In an interview with Rolling Stone, she said, “Sometimes I'm curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn't plus-size. Not saying everyone is my size, but it's relatable because I'm not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable.” Adele has consciously channeled the glamorous elegance of the 1940’s and 50’s in her carefully crafted wardrobe.
Her trademark dress of a long-sleeved black dress with a lacey overlay is almost startling in this era where most female singers strut onstage in tight and degradingly revealing outfits. “I don't make music for eyes, I make music for ears,” she has said.
She seems real, and her refusal to conform to the fashionably thin “model” makes her seem even more real.
This reflects the concept of tzniut, modesty or discretion, which puts the emphasis on the soul over that of the body.
Tzniut is the concept that drives us to dress, speak and live with the notion that we are souls more than we are bodies, with an aim toward dignity and discretion in clothing, word and deed.
I was very insulted, and wrote that as a 'fuck you.'" In the end, Adele got the best revenge a girl could ever have: In February, she swept up a whopping six Grammys for "21" and received a standing ovation from the cream of the industry's elite.
The British singer-songwriter Adele is immensely talented, beautiful, and staggeringly successful. In its first week, her third album, 25, has sold over three million copies, breaking *NSYNC’s record in the 2000 release of No Strings Attached.
Part of it, at least, is due to the fact that she is unapologetically a plus-sized woman.
While her size shouldn’t be an issue at all, because of the novelty of her talent and success, it is.Adele’s unusually discreet performance wardrobe has struck a chord with millions of women who are offended by the starkly provocative, barely-there outfits favored by so many other female entertainers.Working in an industry with unforgiving standards for physical beauty and insane and degrading competition for who is the sexiest performer today, perhaps those performers feel they have no choice.Tired of their endless sparring, a child at the table gets up and turns on Adele’s song “Hello.” The tension melts instantly as family members of all ages and political stripes begin singing along rapturously, even morphing into Adele lookalikes.Adele (Adkins) was born in north London to working-class parents. Growing up, she was obsessed with the voices of emotive singers, especially Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, huge stars in the 1940’s and ‘50s.Fashion designers hope that her vintage-inspired, more modest dresses might spark a new sartorial trend.