Ashley Graham, an American, plus-sized model, is putting an end to the stereotypes surrounding body shape. The fabulously curvy supermodel has modeled clothing for Lane Bryant and has her own lingerie line available through Nordstrom. In addition, she has appeared on the cover of numerous fashion magazines including Vogue, Glamour and Elle. Graham was also the first plus-sized model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. In 2012, she was named Full Figured Fashion Week’s Model of the Year, so she’s an outstanding source of inspiration if you’re looking for styles that flatter a voluptuous figure.
Ashley Graham is spotted in a strappy, black crop top with a below-the-knee, high-waisted black skirt at the “Patrick Demarchelier” special exhibition preview to celebrate NYFW: The Shows for Spring 2016 at Christie’s. She coupled it with black sandals and a black clutch. Ashely says the trick to wearing a crop top for plus-sized women is to wear pants or a skirt that covers the belly button.
Out and about in New York, Ashley is seen here in a sleeveless, knee-length dress with rounded neckline. The dark material is imprinted with an eye-catching, geometric design. She pairs it with cream-colored heels with dainty straps. Small prints and abstract lines are more becoming to a full figure than larger patterns, especially floral prints.
Ashley coordinates sleek, black, leather leggings with a thigh-length, sleeveless top with open back to show off fashionable attire worthy of the office or a casual gathering. The tapered leggings in combination with the pumps visually lengthen the legs.
At formal events, Ashley forgoes glitzy styles and opts for simple, yet chic. This floor-length, black gown encircles the neck while leaving the shoulders bare. A slit on the side reveals the leg, and the cinched waist has a slimming effect. She accentuates the bare shoulders with a pair of drop earrings, and completes the minimalist look with thin-strapped heels.
While enjoying the nightlife, Ashley is seen wearing an off-the-shoulder, knee-length black dress. Slits on both sides of the dress reveal the thighs, and a cinched waist with fuller skirt creates a slimmer appearance. She accessorizes with a gold necklace to draw attention to the neck and shoulders. Black, thin strapped heels complete the look.
In a sporty, carefree environment, Ashley is dressed in casual attire. She couples white slacks with tapered ankles and a red, scoop-neck t-shirt. The t-shirt is short to balance the outfit and create a natural waist. White sneakers coordinate nicely with the slacks.
Ashley is seen out for an afternoon of shopping dressed in a V-neck, grey and white print dress with a fitted silhouette. The V-neck and fitted silhouette compliment her curvy figure. She drapes a black jacket over her shoulders to produce a flowing appearance similar to a cape.