Everyone knows the feeling of having nothing to wear to an important event, but for those who don’t fit into society’s strict standards when it comes to size, a universal lack of options (despite demand) makes this conundrum all the more difficult.
One person who’s never shied away from making a statement when it comes to fashion despite these barriers is Lizzo. A woman who has never met a red carpet she hasn’t owned. And now, the singer has gifted one of her most iconic red carpet gowns to help a fan feel her best.
Last month, author Aurielle Marie posted a TikTok explaining to her followers that she was in search of a gown that was “big bitch and red carpet-ready” to wear to the Out 100 Gala. As a self-proclaimed Lizzo stan, Marie then begged the singer to let her borrow her 2022 Emmy Awards look: a red tulle gown by Giambattista Valli that featured a long train and exaggerated sleeves.
“I know you know how it feels to be the biggest bitch in a room, and all of the scrutiny and hyper-visibility that comes along with that because I’ve watched you talk about it,” Marie said in the video to Lizzo, later adding, “I know you a girl for the girls, and I’m a girl and a girl, and I just need to know. I gotta ask. Can I please, please, please wear your dress from the 2022 Emmys?”
In a true TikTok fairytale, it appears the video eventually made its way to Lizzo because earlier this week, Marie shared another video to her account with a very exciting update: The singer had a near-identical version of the magenta tulle awards ceremony dress delivered to her home.
“Shut the fuck up!” Marie said while trying on the dress and breaking down in tears. “I might’ve gotten a few tears on your dress Lizzo, my bad babe. Words don’t suffice and thank you isn’t enough. But THANK YOU! I’m speechless. Ya’ll! A bitch is certified LIZZO-SIZED! And look at this gown! Out Magazine, here I come!”
Replying to @noirediamonds i might’ve gotten a few tears on your dress @lizzo, my bad babe! Words dont suffice, and thank you isnt enough. But THANK YOU! I’m speechless. Y’all! A bitch is certified LIZZO SIZED!!!!!! And LOOK AT THIS GOWN! @Out Magazine here i come! #fyp #foryou #lizzo
As if we needed another reason to love Lizzo to add to the list.