The Biggest Loser season 7 live finale, which aired Tuesday, May 12, delivered its customary brand of awe-inspiring transformations, this time with 22 contestants who had shed a record breaking amount of weight, 2,744 pounds for the season. One thing’s for sure, this season delivered truth to the fashion statement that you can look fabulous at any size!
For one of the most spectacular finishes in Biggest Loser history, this season’s contestants were impeccably styled in fabulous designer clothes, the hottest colors of the season and figure flattering silhouettes.
The night started with the oldest couple, Jerry and Estella, who graced the stage with elegance and style in a classic navy and white color palette. Jerry wore a pinstripe vest and trousers alongside Estella, who looked absolutely stunning in her Tadashi dress. Its retro-inspired neckline complimented her new svelt figure in a fresh and modern way.
Next, the newly engaged couple, Damien and Nicole, rocked the stage, commanding our attention in slick red and black to commemorate their team color! Damien exuded his unique brand of confidence and charisma in an Italian tailored Pronto Uomo suit, courtesy of Men’s Warehouse. His flashy red tie and kerchief surpassed only by his glowing smile at he and partner, Nicole’s, obvious at-home success. They were both glowing with pride at what they had accomplished together, and looked both healthy and more in-love than ever (if that’s even possible!).
Nicole’s scene-stealing dress was custom made by Amsale, the same designer who is creating her wedding gown for their August ceremony. The simplicity of her backless jersey dress with sexy plunging neckline accentuated her toned arms and shoulders. A stylish red obie belt sealed the deal, cinching her waistline to reveal her hourglass figure.
Perry Ellis and Men’s Warehouse sponsored the menswear, providing strong entrances by all the men- in the finest designer suits and separates this stage has ever seen!
The rockstars of the night were Diamond Nexus laboratories. They provided most of the bling by way of delicate and statement diamond earrings and necklaces worn by most of the women, as well as stand-out watches for the men, proving that diamonds are everybody’s best friend, especially on this exciting night to remember.
Eveningwear Designer Tadashi was the the star of the show for women. In edition to Estella’s age-approriate elegance, Carla, Cathy and Kristen wore stunning, rich jewel tones and gorgeous shapes that flattered their new bodies beautifully! Carla claims her finale outfit “made me feel like a million bucks!! When I walked out on that stage, you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t FLY!!!” Her stretch satin belted number was a Tadashi design in a metallic eggplant color. The interesting thing is, when she saw the same dress in another color at Nordstrom’s, she didn’t care for it. But when the stylist pulled the same dress in a different color, Carla was sold! “The dress was very flattering to my curvacious figure, it fit in all
the right places, and allowed me to POP MY COLLAR!!!”.
Cathy and Kristen lit up the stage in their colorful cocktail dresses, both by Tadashi. Looking 10 years younger, Cathy’s dress complimented her new hair color and complexion. But right behind her, Kristen’s one shoulder fuchsia choice paired with purple stilettos was absolutely gorgeous!
Tadashi can be found at Bloomindales, and Nordstrom stores and online, and is also available at Saks 5th Avenue stores
Sione chose a matching vest and suit pants by JOE, Joseph Abboud from Men’s Warehouse. The lavender collared shirt pulled the look together, showing off his slim, yet muscular physique.
“I felt very skinny walking onstage because it showed my ripped new body!” Sione proudly commented. He loves shopping now that he can buy the latest in fashion without worrying if they have his size. He also wore a blinged out watch from Diamond Nexus.
Laura looked adorable in a black jersey halter dress by Maggy London at Macys. The babydoll silhouette couldn’t have been more perfect for Laura who is always camera-ready! But make no mistake, this dress made her look sizzling hot, a very sexy choice!
Helen was a shining star in her pink satin rouched dress by Suzy CHIN for Maggy Boutique. She also wore a Diamond Nexus necklace and earrings. Her winning look more than erased years from her age! She also added $250,000 to her purse for many high-end designer dresses to come!
In the end, styling credit goes to Liza Whitcraft, who is also the costume designer for the Biggest Loser, and Pamela Sullivan. Their eye for style and creative finishing touches created the polished, coordinated looks that make this the most memorable and fashionable finale in recent history.
A special thanks to Nicole Brewer, Biggest Loser 7 contestant, for contributing this post to DietsInReview.com. Nicole is a fashion stylist and you can find her at NicoleBrewer.com.
May 29th, 2009