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5 Quotes from Adele on Style, Beauty, & Body Image

by Ashley on March 14, 2012

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Adele gets a lot of flack– for being a “fat girl” (hint: Adele admits to being a size 14-16 which, if those are UK sizes, is a US 10-12: smaller than the average US woman. If not, she’s approximately a US 16-18.); for playing it “too safe” with her fashion choices (I say? A preference for stunning, simple black dresses is not a bad thing).

Don’t worry girl– ah gotcha back.  Not that you need it! I’m like Johnny Cash. I only wear black.” — The Daily Mail

“I’ve seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down. And I just don’t want that in my life.” – Vogue

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.” — The Daily Mail

“I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my t**s and a** out for no one.” - Rolling Stone

No matter what you look like, I think the key is to be happy with yourself. Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look.” –60 Minutes

And a bonus on humility: “You can’t complain about your dressing room, or you’ll look like Celine Dion.” – The Observer

Cheeky and blunt, I can’t help but admire Adele’s candor on her style and body image.  Sometimes her bluntness may be alienating (like her comments towards thin girls), but I can’t help but love how unabashedly confident & unapologetic she is about herself.

If you were to be that cheeky & blunt about yourself, what would you say?

Mine may say something like, “I love the way I look and feel when I doll myself up, but most of the time I can’t keep my mascara from running by the end of the day.  I’ve accepted that I can never be THAT girl.

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