'Why you gotta put so much fabric on a big girl?': Chrissy Metz talks fashion inclusivity on the Emmys red carpet
Chrissy Metz isn’t afraid to let her star shine.
The “This Is Us” star arrived at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in an eye-catching emerald green custom creation, ready to party the night away alongside her famous pals.
Metz told “Entertainment Tonight” that she wanted a “glamorous” look for the event, and that’s why she went with a one-shouldered gown by John Paul Ataker. The 37-year-old actor told reporters that she was happy with her open neckline, joking, “I’m like, ‘Why you gotta put so much fabric on a big girl?'”
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The jewel-toned look was one of the fashion highlights of the night, but the actress admitted that she’s had to move out of her comfort zone when it comes to dressing for the red carpet.
In a 2017 interview, Metz told People, “The red carpet transformed how I dressed. I never wore form-fitting dresses before. There are a lot of people who make you feel uncomfortable if you show a chubby stomach, arm or leg. I was being educated, while becoming part of the conversation on size inclusivity.”
The star is now using her platform and visibility to inspire designers to create clothing for all body types, and for women to be fearless in their fashion choices.
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“I want to encourage women to enjoy what they’re wearing, as opposed to just finding a boring black dress that fits,” she said, noting that a fashion line of her own is in her future. “We need to be specific about how clothing fits different body shapes. I want to show personality, and make something that I want to wear. If I don’t want to wear it, I would not want to sell it.”
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