Lena Dunham rejects notion plus-size women should only wear black

Lena Dunham doesn’t want to let her figure stop her from wearing bold and colourful designs. The Girls actress enjoys wearing quirky and creative outfits and refuses to abide by the notion that women who aren’t sample size should be restricted to blac…

Lena Dunham doesn’t want to let her figure stop her from wearing bold and colourful designs.

The Girls actress enjoys wearing quirky and creative outfits and refuses to abide by the notion that women who aren’t sample size should be restricted to black clothing.

“In Hollywood, I feel like there’s this almost rule that if you’re not a sample size, you’re supposed to wear a black column gown and just go simple and surprise people with your hair, ” she told Vogue.com. “I don’t like that rule.”

Lena, who cites eccentric fashion stars Daphne Guinness and Isabella Blow as inspirations for her newfound flamboyant style, likes to select pieces which make her feel “really alive”, but also places importance on comfort.

“I love clothing,” she continued. “And when people notice that I love clothing, it feels really good. For me now, a peasant dress or a funny smocklike shift is just a basic. It’s so trite to say, but you don’t have to trade comfort for style. And there are days where I just need to be cosy, and I’ve had to figure out how to do that in a way that feels chic to me. It can be a challenge, but I’m figuring it out.”

The 33-year-old has become friends with designers such as Christopher Kane, who has a display of her paintings in his London store, and Marco Capaldo and Kikka Cavenati of 16Arlington, who recently cast her in their London Fashion Week runway show.

Lena was first introduced to the design duo by her stylist last year and they ended up outfitting her for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in London.

“It’s my greatest joy to wear things that are a little bit funny,” she explained. “And what I love about Marco and Kikka is that they make something that fits your body beautifully, but also has a sense of humour. When I attended the Once Upon a Time premiere, I was like, ‘I look like a hot Muppet!'”

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