Fresh off of her historic Sports Illustrated cover, supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham is breaking fashion ground again. The 28-year-old beauty is launching Beyond by Ashley Graham, her first ready-to-wear collection of dresses in collaboration with Dressbarn’s Dressbar. And true to form, the line is designed to flatter—and celebrate—every woman's curves.
“I’m a dress girl at heart, so it’s been amazing to team up with Dressbarn and give them a little Ashley Graham flair,” the model told InStyle about her collection that features four cocktail dresses, priced from $48 to $66. “All of the pieces are super feminine and can easily transition from day-to-night,” says Graham. “They are looks that I would actually have in my closet, but also very affordable."
Graham, who is a size 14, took all body types into consideration when she was imagining the line, which ranges from size 4 to 24. Her favorite style? This black body-con dress ($48-$56; dressbarn.com), which is constructed with a power mesh on top and a scuba fabric on bottom to hug your frame in all the right places. “It’s so thick that you don’t even need Spanx!” adds Graham. "And it’s stretchy so you don’t feel like you need to size up."
Scroll down to see the other three styles in Graham’s collection, available now at Dressbarn.com and in Dressbarn stores.
"A fit and flare cut fits my body so well,” says Graham of the flirty look that features ultra-flattering color blocking around the waist. ($48-$56; dressbarn.com)
"I'm not usually a prints girl, but I'm in love with this gorgeous black and white leaf pattern,” she says. ($48-$56; dressbarn.com)
“The textured fabric of this dress is beautiful,” says Graham. “It's feminine, but also a little sexy because you can see some skin peeking through on the bottom. I could see First Lady Michelle Obama in it.” ($58-$62; dressbarn.com)