Wednesday 12 December 2018

Ashley Graham busts plus-size fashion myths in plunging crop top and skinny jeans

Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham walks the runway during the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2019 Runway Show at Pier 17 on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)
Ashley Graham attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Ashley Graham during a photoshoot on Miami Beach. Picture: Splash News
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Ashley Graham attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Ashley Graham during a photoshoot on Miami Beach. Picture: Splash News
Ashley Graham attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Ashley Graham is proof that labels don't define you - even when you work in an industry based nearly entirely on your looks.

The American model (30), who is a size 16, has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fashion superstardom in recent years, thanks in equal parts to her drop dead gorgeous appearance, her no-nonsense talk when it comes to body confidence and the ambition to make another generation feel better about their bodies. This unwavering campaign includes her sharing pictures of her cellulite on Instagram (where she also posts videos of her intense workouts), and becoming something of an open book in her personal and professional life.

Another element of her success is her willingness to bust a myth wherever possible, even moreso with her personal sense of style, which she displayed flawlessly at a photocall in Madrid. Graham is the new face of Violeta By Mango, the high street store's new curve range, and showed that there are no restrictions with your dress, wearing a silk mustard crop top with a pair of skinny studded jeans, both of which have always been deemed no-nos for curvy women.

Her wardrobe is filled with items that women have been told not to wear - last week, she wore a fitted knit midi dress and before that, it was a form-fitting maxi dress in - quelle horreur! - animal print head to toe. It's this DGAF approach to dress that has made her one of the most formidable women in the industry and a hero among women the world over.

Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Model Ashley Graham presents 'Violeta By Mango' new campaign at the ABD Museum on October 15, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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