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Adele: Modesty Crucial to Success

Everyone is talking about Adele's performance during the Grammy's. It was full of technical difficulties and other blunders. And there's no doubt tackling such issues in front of a live audience and in front of millions around the world is nerve racking. But it wasn't unanticipated.

And Adele stood out in more ways than just that. Many noted Adele's clothing choice which displayed very little skin--something rare in the Grammy's and other awards shows.

Last fall, Adele shocked fans by revealing one of the secrets to her success: modesty. And, while many entertainment magazines and websites have cited her as one of the most modestly dressed performers of our time, Adele was talking about much more than just clothes. 

“Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look," Adele said on the Daily Bubble. "I don’t find it encouraging.”

Though Adele is hardly ever seen without a classy, three-quarter to long-sleeved dress that goes well below her knees, the form of modesty she was talking about goes beyond what you wear. She was talking about humility and a way of being. "I think it’s really important that you don’t think you’re great. Because once you get to that point, you just mess everything up," she said, according to Indian Express.


Last night's Grammy's was just another place Adele exhibited what makes her so appealing: that she's real, she's human, and she's relatable. Though Adele might not fit the stereotype of today's performers, she prides herself on being different. And that difference sets her apart.

"I’m not worried that I’m a ‘plus size’ and so much bigger than other artists. No matter what you look like the key is to be happy with yourself," she said on Daily Bubble. In fact, part of the appeal of Adele comes from her classic 1950s style, her unusual clothing choices, and her unique figure.

“Sometimes I'm curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn't plus-size. I think I remind everyone of themselves," she said on Aish.com. "Not saying everyone is my size, but it's relatable because I'm not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable.”