Our favourite curvy cook spent much of her on-screen time flirting with fellow judge Ludo Lefebvre. The US chef has admitted to being a big fan of Nigella’s taking to Twitter after the show aired to say: ‘Im going 2 say it again. I was so in LOVE with @Nigella_Lawson when I was younger, she still just so beautiful & nice @TheTasteABC #thetaste.’
It seems that Ludo is not the only person to be impressed by Nigella as the ABC phone switchboard was inundated with requests for details of Nigella’s figure-hugging scarlet dress and where they could get hold of one for themselves.
The scarlet dress turns out to be a 50’s style number called The Billion Dollar Baby which Nigella bought from a small vintage store in Frome, Somerset called Deadly Is The Female. Unsurprisingly the shop has been flooded with people trying to get their own Billion Dollar Baby dress and they sold out of stock extremely quickly.
Deadly Is The Female describe Nigella’s dress on their website as:
‘Billion Dollar Baby dress in red is a real attention grabber! Stop traffic and stand out from the crown with this vintage style glamour dress from Stop Staring
Made with high quality stretch fabric, this dress is to die for. The wrap twist detail at the bust enhances your curves and the gentle gathers through the waist help disguise any flaws while showing off a great hourglass silhouette.
With dainty little cap sleeves and a demure below knee length, this dress is both sultry and a real class act.’
Although you may have to wait to get your own Billion Dollar Baby traffic stopping dress there are still a number of other 50’s items for those that like their vintage clothing including an Esther Williams designed swimsuit in a leopard skin print that is in the sale for £22.75.
Nigella may be responsible for the dress getting a new name as her sexy moves have meant that the scarlet dress has since been referred to as the ‘wiggle dress.’ It comes from the styling that gives the dress a narrower hem than the hip area which forces the wearer to move their legs together and wiggle their hips.
The dress also seems to be a hot with fashion critics with Susannah Constantine of Trinny and Susannah and What Not To Wear saying ‘Nigella looks stunning. This dress does everything to show off her luscious figure without falling into the trap of trash. It’s not like she has laid out her wares, yet we know she is all woman. Curvy women must honour their bodies by showing them off like this.’
Oh and there was also some cooking to be seen on the show which saw Nigella put through to the next stage a home cook due to her mashed potato which Nigella said reminded her of her own grandmother’s cooking.