Designers Line Up to Dress "Full-Sized" Gabourey Sidibe
Despite her curves, Precious' Gabourey Sidibe has her pick for Oscar dresses.
"We've been offered dresses by all these huge designers. It just proves that anyone can dress a full-sized woman," her stylist Linda Medvene tells USA Today.
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Choosing a gown has been "quite easy," continues Medvene. "I have such good relationships with people and they're madly in love with Gabby. Everyone wants to dress her. Working with Gabby has been so easy because she's so comfortable with who she is, in her skin."
The Best Supporting Actress nominee, 26, had her first dress fitting on Tuesday ahead of the March 7 awards show.
will wear a Marchesa gown to the March 7 Awards show. (Celeb fans of the line include Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez.) Her first fitting was Tuesday.
Sidibe admitted on The Oprah Winfrey Show last fall that she's struggled with her body image.
"It's something I've had to work at. My first diet started when I was six years old," she said. "I've never been a small girl. One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body."
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Around the time she turned 22, she decided to embrace her figure.
"I got tired of feeling bad all the time. I got tired of hating myself," Sidibe said.