I remember my first trip to Victoria’s Secret; I had seen the show on television and I loved supermodel Candice’s ensemble so much I collected my humble student savings and ran to the store. Their mid-year sale followed soon after and I was thrilled to score another gorgeous set. The brand became my go-to brand for all my wonderful secrets.
This year will be no different, I plan to be at the rendez-vous of this iconic show featuring the world celebrated supermodels. The costumes will range from sporty wear to night gowns. Valued at $1 million, the 2018 Fantasy Bra will dazzle 2,1000 Swarovski diamonds with an accent of topaz. For the first time, Victoria Secret’s lovers will be able to purchase a version of the iconic Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals for $250 at selected Victoria's Secret stores and online
I am aware of controversies surrounding the objectification and unrealistic expectations the show is accused to portray. Unlike its competitors, Victoria’s Secret is still unresponsive to size inclusion. The brand is holding tight to its fantasy status. Their niche market fit sizes smaller than a 40DDD in bras and an XL in panties and apparel. As a consumer, I made peace with the fact that the brand would most likely never add plus size women to their roosters unless they make a radical shift. I smiled extra hard when they announced a record-high of women of colours among its 60 angels. For once, I can relate to women other than runway regular Jasmine Tookes and Cindy Bruna.
Regardless, I am of the opinion the show puts forward strong and beautiful women who rock the runway with so much confidence and pride. I can’t help but to celebrate them as they inspire me to be in touch with my femininity. I am a strong believer of female empowerment and I also wear lingerie randomly just because. The two are not mutually exclusive and I hope you can enjoy the show with me. The angels are back on television and online on December 2. I would love to know what are your favourite pieces. Feel free to comment below.