At one point or another, you’ve probably felt insecure about wearing a bikini. But when a size 14 model Ashley Graham entered the fashion scene and broke boundaries–one being the first plus-sized model to appear at Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit issue–we only knew from there that there isn’t really anything to be ashamed about.
In case you missed it, the It model launched a diverse swimwear collection last year for the brand Swimsuits For All. Eventually, the line ranging from Baywatch-inspired red bathing suits to racy black fishnets were sported by many women from across the globe and it was empowering. Not only did the swimsuits look great, but it’s a step towards ending the mentality that you’d have to be fit to flaunt a bikini.
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Proving that swimwear is for all sizes, women posted their bikini OOTDs on Instagram with ease and confidence using the hashtag #ashleygrahamxswimsuitsforall.
Check out these stunning curvy females!
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Why wearing a bikini can be such a nightmare? Actually, yes I get it! I was in this situation before. You just can not stop to think about all these parts of your body you have to hide! Your legs, your butt, your stomach, your BELLY, your ARMS!!! So, you’ve just decided to take the easy way by not wearing a swimsuit at all. But you should STOP thinking that way immediately because if you do not decide to CHALLENGE yourself by taking this little tiny risk to wear a bikini and expose your beauty the way it is, you will never experience how is it to be HAPPY! You will never experience what it is to smile with others people, how to enjoy the sun like others, how to FEEL NORMAL! Because YES you and your curves no matter your size you are NORMAL! You can be happy in your body! So as I always said CHALLENGE YOURSELF, act like if you were the skinnier woman you want to be, you’ll see how this day will be the best one of your life and guess what?! You still have the same body! The haters and all the negativity will disappear slowly by experiencing how the positivity and love from other are so much more stronger! ??? Photo with my babe @alexaphelece wearing @theashleygraham @swimsuitsforall collection! (Texte traduit en ?? Français sur la prochaine photo!) #Swimsuitsforall #ashleygrahamxswimsuitsforall #swimsuits #stopbodyshamingyourself #loveyourself #HAPPYwithcurves #beinyourskin A post shared by Manon Edwards (@chicwithcurves) on
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