ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Hollywood' honoree Octavia Spencer is at the top of her game. She has perfected red carpet glam -- curvy girl style, as the muse for designer Tadashi Shoji. Take notes of her best-dressed moments here.
For Colored Girls
Spencer couldn’t have looked more beautiful draped in a light blue Tadashi Shoji gown while taking home the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture’ award for her role in ‘The Help.’ The beautifully wrapped and ruched gown with beaded waistline is Spencer’s brightest look of the year yet.
Her winning look at the SAG Awards gave new meaning to the term “silver screen.” She arrived in a stunning opal grey embroidered top and silk flounce skirt by Tadashi Shoji, accented with Irene Neuwirth chandelier earrings, a Judith Leiber clutch, and matching Stuart Weitzman sandals.
The Golden Globe winner arrived in yet another lovely Tadashi Shoji gown with similar ruching detail — its a forgiving style for curvy girls. The fabric is gathered away from the body while blending and balancing out the figure.
Octavia Spencer poses with her BAFTA ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’ in a bevy of ruffles balanced out by a crisp white blouse — another winning look in Tadashi Shoji.
Spencer frequently opts for blue hues, a vivid a shade that compliments her well. At an Audi event for the Emmy Awards she spiced up a sexy cornflower colored shift with leopard peep toe pumps.
This sexy one-shoulder style by Tadashi Shoji strategically drapes at the midsection, making it the perfect camouflage piece for love handles.
Who says curvy girls can’t wear all-white? Spencer debunks that myth in an effortlessly cool blouse and wide leg pant, throwing in a leopard print envelope clutch for fun.
The Perfect Piece
Every girl must have a classic LBD and for Spencer this wrap style is it. Spencer is often spotted on the carpet in this fool-proof sleek style adding a little drama with her accessories.
Black Star Power
This time Spencer goes for a Tadashi Shoji LBD with a peak of sparkle at the waistline, and a super cute black and white geometric clutch at The Critics Choice Awards.
At this year’s Director’s Guild Awards Spencer shortens her hemline in this dreamy jade wrap dress by Tadashi Shoji — a must-have wardrobe item that hugs the mid-section in a sexy way.
Spencer opted for a bolder design at the Governors Awards wearing an intricately detailed Tadashi Shoji scalloped collar gown with a sheer shawl. Gorgeous!
At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Spencer attends in an elaborately wrapped tulip-style dress with accessories that match perfectly — a snakeskin clutch, and T-strap heels.
Spencer’s caftan struck the perfect balance — flowy and carefree but still polished. The belt is the key piece that pulls everything together.
Octavia Spencer arrives at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.
Octavia Spencer arrives at the 3rd Annual Variety’s Power of Women event in Beverly Hills.
Octavia Spencer arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual ‘Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast’ in Beverly Hills, California.
Octavia Spencer arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Haywire’.