It's not just the fact that she's technically plus, or that the swimsuits are available in higher sizes. This is one of those rare editorials that's done tastefully and doesn't try to capitalize on the supposedly controversial fact that she's plus-size. It's barely mentioned in the captions, and the poses are the same as they would be for any other model. And while she does wear a few one-pieces, they're not the usual modest, granny-worthy coveralls. They're sexy, on trend, and could easily be adored by a girl of any size. And, best of all, it's clear that the images aren't overly retouched. This is a great example of fixing small-skin imperfections and editing shadows without taking the life out of a body. Check out the slideshow, and let us know if you agree. (Fashion Gone Rogue)
Hats off to Cosmo for doing it right — let's hope some American mags can follow suit!