Celebrity Style: Top Twenty Curvy Fashionistas

Celebrity Style: Top Twenty Curvy Fashionistas
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 14, 2011

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She’s trimmed down immensely in the last few months, but Jennifer Hudson kept her curves in tact and dares to bare them in flirty minis like this one.

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The tall glamazon always keeps things cute on the redcarpet – or the dancefloor – in cute, contemporary pieces like this apricot colored dress.

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Her fluctuating weight drama has been a very public one, but no matter what size she is, one thing stays the same: Oprah’s amazing sense of style. The full figured beauty always dresses in pieces, like this a-line dress, that flatter her body.

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One of our all time favorites, Ms. Niecy Nash, keeps things fun and fashionable with bright body-hugging dresses like this tangerine sheath.

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ESSENCE Contributing Fashion Editor Toccara Jones favors sultry jersey dresses like this that are as comfortable as they are chic.

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We love how Queen Latifah effortlessly moves between relaxed, menswear inspired vibe and super feminine sultry red carpet gowns. This look, which plays up her toned legs and arms, has elements of both.

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Be it flowing glamour gowns or sexy sequined mini’s “Glee’s” Amber Riley is one fashionista who never misses a beat!

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Raven Symone is never scared to flaunt her figure in body hugging mini’s like this.

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Chrisette Michelle keeps things funky with edgy hair and accessories that always keep us guessing what’s next and has us coming back for more.

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The newly svelte singer has dropped some pounds and toned her body, which she shows off in a variety of sexy mini’s like this one.

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Star Jones always oozes sophisticated glam on the red carpet with romantic pieces like this ravishing red gown.

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American Idol alumn Kimberly Locke always makes her dress the main attraction by opting for gorgeous dresses, like this emerald wrap number, and keeping accessories minimal.

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From bold accessories, to bolder designs the Atkins-Campell sisters are always on trend but never tacky.

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Comedienne, Actress and Academy Award winner Mo’Nique is no longer holding back on her style. We’re loving her steady stream of stunners, like this pleated piece with a plunging neckline.

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Legendary full figured fashionista, Chaka Kahn continues to flaunt her body in custom creations like this all black number.

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Fashion Insider Bevy Smith is celebrated for a wardrobe as bold and beautiful as she is. This raw silk pink day dress paired with silver heels is one of our favorite looks on Smith.

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We love “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks’ classic style. The young beauty generally keeps this simple and chic like this leopard print maxi dress.

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Singer and former Plus Size model Maiysha takes chances in her wardrobe and career. Her she is wearing a jumper at the Essence Women of Color Gala. This Japanese inspired brocade material might not work for everyone but Maiysha pulls it off by adding the best accessory: Confidence. Her new endeavor is a play called “The Daughters” at NYC Repertory Theater.

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Jill Scott’s ever changing style always hits the right notes. We love this chic pairing of a graphic jacket with a sexy LBD.

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Comedienne and actress on NBC comedy “Community” Yvette Nicole Brown is all smiles in this sexy body hugging black and white all-over print dress. Her eclectic chic pieces always keep us smiling.


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