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Ashley Graham shares 5 tips for buying a swimsuit

Ashley Graham made history earlier this year as the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. Now, the 28-year-old model and body activist is debuting her own plus-size swimsuit line, and has partnered with Glamour magazine on a video to help you find the perfect suit for the summer.

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If you’re looking for advice on specific cuts to flatter your shape, look elsewhere — Graham, who has spoken openly about body image and the modeling industry, speaks directly to women looking to feel confident on the beach this summer. Her No. 1 tip? “Shimmy to the left, shimmy to the right," she says, and if nothing pops out, you're good to go — emphasizing the role of a well-fitting suit to make you feel good.

Graham also recommends having a friend take your photo. "You may know your best angles, but they sure don't," she says.

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And finally, it's all about getting the "perfect fit" — which can mean different things to different people. “I like to go down a size,” says Graham. “I heard you’re supposed to go up a size, but honey, I like it tight.”

We're ready for summer!

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