Last night’s Oscar red carpet was off to good start until all the shady tweets and comments about Ashley Graham’s “too revealing” dress came in while she was co-hosting the pre-show on E! Is it a radical idea for women to show off their cleavage at an awards show? Not the last time we checked. But I guess for a lot of people it is a radical thing to see a curvy woman, unapologetically wearing a cut-out dress and embracing her body.
We’ve said it before and maybe we need to say again–we need see through, low-cut dress options too. And now that Ashley Graham has worn one, we’re only eager to keep seeing her and others in them. Commenters seemed to think that for whatever reason that the dress was inappropriate, saying things like, “Ewwww. The dress is tasteless on someone her size!” and “Ms. Graham’s dress makes her look trashy and cheap.” (Stupid, we know)
Ashley rocking her co-hosting gig on E!
But what these ignorant people don’t realize is that Ashley even said herself during the show, “Trying to find a dress for the Oscars, a girl my size — these girls this size,” she said, referring to her cleavage, “I mean it has been a whole job in itself. So I am happy tonight with my outfit.” Her custom dress by Boa Tranchi was next-level, insanely sexy and probably took a lot of trying on dresses, looking for something with the right fit for her to even find that dress.
Somewhere we hope more women are deciding to show off their girls too. Kudos for the skin Ash, we’d like to see more.