Ashley Graham just proved that pulling off a sexy suit isn't a size zero trend
Ashley Graham is teaching us another invaluable style lesson: you can pull off any look you want with enough confidence and attention to detail.
Suits are everywhere this season from celebrities on the red carpet or as an alternative to the party dress on the high street, but one thing that shoppers will have noticed by now - it's a very tough look to pull off if you're anything bigger than a size eight. Never one to be restricted by size, Graham pulled off a bold red suit by Prabal Gurung at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards with ease, with a few notable differences that will flatter more body types.
First, there's the wide leg - from personal experience, trying to pull off a suit with a skinny leg is akin to wearing a swimsuit on a night out - it shows off everything and if you're not confident about it, leave it at home. The blazer also falls below the hip, which is key you want to cover any bit of your lower stomach, while the bell sleeves balance out the look.
And for my favourite part, she dared to go bare underneath and show off her cleavage. Overall, a pretty perfect look at a pretty cool event.
"Women in 2017 are so resilient, so brilliant, and so over letting everyone dictate how we should live our lives...These are revolutionary times because we are revolutionary women," Graham told the crowd.
Monday night's ceremony recognised a number of influential women across disciplines including politics, fashion and the arts, with Nicole Kidman taking home The Icon award, model Gigi Hadid winning The Supernova and US congresswoman Maxine Waters was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hadid was introduced by tennis superstar Serena Williams, who praised the 22-year-old, who was joined by her sister Bella and mother Yolanda, for "pushing boundaries".
"In fact, she makes new boundaries. And she's authentically herself," she said.
And the supermodel, who has appeared on 20 international Vogue covers during her still relatively new career, said she's still finding her feet in the world.
"Just because I'm standing here winning this award doesn't mean I have it all figured out. If you don't feel strong every day, then that's okay and it's normal. Every day, something can inspire you," she said.