10 Fashion Icons for Real Women


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Queen Latifah
All hail the Queen! Latifah isn't afraid to show off her generous curves, and she looks gorgeous doing it.
All hail the Queen! Latifah isn't afraid to show off her generous curves, and she looks gorgeous doing it.
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Queen Latifah makes glamorous look oh-so-easy, and that's saying something for a former '80s-era rapper. This royal starlet made our list because she's beautiful, ever-evolving and not afraid to show her refreshingly curvy figure. Plus, Latifah seems to steer clear of over-the-top extensions, too-heavy makeup and throw-away trends -- tendencies we also find refreshing.

We especially love her ability to co-opt menswear for her signature look, adapting the clothing to accentuate her fuller figure, as well as her take on jeans (she's a master at dressing denim up or down). She's even been known to pull off the donning of a cat suit. How could we not be impressed?