Plus Size Celebrity Designer Dresses: Red Carpet Fashion

Plus Size Dresses on Celebrities. What are our favorite plus-size celebrities wearing in 2013? Who was a fashion hit in red carpet events and who made it to the worst dressed list? Let’s check them out shall we? We begin with British singing superstar who was much praised for her fabulous Jenny Packham beaded dress during the 2013 Oscar Awards where she won the best song trophy.

plus size dress 2013 - adele in jenny packham

On the other hand, the critics were not kind when she wore this Valentino Spring 2013 Couture Floral-Lace Long Sleeve Dress to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

plus size celebrity red carpet 2013 - adele in valentino

Meanwhile, here’s Glee star Amber Riley in a dark purple Christian Siriano gown which she wore to the 2013 Screen Actors Guild award.

plus size gowns 2013 - amber riley in christiano siriano - sag awards

We’re not sold on the pink Dorothy Perkins dress that Amber wore to the Essence Black Women in Music event last February…

amber riley plus size dress - Dorothy Perkins - 2013 black women in music event

… but we are absolutely loving this body-hugging Theia dress she wore to last year’s NAACP Image Awards. It’s just fabulous.

plus size evening dress - amber riley in theia gown - 2012 naacp image awards

We are also loving this red Micheal Costello gown which Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott wore to the Essence Black Women in Music 2013. She’s a fiery, sexy goddess in that stunning dress.

jill scott - red carpet dress 2013 - plus size fashion

There’s something not quite right about Melissa McCarthy‘s red carpet dress in this year’s Oscar Awards. It’s not the dress itself that is problematic and we don’t think its Melissa either because she usually rocks her outfits. We totally blame the stylist for this ill-fitting look.


Looking at Queen Latifah at the 2013 NYC Ballet Gala wearing a black Carmen Marc Valvo number made us go, “Wow! She really is a Queen”. We’re loving it as much as Amber Riley’s Theia dress above.

Awww. How cute is Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer in her Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Peplum Cocktail Dress. We love, love, love it. Of course we also love, love, love Ms. Spencer.

octavia spencer red carpet look - Embroidered Lace Peplum Cocktail Dress by Tadashi Shoji

Okay, let’s check out the fabulous outfits that celebrities wore before 2013. Let’s check them out. Of all the plus-size dresses we’ve seen, our favorite would be this Adrianna Papell Illusion Bodice Jersey Sheath Dress on Mo’nique.

monique plus size dress by adrianna papell

Two years ago, Beth Ditto was spotted rocking her Ivana Helsinki Ella Dress.

plus size celebrity dress - Beth Ditto was spotted in the Ivana Helsinki Ella Dress

Meanwhile, here’s Oprah looking pretty gorgeous in her a green Honor Fall 2011 RTW Longsleeve Gown. Pic was taken last year at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

oprah plus size dresses - Honor Fall 2011 RTW Longsleeve Gown

Oprah in a Zac Posen dress at the 83rd Academy Awards last February 2011.

oprah plus size red carpet gown - Zac Posen

Hairpray star Nikki Blonsky is looking very happy in her wrap dress by Igigi.


Melissa McCarthy in a Marina Rinaldi dress during the 84th Academy Awards.

melissa mccarthy plus size dress - Marina Rinaldi

Actress, singer and dancer and plus-size model KayCee Stroh looks good in her Simdog Lacy Asymmetrical Slub Tank, no?

kaycee stroh plus size model in Simdog Lacy Asymmetrical Slub Tank

So which of the above outfits is your favorite? Want more plus-size fashion? Go check out our post on Jeans for Plus Size Girls.

Plus Size Celebrity Designer Dresses: Top Red Carpet Evening Gowns. Posted 23 June 2013. Last updated: April 24, 2020 at 0:28 am.