Ashley Graham is red-hot — but that's not why she wears the color all the time

It’s no secret that Ashley Graham looks good in just about anything she wears — whether it’s a bikini, a jumpsuit, or a bodycon dress. But according to three out of her four looks down the runway for New York Fashion Week, it seems that designers just might like her best in red.

Headed down the runway for both Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung, Graham was spotted in three all-red ensembles. The color choice wasn’t shocking, as she rocks it well, but it turns out the styling might be a nod to the supermodel’s confidence. According to Leslie Harrington, executive director of the Color Association of the United States, the bold hue is worn by many, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they can all pull it off.

“Not everybody can wear red,” Harrington tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Or maybe they can wear it, but they don’t have the confidence to wear it. Red is really big, bold, and loud. It’s a lot of things that some people don’t want to be. And I think it has a certain level of confidence that goes with it.”

For Graham, who’s been open about her journey to self-love and body confidence, this is exactly why the color selection makes sense.

“Red fits her messaging, and people probably leverage that,” Harrington continues. “They perceive her that way, and when she’s in that color, it kind of just seems to make sense. That would probably be a natural reason why, intuitively, they style her in red.”

Siriano and Gurung, however, were not the only designers who brought a lot of red to the runway this season. The strong statement was illustrated by both Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs as well, allowing red to make a comeback after nearly two seasons — even though the color is still thought of as a classic. According to the fall 2018 trend forecast by the Color Association, the return of red might be a good sign for us all.

“It means that there’s higher consumer confidence,” Harrington explains, “because we usually don’t buy bright colors or strong colors when we are unsure about what’s going to happen in our future. So it’s interesting that a lot of these shows had this high-low characteristic, with really bright but really faint colors. It’s kind of like what’s happening in our world right now. One day we’re really excited, the next day not so much.”

From the looks of Graham’s color palette, every day is seemingly pretty good. But as brighter colors return to our closets, it might mean more hope for a brighter future.

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<p>For her most recent television appearance, the model wore a satin red set by Allen Schwartz. (Photo: Instagram/theashleygraham) </p>
‘Live with Kelly and Ryan,’ 2018

For her most recent television appearance, the model wore a satin red set by Allen Schwartz. (Photo: Instagram/theashleygraham)

<p>Prabal Gurung dressed Graham in a red dress with matching red shoes for his Fall 2018 show. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Prabal Gurung, 2018

Prabal Gurung dressed Graham in a red dress with matching red shoes for his Fall 2018 show. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Graham’s first look for the Siriano show was, again, all red, including her thigh-high boots. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Christian Siriano, 2018

Graham’s first look for the Siriano show was, again, all red, including her thigh-high boots. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Siriano had the model looking like a glam goddess in a strappy red dress with sequin embellishments. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Christian Siriano, 2018

Siriano had the model looking like a glam goddess in a strappy red dress with sequin embellishments. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>For a filming for “CBS Sunday Morning” with Gayle King, the two women were dressed in similar colors. Graham’s dress was off-the-shoulder. (Photo: Instagram/theashleygraham) </p>
‘CBS Sunday Morning,’ 2017

For a filming for “CBS Sunday Morning” with Gayle King, the two women were dressed in similar colors. Graham’s dress was off-the-shoulder. (Photo: Instagram/theashleygraham)

<p>The supermodel looked fierce in a monochromatic power suit. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Glamour Women of the Year Awards, 2017

The supermodel looked fierce in a monochromatic power suit. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Alongside co-host Steve Harvey, Graham posed backstage at Miss Universe. (Photo: Instagram/theashleygraham) </p>
Miss Universe, 2017

Alongside co-host Steve Harvey, Graham posed backstage at Miss Universe. (Photo: Instagram/theashleygraham)

<p>Graham rocks a deeper and sheerer red to make a statement. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards, 2017

Graham rocks a deeper and sheerer red to make a statement. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Graham collaborated with H&M on this costume gown for the Comme des Garcons-themed Met Gala. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Met Gala, 2017

Graham collaborated with H&M on this costume gown for the Comme des Garcons-themed Met Gala. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Red — by Jonathan Simkhai — was the color of choice for the night before the Met. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Pre-Met Party, 2017

Red — by Jonathan Simkhai — was the color of choice for the night before the Met. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>A deep velvety red was divine for the diva-inspired event. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
VH1’s Divas Holiday, 2016

A deep velvety red was divine for the diva-inspired event. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Graham went with a lighter and brighter shade for Sports Illustrated’s boardwalk venue. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Sports Illustrated Summer of Swim Fan Festival & Concert, 2016

Graham went with a lighter and brighter shade for Sports Illustrated’s boardwalk venue. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>The model makes a simple structure stand out with the bombshell color. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Watch What Happens Live, 2016

The model makes a simple structure stand out with the bombshell color. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Graham looks glamourous in a hip-hugging dress and wavy side-parted hair. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, 2016

Graham looks glamourous in a hip-hugging dress and wavy side-parted hair. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>The supermodel started a streak of standout red looks in Bao Tranchi. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2016

The supermodel started a streak of standout red looks in Bao Tranchi. (Photo: Getty Images)

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