Oscars IN or OUT: Adele in Jenny Packham

Posted on February 25, 2013

After her Grammys debacle, we swore we’d never rag on Miss Adele again for wearing a black dress and we’re going to stick to that promise.


Adele attends the 2013 Academy Awards in a Jenny Packham gown paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

We’re of two minds, which is good, because there are two of us. On the one hand, it’s so standard a “big girl” dress that it’s gone well past cliche. The sleeves, the neckline, the high placement of the waist, and the way it just hangs shapelessly off her hips – it’s all been seen and worn by plenty a plus-sized lady for years. On the other hand, we think it’s a really pretty dress. The beading makes it. And it’s mostly flattering to her shape. We just wish the skirt had a little bit more shape or structure to it so it didn’t just drop to the floor like drapes.

As for the styling, it’s drag-fabulous. We wouldn’t recommend that amount of war paint for most ladies attending the Oscars, but it’s her signature look and she wears it well.

We don’t know, you guys. It’s not an exciting look, but we’re leaning toward IN.



Vote Now!


IN! Serving up DIVA!


OUT! Serving up Lane Bryant!



Voting on J Law’s massive, trip-causing dress is still open.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, Getty]

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