Best known for the range, the dynamics, the tone, and the feel of her voice. Adele has been a renowned icon since the debut of her album “19”, 2008, proving time and time again that her talent and ability to evoke strong emotions through sound and lyricism is incomparable to many artists of her time.
Over the years, there have been significant adjustments in consideration of what Adele would wear to both formal and casual events, and oftentimes, we recognized these outfits as being conservative and classy.
Chapter 30: Style and New Perspectives
However, Adele's divorce seems to be the tower moment she needed to find herself truly and enter a new chapter of her life. A seven year relationship, the heartbreak, the regret and fear that went into finally making such a life changing decision. Eventually, these events benefited her in ways she’d only discover soon after.
Adele sought out healthy and strategic ways to lose weight for a couple of years, with visible changes coming about as of 2021. This decision was made for the sake of becoming more healthy, for both herself and her son. To simply feel more confident in her body, as this was something she had struggled with throughout her twenties.
Many have sought to congratulate Adele on her recent success both in terms of exterior and inner work. Subsequently, there will always be individuals that will not support celebrities and people in general when they choose to make such a drastic change to their appearance.
Adele’s style has remained relatively the same as it was prior to her weight loss journey. The main difference is that these days, she is opting for more bold and eccentric neck lines, statement pieces like hoop earrings and new textures: faux leather, fur, etc,.
She now seems to be more comfortable expressing herself fashionably, on trend, whilst still animating her somewhat conservative and classy style.
Furthermore, her style changes, form fitting wardrobe and modern makeup are all a part of her Post Breakup redemption arc, as stated by certain trainers and stylists she’s worked with.
Her style has always been a reflection of her music, which remains consistently dark, emotional, moody, earthy, and rich in essence. She can be seen wearing rich and royal reds, blues and green, as well as blacks, browns and whites.
Fashion Favorites from Adele
From recent interviews, it seems that Adele is a great fan of the following:
Hoop Earrings: Typically Gold
Pat Mcgrath Eyeliner: In general, she loves their eyeliner!
Her Armani 2012 Grammys Dress: The Black Dress
Cate Banchet: A celebrity Adele admires for her style
Body Positivity and the Hypocrisy in terms of Adele’s recent changes:
Standing as both a representative and advocate for this community does not come without its issues. You can still struggle with being happy with your appearance, being healthy, or confident and stand behind your sociological views. Her decision to lose over one-hundred pounds was made for all of the right reasons, and as long as she did it in a healthy manner, she should not be scrutinized so wrongfully for transforming into a person she wants to be outwardly.
Something that must be addressed is how bizarre and unwarranted comments on certain recent posts of Adele’s have been from women of the body-positivity community. It was in the above instagram post that many took to attack Adele for losing the weight she’d worked so hard to lose. In no way shape or form does one’s weight loss imply that they believe beauty lies in one’s size. She has consistently been a part of and genuinely supported this community throughout her entire career.
Many have chosen to ignore her mental health throughout the entire situation. She was insecure about her weight, insecure about herself, unhappy and unfulfilled and most importantly, an alcoholic. Drinking her sorrows away and wallowing through the pains plus-sized women experience in this superficial society we exist in. She sought therapy for a plethora of reasons, and is no stranger to struggling in her personal life. We should be respectful of people when they choose to wake up and actively improve themselves in the manner they believe will activate a new mindset, regardless of the narratives of those who do not have the same life experience as her or anyone else for that matter.
Body Positivity should be all inclusive, founded in order to support people of all shapes and sizes, regardless of beauty “standards” and ideals.
Adele shines brightly, with a new light shining through her smile. She seems to be on the road to truly healing and evolving as a person.
She has always been a brilliant, beautiful, talented and sophisticated woman. Her album is beyond beautiful, she will have you floating upon the sorrow and sharp reflection with a sense of peace, maintaining recognition for what those events represented and where. We move forward knowing what life had been for what it was, for what it felt like and how we decide it will dictate our reality.
It is truly satisfying to see someone who’s been through so much come out on the other side... Okay. No puns for today? I get it...
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