Hollywood is a big town with small dress sizes. Most sample sizes for red carpet gowns are 0-2 (not 20). Actresses who are plus-sized or even over a size 6 have to vie for the top dresses alongside sample size A-Listers. In addition, the top dresses often go to the current year’s hot new style darlings like the kids from Glee.
But in the political world of couture dress placement, there are a handful of designers offering sophistication for the not-so-tiny. David Meister is one of them.
This American clothier is known for impeccable fit and modern styling. Many of his designs are very body conscious, but he also offers a plus size line of gowns. His designs have been worn by The Help’s Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy from Bridesmaids.
Meister’s use of sleek, luxurious fabrics translates well with any body type. I like the way he plays with draping to hide possible problem areas. He knows how to show skin in all the right places and as a result, he manages to use a lot of fabric while never delving into the dreaded frumpy category.
It’s nice to see evening wear for those of us who actually eat bread on a sandwich. It may not be a popular belief in Hollywood, but larger women deserve to look beautiful too.