Runway models have perfect proportions — they are tall and also have endlessly long legs. It’s believed that clothes look more showy and advantageous on these body shapes. But is this always true?

We at Enlighten selected 20+ runway outfits that actresses and singers have worn too and offer you the chance to decide who those outfits look best on: models with ideal body shapes or celebrities with ordinary body shapes?

1. Christian Dior / Jennifer Lawrence

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The actress is well aware of what fashion is all about (or it’s her stylist who knows). Changing the bra a bit and adding the belt made the dress look more glamorous.

2. Christian Dior / Jennifer Lawrence

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The famous dress the actress was wearing when she got the “Oscar” and fell on the stairs looks kind of lackluster on the model. It’s also good that Jennifer decided to not put on that specific head piece.

3. Ralph & Russo / Penélope Cruz

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Penélope Cruz is one of those celebrities who can’t be remembered for having any fashion fails in her past. This bold dress looks as good on the actress as it does on the model.

4. Thierry Mugler / Kim Kardashian

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This socialite is known for her outstanding shape and that flirty neckline looks better on her than on the skinny model.

5. Jean Paul Gaultier / Kim Kardashian

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This golden gown looks more erotic on Kim. Do you like how clothing looks on curvy women?

6. Marques Almeida / Rihanna


This singer is known for her love of bold fashion. Perhaps that’s why even the most awkward-at-first-sight outfits look stylish and organic on Rihanna. Would you wear this fur coat?

7. Christian Dior / Rihanna


The extravagant coat got a new and more attractive look on the singer.

8. Giambattista Valli / Rihanna

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The famous Rihanna dress is hardly recognizable on the model. Who do you think it looks better on?

9. Ralph & Russo / Jennifer Lopez

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The fabulous J.Lo has never been known for her model-like skinniness. And the example of this dress proves once again that outfits don’t always look better on models.

10. Gucci / Salma Hayek

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This hot Mexican woman also doesn’t strive to have a skinny body shape and feels proud of her feminine curves. She chooses dresses in different styles and doesn’t feel shy about wearing outfits that were first shown on skinny models on the runway.

11. Zuhair Murad / Chrissy Teigen


Chrissy has strengthened body-positive tendencies in Hollywood and her efforts are not in vain — just look at how beautiful this snow-white dress looks on her.

12. Julien Macdonald / Krysten Ritter

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Though the actress’s measurements are close to being those of a model, this dress, when combined with scarlet lipstick and classic shoes, still looks different on her.

13. Zuhair Murad / Nicole Kidman

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Nicole is tall and has model-like measurements, moreover, her waist looks thinner than the model’s. Who does this nice dress look better on, in your opinion?

14. Marc Jacobs / Rita Ora

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The singer likes bright and unpredictable outfits. Even these feathers give her a special chic look.

15. Zuhair Murad / Catherine Zeta-Jones

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The actress has always been proud of her feminine figure. Even at 50, she still continues choosing open dresses that look better on her than on the original models.

16. Oscar de la Renta / Margot Robbie

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This beautiful actress managed to turn an inconspicuous dress into a total hit.

17. Chanel / Margot Robbie

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Margot also has a perfect taste when choosing daring and loud outfits.

18. Alexandre Vauthier / Lucy Liu

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This interesting dress with a barrel-like skirt looks stylish on Lucy Liu. The length of the outfit became more moderate on the actress which added more charm to it.

19. Balmain / Katy Perry

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The actress and singer likes unusual and even odd-looking outfits. But who would ever think that this ridiculous dress would look so good on the Red carpet?

20. Balmain / Beyoncé

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Beyoncé is completely confident in her irresistibility and chooses the most creative and challenging outfits.

21. Balmain / Beyoncé

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And although the singer’s figure is far from a model’s measurements, hardly anyone would dare to say that these dresses look worse on her.

What do you think? Who do these outfits look better on: models or celebrities? We would be glad to hear from you in the comments!