Online fashion retailer Asos’ decision to use untouched photos of models showing their stretchmarks has been praised by consumers.
Turning to social media, Asos customers have thanked the brand for the “natural” and “normal” images of women in swimwear and lingerie.
— lu (@ElizaStaples) June 29, 2017
— Jodie Coulston (@Jodie_Coulston) July 1, 2017
round of applause to ASOS for not editing out their models stretch marks, finally realistic body images are being promoted, so beautiful — kell (@Kelly_Horrigan) June 28, 2017
I honestly love asos for not editing out their models stretch marks pic.twitter.com/ls070aY8gn
— baby nymph~ (@LilmskittenMFC) June 26, 2017
No airbrush on stretch marks. Yes @ASOS! pic.twitter.com/lEAbrtl8tf — Paige (@xPaigeCrawfordx) June 29, 2017
Additionally, Asos’ move extends to its curvy range, with shoppers please the retailer was making a concerted effort to show more than one body type.
Joining Asos on the body positive journey is New Zealand lingerie brand Lonely, American Eagle’s sister company Aerie and Rheya Swimwear who have all used unretouched images in recent campaigns.
Airbrushing so-called ‘imperfections’ such as cellulite, stretchmarks and acne has long been a bone of contention in fashion marketing, earlier this year Net-A-Porter landed itself in hot water when an unretouched image featuring instructions for designers to ‘slim’ a model’s figure appeared online.