What size dress is Adele? And more importantly, should it really matter?
At a size 16, Adele would be considered to be fairly average in terms of her body shape; not small, but certainly not at the larger end of plus size either. And with her voice rather than her body as the main focus of her trade, why does the question of ”what dress size” seem to dominate all aspects of press attention regarding the twice Grammy award winning singer? When she has put herself in the public eye as a recording artist and not a runway model, is it really an issue which should be brought up time and time again?
Most telling was Adele’s shoot in Vogue’s “Shape” issue back in 2009. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, she was dressed head to toe in black and then positioned in a contorted manner, with her hand concealing part of her face to make it look less round. The conflict is clear, with the accompany article speaking much about her eyes, hair and complexion.
Adele seems to have the right attitude towards it though, commenting that ”Fans are encouraged that I’m not a size 0 – that you don’t have to look a certain way to do well”. And surely, it is this attitude which holds a better quality to look for in a role model – someone with self acceptance and self confidence in their own beliefs.
I think it’s time that the question of what dress size is Adele to be forgotten, with the focus shifted to what’s really important – when’s the next albulm dropping?
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