In the recent thread on this forum about a set of seductive test photos from gorgeous plus-size model Kristina Yeo, the writer mentioned the size-positive appeal of her stunning dress:
Originally Posted by HSG
...a tiered dress that wraps close to her figure, embracing her rounded, size-16 curves. The sleeveless style bares her attractively untoned arms, while the close fit delineates her buxom contours, reverse-view curves, womanly hips, and, most alluring of all, a slight swell at her waist.
The tiered fabric creates a fascinating visual. It subconsciously recalls bandage wrapping (than which nothing could embrace the body more snugly and lovingly).
The bandage-wrap dress seems to have come into fashion almost immediately after this post appeared! Christina Aguilera famously wore it at the AMA awards, where it showcased the gorgeous swell at her waist.
In the video of the performance, Christina appears at 2:18:
Bonnie fuller had a great article about how pro-curvy this appearance was:
Yes, there were gasps when Christina Aguilera appeared on the AMA’s stage last night, November 20th, considerably more curvy than she has ever been. So what?
The singer and The Voice judge looked bodacious and bootylicious in a white, short and skin tight Herve Leger bandage dress.
She had definitely gained some weight...a source who’s a close friend of Christina’s tells Radaronline that “Christina loves her curves,” and wonders — “since when is it not okay to have curves?”
She is apparently happy in her skin and feels “it’s not what you look like in a dress, it is how you feel and it is about owning your dress.” If you want to wear a tight dress, then own it,” her friend says.
Great point Christina. You looked comfortable. You looked sexy and you performed with confidence. Your silver hosiery and shoes were perfect with your minidress.
Furthermore, Christina “feels like she is setting an example for women and young girls, especially Latinas”, according to her friend. ” She’s very proud of her curves. Christina thinks she is a good role model — not everyone is super skinny and she wants girls to embrace their body type.”
Furthermore, Christina’s boyfriend, Matthew Rutter, loves her exactly the way she is. Hollywoodlife.com observed Matthew hugging Christina, rubbing her back and indulging in more PDA both in front and away from the cameras at the Skyrim launch event on Tuesday, November 8th at the Belasco Theater, in LA.
Meanwhile, as the Daily Mail reports, Kelly Clarkson also appeared in a bandage dress just a few days later on the TV show X Factor.
What's wonderful in these articles is how enthusiastically pro-curvy the text is about these singers and how they have worn dresses that embrace and closely define their well-fed bodies.
She channelled her inner Jessica Rabbit in a sparking red dress at the American Music Awards on Sunday.
And tonight Kelly Clarkson proudly displayed her womanly curves once again as she took to the stage performing on the X Factor results show.
The American Idol winner took to the stage in a figure-hugging gold bandage dress to belt out her latest hit What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger), the title track of her new album.
Kelly, 29, who can no doubt relate to the hopefuls on the show, strutted around the stage proudly showing off her fuller figure and her amazing talent.
Between the two singers, I think Christina has the more sensually gorgeous roundness at her middle, but Kelly has the more alluringly womanly hips.
All three girls are gorgeous, but I think Kristina Yeo, as the size-16 plus-size model, tops them all. It's wonderful to think that her images might have inspired this trend, and that she might be showing these singers, and all curvy girls, how enthusiastically they can and should celebrate their curves in size-celebratory bandage-wrap dresses.
I hope more plus-size models will shoot in bandage dresses in the future. These outfits are the essence of size-celebratory fashion.