It’s not a myth. The camera really does add 15 pounds. And the proof lies in Beyoncé’s dress size versus how her hour glass figure appears on screen.
On camera—whether television or polaroids—Bey has mastered the art of posing and wearing clothes that accentuate her banging body. The 32-year-old pop singer was open about gaining 57 pounds during her pregnancy. Because of it, she proudly flaunts her 135 pound body post-Blue Ivy in the visuals for Beyonce.
As toned and fit as the 17-time Grammy award winner is, who would’ve thought she was smaller than a size four?
Designer Michael Costello, the guy responsible for her fabulous Grammy look, revealed that Bey is about a size 2/4. Prior to Sunday's award show he didn’t have any size or measurements for her, but the dress fit perfectly.
“It was incredible! We didn’t have any of her sizes or measurements,” Costello said. “The dress was just made to fit a sample mannequin. It’s smaller than a size 4. She is tiny! That dress is at least a 2/4. She looks amazing. I just love the way it all came together.”
Costello actually made four other pieces for the pop singer that night so her stylist Ty Hunter would have options. He says the dress was inspired by New York.
“Well, the dress was inspired by New York. The Winter Wonderland in New York. I’ve been obsessed with New York, the culture, the lifestyle. I love visiting the city when it’s covered in snow. I imagined snow falling onto plants, and trees. It was as if snow was falling onto fabric. When I found the fabric and cut out the leaves and flowers. It all came out together magically. I remember sketching out the dress, and I thought this is exactly how I wanted to do the dress.”
Michael Costello may have lost “Project Runway,” but he's blown up among Hollywood circles. His designs have draped Ashanti, Jessica White and Tamar Braxton on the red carpet.
Bey’s stylist Ty connected with Costello via Instagram for the look that left everyone panting like a dog in heat over her beautiful gown. Ty told E! News:
“I did the fitting the day of. [Michael] didn’t even have her measurements. But when she put it on, it fit perfectly!...It’s just great to see the response of the white dress. She felt beautiful. Everyone felt in awe when she walked out. Sometimes you just know something is going to hit hard.”
Like most women, Beyonce’s weight fluctuates and she’s probably slimmed down from being on tour for the past year. It’s hard to believe a woman as curvy as Bey can fit her coke bottle frame into a 2 or 4. Whatever size she is you can tell she’s happy, confident and feels sexy. And that’s what it’s about.
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