Ashley Graham’s Fashion Evolution: Dresses, Crop Tops, and More

Ashley Graham’s fashion runs the gamut — the supermodel has started to make her mark on the red carpet, where she’s turned up in everything from crop tops to Beyoncé-like naked dresses to daringly casual jeans. Her 2017 autobiography A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like details her journey from Lincoln, Nebraska and her early days modeling with Ford and Wilhemina to her eventual covers on Vogue and Sports Illustrated. The book also chronicles her emergence as a self-proclaimed “body activist” and how she gained the confidence to show for it. Get to know Graham’s style with her best looks from over the years, here.


Graham pairs a ponytail with a leathery black halter dress by Mestiza for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event in New York. February 2017.


Graham ditches winter for sleeveless and swimsuit-friendly at the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 festival in Houston, Texas. February 2017.


Graham judiciously reprises a low-cut, sheer gown for the New York premiere of America’s Next Top Model, which saw her on the judge panel. December 2016.


Graham covers up in long-sleeved, velvet Agent Provocateur at the 2016 VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night in Brooklyn. December 2016.


Graham steps into a beaded jumpsuit by Gala Lahav for the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles. November 2016.


Ashley Graham debuts her lingerie line for Addition Elle in Chicago in a conveniently sheer top. September 2016.


Graham goes for one of her highest slits yet at the 2016 GQ Men of The Year Awards at the Tate Modern in London. September 2016.


Graham pairs heels with a sporty grey crop top at a Charlotte Tilbury x Samsung event in New York. September 2016.


Graham leads the naked dress charge at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York, along with plenty of rhinestones by Naeem Khan. August 2016.


Graham goes bright orange—save a patch of midriff—in a dress by Dion Lee at the Apollo Theater for One Night for Life with John Legend. August 2016.


Graham stays silky in a patriotic royal blue at the 2016 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. June 2016.


Graham steps away from solids in not one, but two prints at the Empowering Women Summit at the United Nations in New York. May 2016.


Ashley Graham dresses for the occasion of a Garden Brunch before the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in a rare, rosy dose of color in Washington, D.C. April 2016.


Graham keeps it fancy at a BBQ event for the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in Miami Beach. February 2016.


Graham brought some bondage to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, hosted in Beverly Hills by Graydon Carter, in a gown by Bao Tranchi. February 2016.


Fresh from starring on the cover, Graham poses at a VIP event in New York for the Sports Illustrated 2016 Swimsuit Issue, a world away from Turks & Caicos in a sleeveless dress and lipstick. February 2016.


Graham dresses down in jeans at the campaign launch for NYDJ 2016 Fit To Be in New York/ January 2016.


Graham ties back her hair but piles on the tassels at the 2015 CurvyCon in New York. June 2015.


Graham opts for a crop top for the launch of the Lane Bryant #ImNoAngel campaign in New York. April 2015.


Graham opts for olive green at a FULLBEAUTY brand launch in New York. April 2015.


Ashley Graham’s red carpet look features a one-shouldered gown with a daring slit, at the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in February 2015.


Graham keeps it simple in another one-shoulder gown with a cut-out stomach at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 6th Annual Blossom Ball in New York. March 2014.