Adele's 'Rolling Stone' Cover Might Be the Sexiest of All Time (PHOTOS)

adeleIn case you haven't heard, Adele is back -- and better than ever! The Grammy-winning 27-year-old chanteuse has a new album (25) and a hot new single that's making Hollywood's biggest stars break down and cry ("Hello"). Now she's on the cover of Rolling Stone looking drop-dead gorgeous. Seriously, it might be our favorite Rolling Stone cover of all time -- and we just love what she's wearing. 

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Sure, other female stars have graced the cover of Rolling Stone looking absolutely amazing, but as far as we're concerned, they've just been footnotes leading up to this epic moment in magazine-cover history. Still, it's worth looking back at some of the more memorable photos from years past:

Jennifer Aniston

jennifer aniston

Sure, Jen looked smokin' hot in this daring, bare-bottomed pic -- but just wait until you see Adele!

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester

blake lively, leighton meiser

The gossip girls definitely brought sexy back on this cover, but are they as sexy as Adele? (Spoiler alert: Nope!)

Britney Spears

britney spears

Oops, Britney did it again -- but not as well as Adele!

Janet Jackson

janet jackson

That's Ms. Jackson if you're nasty -- which Adele definitely is not!

More from The Stir: Adele Dresses Up as George Michael & OMG ... Twinsies (PHOTO)

Fergie

fergie

Yet another flawless lingerie shot, but still not nearly as flawless as Adele.

And now, for the main event:

adele

Daaaaaaammmn. Now that's what WE call sexy: No over-the-top cleavage, no tacky bum-in-the-air pose, hardly any makeup, and those beautiful eyes staring straight into the camera with a look that says "I call the shots. Got that? ME." And that's a REAL bathrobe, not some flimsy wrap that wouldn't soak up so much as a drop of water.

Adele has so much soul and substance that she doesn't need to resort to the usual skin-baring tactics to be utterly mesmerizing, and while this might just seem like a shot of a singer in a bathrobe, it's so much more. Adele's Rolling Stone cover isn't just one small, empowering step for one woman -- it's a giant leap in being taken seriously for womankind, and we can only hope there are more covers like this one featuring other women in the industry to follow. 

 

Images via Mirrorpix/Splash News; Rolling Stone

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