For years we see the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition and cringe. Scantily clad skinny models rolling around in the sand to sell a magazine to men. These women are gorgeous of course, but the lack of representation for all bodies, races and ages leaves something to be desired. Until this year!
Bathing suit season is only months away or maybe you live in a year round warm climate (jealous!) there is one thing most of us women can agree on, we don’t like swim suit shopping! Those of us, myself included that don’t fit the ‘typical’ body type for a bikini feel at a loss in the dressing room when they just don’t fit properly.
Ashley Graham, the (plus size) supermodel will grace the cover of 1/3 of all the magazines sold. The other two cover ladies being Ronda Rousey and Hailey Clauson. The beginnings of more accurate female representation are upon us.
Also SwimSuitsForAll is a bathing suit company geared towards stylish swim suits for women of each shape and size from 10-34 (and quite frankly one of the only places I can buy a bikini top to fit my upper half)
This year SwimSuitsForAll decided to go against the grain and purchase ad space in the magazine. You will get to see a full page spread of each of these three gorgeous golden clad real women representing age, race and size that we otherwise don’t get to see in magazines.
What other changes would you like to see in how women are represented in mainstream media?