The Emmy’s aired last night and even though I’m not a big fan of the award show itself, I’m always going to show up for a plus size bombshell slaying the red carpet; or in this case should I say the gold carpet! Last night as I saw the fashions and styling pour onto my timeline and across my tv screen for the 74th Emmy’s, I got so excited.
When it comes to major fashion events and red carpets, plus size people and style is ALWAYS few and far in between or just never represented altogether. There’s so many gaps, limitations, and complete discrimination in plus size fashion that I can’t even begin to list.
Every time a major red carpet event occurs, I’m reminded just how rare it is to see a plus size figure donning high fashion and off the runway styles. When I was younger I used to wonder if fat women were even invited to major red carpet events! (I know, sounds crazy right.)
So, when I see the plus size girlies with different body types, showing up to award shows and in these spaces, I give them their just due because I know what went into putting this look together and bringing their visions for themselves to life. Seeing plus size fashion on the red carpet deserves a moment and we are giving it!
Plus Size fashion on the Red Carpet– The Emmy’s Edition
Tulle, tulle, and more tulle! The first look that caught my eye was of course the boisterous and gorgeous pop star and 6x Emmy nominee (and winner!), Lizzo. She wore a high bun with an extravagant red ruffled dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Nicole Byer showed up bearing royal blue like the regal goddess she is. She also made a statement in a dark blue silk crop top giving a tummy and pants combo. Who doesn’t love to see some plus size stomach and midriff on the red carpet!? I know I do.
Nicole paired the fit with a beautiful ombre blonde natural colored hair in an African Fulani style.
Natasha Rothwell stuns in a satin ruby red flowing puffy sleeved dress showing a bit of décolletage in custom Safiyaa with Jewelry by Angara and Lang Antiques. Her sleeves added the perfect essence to her smile and natural hairstyle including a top bun with a swooped bang.
Melanie Lynskey showed up in a Christian Siriano original; a green mint off the shoulder number with ruffles and a bit of tulle on the bottom. I always love anything made by Christian Siriano. Melanie even spoke on the red carpet about how important the dress was to her and that she happy to be wearing something that made her feel comfortable.
Ashley Nicole Black
Ashley Nicole Black not only wows us on the screen for “A Black Lady Sketch Show” and her writing in “Ted Lasso,” but she also wows on the gold carpet in a black gown with gloves to match! The mesh/see through bottom half of the dress gives it just enough sexy while her silver clutch and low bun brings the classic Hollywood look together.
We Need More Plus Size fashion on the Red Carpet!
It’s important to see this because while there are plus size designers and plus size stylists at the ready, there are still quite a few designers and stylists who refuse to style or work with stars over a size 8/10. So yes, I’m going to celebrate these looks and moments because it’s 2022 and unfortunately this is still considered groundbreaking.
AND, plus size people deserve to see themselves glammed up and show-stopping on the Emmy’s carpet and everywhere where high fashion is welcomed and is the standard.
The plus size girls who showcased plus size fashion on the red carpet, won last night. That’s it. That’s all.
Did you have a favorite look for the night? Let us know!