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Sunny, Kim and more: Red carpet styles that show off curves!

Last updated on: September 05, 2013 18:05 IST

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Voluptuous celebrities show you why you're better off not being a size zero.

It's no longer in to be thin.

A healthy trend that's taken hold of the entertainment industry of late is seeing curvy stars everywhere becoming style icons that young women look up to.

Whether it's Bollywood beauty Kareena who's ditched size zero or Hollywood's Christina Hendricks who has shot to fame for her full figure, one thing's for sure -- it's time to ditch that diet and embrace more realistic ideals.

In the following pages, we bring you a few red carpet styles to emulate courtesy our curvy femme fatales, starting with none other than former adult actress Sunny Leone, who's as beautiful with her clothes on as she is with them off. Note how she accentuates an hourglass silhouette with this plunging gold sequined number.


Image: Sunny Leone
Photographs: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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Next we have the sexy Scarlett Johansson, who emphasises her assets in this low-cut black gown, its ruching detail at the torso in stark contrast to the gentle flowing silhouette of the skirt below.


Image: Scarlett Johansson
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

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Sonakshi Sinha, who's gained a couple of pounds of late, camouflages her extra weight in this exquisitely tailored anarkali dress, the bright pops of pink and sheer accents adding character to black as the 'safe' choice.


Image: Sonakshi Sinha
Photographs: Courtesy Tandem Communications

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Colombian siren Sofia Vergara has always spoken of loving her curves and shows them off every chance she gets, like in this blue sheath dress; her sky-high glittering platforms cleverly add a slight slimming effect to the overall look.


Image: Sofia Vergara
Photographs: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

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Closer home, Zarine Khan works her magic in a colourblock outfit, her deep red leather skirt and eye-catching neckpiece distracting from her mid-section.


Image: Zarine Khan
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Her voluptuous figure is her claim to fame, but Kim Kardashian certainly knows how to play it up or then cover up according to her whims and fancies. Here, her long jacket and white mini serve to slim down the hourglass effect, while the lace-up stilettos draw attention to her shapely, toned legs.


Image: Kim Kardashian
Photographs: Lucas Dawson/Getty Images

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Alia Bhatt is no reed-thin starlet, but her clever choice of clothing has her looking svelte -- check out how the cut-out panels and textured bodice on this nude ensemble highlight her trim waist, while disguising her slightly rounder lower belly and hips.


Image: Alia Bhatt
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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What you see is what you get with Kate Winslet -- she's never belonged to the super-slim brigade and chooses to let her natural beauty shine through by opting for designs like this sparkling red carpet reverie.


Image: Kate Winslet
Photographs: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

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Ever since she became a mother, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has sported a much fuller build. Still, she's one of the most beautiful women in the world and her impeccable taste has her sailing through public appearances -- isn't she a vision in this lovely lace creation?


Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

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Another yummy mummy, Beyonce's bootylicious appeal is her trademark and she plays it up constantly, like in this ivory mini, revealing plenty of leg and her super-toned back.


Image: Beyonce
Photographs: Christopher Polk/Getty Images
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While we do wish Vidya Balan would occasionally wear something besides a sari on the red carpet, we have to admit that she's the picture of elegance in some of them. This pretty red drape with its long-sleeved choli reveals hardly an ounce of flesh, but set off with pearls and a delicate clutch, it's an absolute vintage vision.


Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Salma Hayek's voluptuous figure is packed into a rather petite package, but she's a sartorial genius, always working it to her advantage. This flowing white dress, for instance, is cinched tight at the waist to create an hourglass silhouette; its mid length is also strategic and along with the actress' high heels, serves to give her a bit of a much-needed boost.


Image: Salma Hayek
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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There was a time when heavy-set Kajol could never get it right. And now she never seems to get it wrong! Note how the floral embroidery is placed strategically on her gown along with a train, for a very fluid, slender impression.


Image: Kajol
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Mad Men star Christina Hendricks plays it safe here with a chic LBD that emphasises her waspish waist and full bust and hips. She's also known to experiment with her look, however, and doesn't shy away from baring plenty of cleavage in jaw-dropping couture from time to time.


Image: Christina Hendricks
Photographs: Mark Davis/Getty Images

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One of B-Town's leading fashionistas, Neha Dhupia sure knows how to pick them. In this grey number with its sheer-panelled bodice, she plays up her assets and drapes her lower body becomingly in pleats -- overall the perfect 10, wouldn't you say?


Image: Neha Dhupia
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Nips and tucks are a curvy girl's best friend and former professional boxer Laila Ali's citrus choice is no exception, flattering her healthy but toned figure to the fullest.


Image: Laila Ali
Photographs: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis

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Tabu uses her statuesque frame to take away from any extra weight and her choice of sari matters too -- the absence of a busy print and the front-draping style go a long way in playing up her charm.


Image: Tabu
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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And finally we have Jennifer Love Hewitt, who uses heeled boots and a bright blazer to complement her skin-tight jeans, which would have her looking a tad stocky if it weren't for the other two components of the outfit.


Image: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Photographs: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

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