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Ashley Graham Is Designing Dresses Now

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Ashley Graham

She can't be stopped.

Plus-size model and body positivity activist Ashley Graham is riding a wave of success following her cover shoot for Sports Illustrated's Swim Suit issue

Since the overwhelmingly positive response to her cover (with a few minor exceptions), Graham has been leveraging her newfound fame to speak up for her cause, including a stint on E!'s Oscars red-carpet coverage, where she addressed the challenges that curvier women face when trying to find a dress. 

But the entrepreneurial lady — who was named to Forbes' 2016 30 Under 30 list — is now taking matters in to her own hands on that front. Dressbar by Dressbarn just revealed a new collaboration with the IMG-signed model, who also has a line of lingerie with Canadian retailer Addition Elle.

The collection, called Beyond by Ashley Graham, is available in straight, plus and petite sizes, with the intention that "all women should have access to well-made clothing that makes them feel confident and beautiful, no matter their shape or size." The four-piece line includes a black sheath dress and three A-line dresses in black and white patterns. 

Prices range between $48 and $58 for straight sizes, while plus-size dresses cost $8 more per look. No word yet on whether or not Graham has anything to say regarding the price hikes for plus-size pieces. 

 

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