ASOS Stopped Retouching Its Swimsuit Models and the Internet Is LOVING It
In a major win for body positivity, ASOS, one of the biggest players in the e-commerce game, has taken a stand against retouching their swimwear models. Instead, the online retailer is opting to show these real women exactly as nature made them — stretch marks, acnes scars, and all.
In an industry that is riddled with inconsistency in its imagery, shoppers want to see that the models showing off clothes are just like them — real. The photos show that stretch marks and acne scars don’t make the models any less beautiful (why would they?!), and they don’t steal focus from the task at hand: shopping for stylish swimwear.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed the subtle change and took to Twitter to celebrate the brand on prioritizing, not hiding, natural beauty. It’s fair to says, ASOS is getting some major props:
Thank you @ASOS for showing the world what reality is!! Stretchmarks are real life and everyone has them. We appreciate the no retouching!
— Bryana (@bryhemedinger) June 29, 2017
— Amy🦄 (@amyrowlandsx) June 28, 2017
Kudos to @ASOS for showing models with stretch marks and not retouching! 👏🏻
— Danielle ✖️ (@cooperjosiahdd) June 29, 2017
@ASOS have really chilled out with airbrushing & editing their models & I LOVE it! 👏🏼
— Savannah Jade (@Savannah_JH92) June 29, 2017
show me something natural like ass with some stretchmarks, asos! <3 pic.twitter.com/Qh8Oruldty
— verena bogner (@verenabgnr) June 30, 2017
— Luke Hill (@LukeHill_99) June 30, 2017
— lu (@ElizaStaples) June 29, 2017
— ❤️AffairWithBeauty💋 (@LoveaffairwithB) June 29, 2017
Very impressed with @ASOS & their lack of airbrushing! Other companies, take note. The models still look INCREDIBLE, too! Real beauty 💜
— Jessaaa (@Jessicat_beauty) June 29, 2017
It might be a small step, but it’s a step in the right direction toward showing real bodies in photos. ASOS sent a strong body positive message by refusing to airbrush their models, and showing that women of any size can have (and show off) stretch marks. Keep on keeping on, ASOS!
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(h/t Instyle; photos via ASOS)