Ashley Graham’s latest swim campaign is giving us all kinds of family vacation nostalgia. The 30-year-old supermodel and body positive activist switched things up for the Swimsuits For All summer 2019 collection by posing alongside her younger sister, Abigail.
The campaign was shot by photographer Ben Watts in the Dominican Republic and features relatable images of the sisters showing off their curves. But, more so, it offers insight into their childhood summers. “My little sister and I have always been strong presences in each other’s lives,” Graham said in a press release about the line. “We’ve shared countless memories together and going through our childhood photos was a trip down memory lane.”
The campaign also includes an adorable “scrapbook,” featuring photos of the Graham sisters enjoying their summers together as kids. The sisters, who were born in Nebraska, recall Midwestern road trips and vacations in Florida. “My mom would make sure that whatever state we lived in previously that we would do a vacation in to visit a friend or a family group from that state, so that we could keep our friendships and connections strong,” Abigail said. “We went to Florida and to the beach and Ashley would get stung by jellyfish and it was hilarious.”
But not only is the collection meant to inspire sisterly vibes, it’s also about finding confidence in your body at every stage of life. As a fellow body positive activist, Abigail mentions how meaningful this campaign is to her — especially as a new mom. “I love to support Ashley in everything she does, especially when it comes to promoting her message of beauty beyond size,” she said in a statement. “Remember at one point you were carrying a child, a life, which is incredible in its self, that is miraculous. Know that you’re not alone, in the mix of all of the emotions that come with motherhood, all of these changes to your body are part of a journey you are going through an continue on.”
“I was honored to have her by my side during this photoshoot. Plus, she’s a new mom and has never looked hotter in a swimsuit!” Graham gushed about her sister.
The collection includes nine pieces (both one-piece suits and bikinis) in a variety of colors and textures. Netting, mesh, bold colors, and animal prints are featured heavily, proving that summer 2019 is the time to be adventurous with swimwear — and perhaps have a twinning moment with the ladies in your life. All of the swimsuits are available online, retailing for under $104.