This year's Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue is already rocking the status quo. We know the glossy will feature sexy shots of Final Five gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles
. We also learned that the mag would feature 63-year-old supermodel Christie Brinkley
. But it's not just the editorials that are embracing change. The issue's ads are showing body positivity in a whole new way.
For the second year, Lane Bryant is running ads for its Cacique swim line. This time, it features plus-size model Denise Bidot wearing a nautical two-piece bikini. In the un-retouched images, Bidot's curves are full display — and so are her stretch marks. It's an image goes beyond including a plus-size model. The fact that the pictures show what many people believe to be flaws and actually highlights them is a powerful testament to what brands such as Lane Bryant stand for and how they are going against dated notions of "beach bodies
"My confidence inspired by #ThisBody," the ad reads.