Octavia: It's easy to dress the perfect body

Last updated 11:12 12/07/2013
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TA' TADASHI: Octavia Spencer wearing the amazingly-flattering designs of the incomparable Tadashi Shoji.

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Octavia Spencer says designing clothes for a perfect body is "easy", and so designers that craft flattering dresses for different body shapes should be applauded more. 

The curvy actress has stepped out in designer Tadashi Shoji's creations while promoting her new film Fruitvale Station.

Octavia is a fan of Tadashi's figure-flattering formal dresses, and has praised him for making gowns she feels great in.

"People will be very angry when I say this, but I think it's easy to cut for a perfect body," she told InStyle.com. "Anybody can cut for a body that's a size two. [It's harder] to cut for a body like mine. People don't realise I have an ample waistline. They say, 'Oh, she knows how to dress her curves.' What curves? I have lumps!"

Octavia gushed about some of the standout red carpet looks the designer has made for her. This year, Octavia sported a teal lace dress at the Cannes Film Festival courtesy of her fashion friend.

"Tadashi makes them look smooth [curves]. He makes me feel sexy. He makes me feel beautiful and presentable," she gushed. "Listen if you were as busy as I am, the very last thing you want to be worrying about is how you look. [With Tadashi,] I would roll out of bed and let him turn this cow into a silk purse!"

Octavia's love for Tadashi's designs began during awards season last year. The Help star wore one of his creations to the Golden Globes in January and burst into tears when she first donned the dress.

"I know the designer I'm wearing, Tadashi Shoji," she told E! Online last year. "My mom always taught us to dance with the one that brung ya and he gave me a lot of clothes while we were on [The Help] publicity tour. I am honoured that he is designing something for me and I'm thrilled."

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