Looking Perfect at Plus Size: Which Actress Dressed Best?

01/16/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Amber Riley
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We admit we were drooling over Elle MacPherson last night — that body! that hair! — but some other ladies on the Golden Globes red carpet also had us doing double takes. Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy and Amber Riely all swathed their curves in gorgeous designer gowns, highlighting their best features and leaving us with a case of fashion envy.

Spencer — who nabbed a best supporting actress award and gave another moving acceptance speech — looked lovely in a lavender Tadashi Shoji V-neck cap-sleeve gown with jewel detail. The Help star was still searching for a Globes gown last week, but definitely found a winner.

Meanwhile, funnygirl McCarthy opted against a design from her own label, and instead chose a long-sleeved V-neck emerald gown by Badgley Mischka, sticking with several of the night’s big trends. Glee‘s Riley selected a dress by the esteemed design duo, too, rocking the red carpet in a strapless fire-engine dress.

All three stars were perfect 10s in their Globes gowns, but we want to know what you think. Tell us: Which plus-size star dressed best?  


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Sweta on

OMG CANT WAIT. I need to wait till 12:01. But got School in morning and i need sleep. Who Cares about School? Its too Boring might as well sleep druing School lol. i dont care what teachers say i need to wait for this. but i do usually go to sleep at around 2:30 so non of ^^^^ that was nessiciary. Sorry im, being so random Im just really giddy today. lol

Hasin on

i wish i could live-tweet with you or something… there is a aitverscnoon to be had throughout this show!i’m watching now and i have two things to say, so far:1. kelly osborne’s hair is honest-to-goodness old lady purple. in the bad way.2. nicole richie’s run down of her designers included “hair by suave professionals” and that’s weird.

Natiyy on

Holly, dear Friend, I am so THRILLED for you just imagine a whole day named JUST FOR YOU!!!!! Wow! I’ll bet there are not many popele in this whole world who have that honor. You are so dear, so passionate, and so GOOD at what you do thank you for the difference you are making in this world. I am honored to have you as my friend.Blessings and love,BarbaraP.S. I have a book on Appreciation, too, called The Simple Truths of Appreciation How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference. Let me know if you would like a copy.XOXOXOXOX

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