types slim your legs down. A lighter wash jean makes everything look bigger.
4. V-necks give you an elongated neck. A crew neck can look like it’s choking you!
We aim to present a wide range of celebrity body shapes around here – and even if Raven doesn’t perfectly fit in our curvy category, I’m pretty sure that she’s got a common body type.
Looking at these pictures of Raven, I’m immediately thinking that she’s got a typical V body shape – we can call also call it reversed triangle or cornet: wide shoulders (virtually wider than the hips), large bust, broad back – long story short, she carries more weight in her upper half.
Now a sleeveless dress that embraces the hips isn’t exactly a MUST BUY and MUST WEAR on the triangle body shape. But what would be ideal for Raven?
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