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My Curves Have No Bounds: Curvy Red Carpet Babes Of The 2016 Award Season

02/29/2016 03:49 EST | Updated 03/01/2016 09:59 EST

Hollywood certainly isn't known for its body diversity. In fact, the range of body sizes represented on the big screen tends to fall somewhere between a size zero and maybe a size six. Despite the lack of representation of curvy and plus-size women in the industry, it has been encouraging to see the body positivity and diversity growing from year to year.

As the Oscars wrapped up the 2016 award season, we have seen a stunning and inspiring array of curvy style on the red carpets. We must celebrate not only the inclusion of all body types, from the "in-betweenies" to the plus size, but also the growing options for the variety of body types on the red carpet.

In the past, celebrities like Melissa McCarthy have had trouble getting designers to agree to dress them for the awards season. And for years, many plus-size women on the red carpets were forced to wear ensembles that looked like they had been pulled from the bottom of a discount prom dress bin. Now we are seeing sensational and dynamic curvy looks being designed for plus-size women.

Even more exciting, celebrities like McCarthy are taking matters into their own hands and designing their own garments for the red carpet.

Take a look at the curvy women who have won us over on this year's red carpets:

  • Melissa McCarthy
    John Shearer via Getty Images
    Melissa McCarthy at the 2016 Golden Globes
  • Mindy Kaling
    George Pimentel via Getty Images
    Mindy Kaling at the Academy Awards
  • Ashley Graham
    Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images
    Ashley Graham at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party (Because that dress!)
  • Adele
    Mike Marsland via Getty Images
    Adele at the Brit Awards
  • Adele
    Luca Teuchmann via Getty Images
    Adele (wardrobe change) at the Brit Awards
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    Todd Williamson via Getty Images
    Whoopi Goldberg at the Academy Awards
  • Rebel Wilson
    Samir Hussein via Getty Images
    Rebel Wilson at the British Academy Film Awards
  • Queen Latifah
    Trae Patton/NBC via Getty Images
    Queen Latifah at the Golden Globes
  • Amber Riley
    Jesse Grant via Getty Images
    Amber Riley at the NAACP Image Awards
  • Elle King
    Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images
    Elle King at the Grammys
  • Adele
    John Shearer via Getty Images
    Adele at the Grammys
  • Christina Hendricks
    Gregg DeGuire via Getty Images
    Christina Hendricks at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Mindy Kaling
    Stefanie Keenan via Getty Images
    Mindy Kaling at the Costume Designers Guild Awards
  • Gabourey Sidibe
    Frazer Harrison via Getty Images
    Gabourey Sidibe at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe After Party
  • Dascha Polanco
    Frazer Harrison via Getty Images
    Dascha Polanco at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Melissa McCarthy
    Jeffrey Mayer via Getty Images
    Melissa McCarthy at the Critic’s Choice Awards
  • Megan Trainor
    Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images
    Megan Trainor at the Grammys
  • Amy Schumer
    Gregg DeGuire via Getty Images
    Amy Schumer Critic’s Choice Awards
  • Jazmine Sullivan
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    Jazmine Sullivan at the Grammys
  • Elle King
    Larry Busacca via Getty Images
    Elle King at the Pre-Grammy Gala
  • Melissa McCarthy
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    Melissa McCarthy at the People's Choice Awards
  • Queen Latifah
    Gregg DeGuire via Getty Images
    Queen Latifah at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Mindy Kaling
    John Shearer via Getty Images
    Mindy Kaling at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party
  • Adrienne C. Moore
    Jeff Vespa via Getty Images
    Adrienne C. Moore at the Screen Actors Guild Awards


Every woman, with no exceptions, deserves to feel comfortable in her own body, and to believe that the world is made just as much for her as the next person. That's why with "My Curves Have No Bounds," we're going to get real and talk about our bodies, what we put on them, and how we feel about everything in between. We want to break down the barriers and outdated notions that plus-size women encounter everyday. So check back every other week for more from "My Curves Have No Bounds," by Amanda Montgomery of Latest Wrinkle.

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