Ashley Graham's Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Swimsuit

Learning from the best! With summer right around the corner, Ashley Graham offered up her best tips for finding the perfect swimsuit.

After all, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, 28, not only covered this year's issue of the mag, she also just launched a sizzling swimsuit line with Swimsuitsforall. (The plunging necklines alone — yowza!)

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Which is surely why Glamour asked her to dish her five best swimsuit shopping tips. Her first? "Never go to the mall, gorge on chicken fingers and then go swimsuit shopping," she says. "It's never a cute look!"

Too true! Read five more of Graham's best (and most hilarious) swimsuit shopping tips below.

1. Get Physical

A swimsuit shouldn't just look good on you — it should support you, too! "Shimmy to the left, shimmy to the right, and if nip doesn't pop out, you're good to go," Graham says.

2. Ignore the Terrible Changing Room Lighting

Changing room lighting is notoriously awful, as Graham points out. So what's a girl to do? Ignore it altogether. "Imagine that you're under the sun bathing," the model shares.

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3. Be Prepared

The model, who just starred in the DNCE music video for "Toothbrush" opposite Joe Jonas, insists that when buying a swimsuit online, you need to order a variety of sizes. That way, you're sure to get a suit that fits you.

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4. Bring a Friend

And have that friend take a photo of you in the suit. "You may know your best angles, but they sure don't!" Graham notes. That way, you can make sure the suit is flattering you the way you want it to.

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5. Choose What Makes You Comfortable

Last but not least, Graham says to ignore the size on the tag and just pick the suit you feel happiest wearing. "I like to go down a size, [but] I hear you're supposed to go up a size," she shared. "But, honey, I like it tight." Do you, girl!

What's the No. 1 thing you look for in a swimsuit? Tweet with @UsWeekly using the hashtag #stylebyUs!

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