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The streets are blocked off, the stylists are on call, and the red carpet has literally been rolled out. The first Monday in May is here. But while the arrival of the Met Gala brings daring, avant-garde looks that dominate the fashion press for weeks afterward it doesn’t offer much in the body diversity department.

After vocalizing her displeasure at designers’ reluctance to dress her famed plus-size model Ashley Graham arrived at the 2017 Met Gala in custom H&M but when it came to plus-size women she was solo on the carpet.

Here are the 5 plus-sized beauties we’d like to see walk the Met Gala red carpet.



The Orange Is The New Black actress is an expert at playing with color and accessories like capes and hair jewelry. If she’s good enough to walk the runway for Christian Siriano with style, imagine the sass and class she would give us on those famous steps.


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Marquita Pring rehearses for the ADDITION ELLE NYFW September 2017 Presentation on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Getty Images for Addition Elle)

An IMG model who prefers the term “curvy” to plus-size this Lane Bryant campaign star’s charm needs to be recognized off the runway.


PASADENA, CA – APRIL 29: Loni Love attends the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/WireImage)

The Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show host and comedian has been remarkably transparent about her struggles finding formal wear. Seeing her at the event that has been dubbed “the fashion Oscars” would be a triumphant moment for every curvy girl who has felt the fitting room blues.


47TH NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – Arrivals
Featuring: Amber Riley
Where: Pasadena, California, United States
When: 05 Feb 2016
Credit: Nicky Nelson/

Amber Riley has been on her grind across the pond but she doesn’t mind coming back home to slay in voluminous skirts.


INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Lizzo attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

After two back to back sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Lizzo is on top of the world. A noted fashion risk-taker who is unafraid to pair a floral crown and a garter belt with metallic sneakers she’s more than capable of giving life to this year’s theme of “Heavenly Bodies”.

Which plus-size celeb would you like to see attend the Met Gala? Let us know in the comments!


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