When I saw Nia Long wearing this Tucker NYC dress by Gaby Basora, I thought, “Wow, I need that dress!” The color is amazing, and on Nia, the dress is absolutely beautiful. So naturally, I visited Tucker’s website to find out more about the flattering purple dress with dots.
|Nia Long wearing Tucker’s Abigail Party Dress|
|Model wearing XS Abigail Party Dress|
Needless to say, when I found Nia’s dress, my excitement immediately waned because the dress was not as appealing on the model as it was on Nia. I mean honestly, which woman makes you want to buy this dress? Nia or the model?
While it is not my intent to hurt anyone’s feelings, it is in all honesty that I say the “curve-less” model makes me want to leave the dress exactly where it is, and it is Nia who makes the same purple dress one that I would consider owning.
What’s the difference? For me, it is obvious. The model simply has no curves for the dress to hug. She does not bring the vibrance of the dress to life. While Nia, on the other hand, looks like the dress was designed with her in mind. As a consumer with curves, Nia, a curvaceous woman, is the type of model I would like to see wearing the clothes that I would consider purchasing. For far too long have I seen figure-less women model the clothes that women with curves have to buy, and then those same women, who are size 8 or 10, are forced to compare how they look in their clothes to women who are a size 0 or a 2. That is an unrealistic comparison. In fact, had I only seen the dress on the model, I would not have given it a second look. It is because I saw Nia wearing the dress first, that I can actually envision myself wearing it.
Thank you Nia for sharing your picture of you rocking the Tucker dress because you did her a favor, and to the designers like Gaby Basora, I demand to see more curvy women wearing your clothes because those women make your clothes beautiful.