Ashley Graham Slams Stereotypes About the ‘Right’ Swimsuit for Your Body

Kristine Thomason Health.com

Forget everything you’ve ever been told about picking the perfect suit.At this point, there’s no question that Ashley Graham is a body-positive icon and badass disrupter in the fashion world.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ashley Graham attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Summer of Swim Fan Festival and Concert at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk on August 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Ashley Graham attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Summer of Swim Fan Festival and Concert at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk on August 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

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As part of the inside access peek at the making of the historic three-part cover, Graham speaks about the significance of featuring all kinds of women, and strongly states: “It’s time to finally have a variety of beauty, because there’s not just one standard.”

And according to Graham, the same rules apply when it comes to picking out the perfect swimsuit. In one part of the video, she calls out false stereotypes about the kind of swimwear girls with curves “should” be wearing. “The myth is, the bigger the bikini, the smaller looking the body,” she says. “But I’m a fan of the smaller the bikini, the better. I’m a very curvy woman, and I think if you put a big bikini on me, it cuts in the wrong places.”

 

In the video MJ Day, (Ashley Graham)

the editor of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue backs up Graham’s stance on swimsuit standards, saying, “Just because you have curves, it doesn’t mean you want a bigger suit. It just means you want something that hugs everything in the right way.”

Instead pick out a suit you actually likeone that makes you feel confident and sexy. And when in doubt, just remember Graham’s words of wisdom: “Beauty is not one size fits all.”

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