March 25, 2009

So, Beyonce Has a 19 inch Waist? Okaaay...

I almost swallowed my gum when I read that headline over at US Weekly. Read what I read below:

Beyonce's rep is firing back at critics who have said the singer, 27, has packed on pounds.

After Beyonce was photographed in NYC March 8 for her I ... Am tour in a Thierry Mugler couture dress, online commenters blasted her curves ("Why does she look so deformed?" one commenter quipped).

But her rep tells the dress -- which was originally designed for Jerry Hall -- is to blame.

"This is not a weight-gain issue," her rep tells Us. "Beyonce is in the best shape of her life. The exaggerated hips are a design element of a truly couture dress. Beyonce has always loved this dress."

What's more, a rep for designer Mugler tells Us the waist on Hall's dress was 23 inches and was reduced to 19 for Beyonce. Says the Mugler rep, "The padded hips intentionally focus attention to the waist."

Now, I sew, which makes me deal with dress forms and mannequins regularly to drape fabric and to see how a finished garment is gonna fall. Neither my dress form (who has a 26 in. waist) nor my mannequin who is 5'9, super tiny and shaped almost like a 12 year old from the waist down (her measurements come out to 32-24-34) even has a 19 in. waist. So a 19 in. waist on the spectacularly curvy Beyonce is a little hard for me to co-sign believe, sorry. Now someone who I do think may actually have a 19 in. waist? My niece who is all of 6 years old.

Beyonce, own your curves Ma, nothing wrong with that.


  1. I actually have a 19 inch waist lol but my weight is in the 80's lol and my hips and 29 inches.

    The only 19 inches on beyonce is maybe the circumfrence of one of her calves.

    .. or her forearm.


    UH the proof is in the picture.
    they'd have to have ADDED AN EXTRA PANEL OF FABRIC to fit beyonces bovine butt into JERRY HALL'S DRESS.

  2. That is the most disgusting comment I've ever seen. xx

  3. Beyonce's stats is probably around 36-26-39 when she's thicker, 35-25-38 when she's a little trimmer...but 19 inch waist? wth.

  4. what's the most disgusting comment you've everseen???
    mine??? huh? how??

  5. Beyonce looks fine. I remember she was wearing a corset for this dress (and a few others. It is reminiscent of the 1950's nightgowns. Her figure was modified by the dress. She does not really look like that. It is done to look something like the barbie figure.