It’s no secret that we were all wowed when the Adele Cosmopolitan cover landed on our desk. Looking every inch the sex kitten in her Dolce & gabanna leopard print dress, the size 16 superstar singer is photographed from her head to her hips, and proving much more popular than her recent Vogue cover.
It’s not that the recent Vogue cover wasn’t beautiful, but it would be an understatement to say that it did bring a feeling of bitter disappointment along for the ride. Any excitement which the Vogue cover had heralded was quickly distinguished when we were faced with an extensively cropped image which edited out her averagely sized womanly frame. This is in stark contrast to the Adele Cosmopolitan cover which shows a confident stance, and takes in most of Adele’s size 16 bod. Further more the cover chose not to sell any stories to do with her weight. Instead the tagline read “Why she’ll never regret falling for Mr Wrong”, promising an interview with the starlet about her love life, steering well away from body issues and diets, positive or otherwise.
All too often, press associated with Adele is often tinged with a “she’s done ok for a big girl” slant – a patronising slap in the face for those of us out there – the majority of us – who aren’t a size 8. It feels like Vogue have missed an oppertunity to be brave and take a chance – especially in light of all the size positive moves coming from their Italian sister, Vogue Italia.
The Adele Cosmopolitan cover offers her up as a positive role model for women in the UK – with the average size being a UK 16. She stands looking healthy and beautiful and is a stunning reminder that you don’t need to starve yourself to be beautiful. Body positivity is a very important issue, and we are so happy that the Adele Cosmopolitan cover breaks away from the normal front cover traditions and shows curvy girls everywhere that they should never feel second rate.
We here at Plus Size Tall are big fans of Adele – why not read some of our other articles about her, including “What dress size is Adele? And does it matter?” and “Singer Adele: why we like her style”.
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