Victoria’s Secret (finally) canceled its annual fashion show earlier this month—which actually wasn’t shocking.
When supermodel Shanina Shaik first spoke about the unofficial cancellation last July, she said Victoria’s Secret was working on its branding and “new ways to do the show.” Many theorized that the brand was looking for a way to save their image after being criticized for not casting plus-size and transgender models because they allegedly didn’t belong on the runway. Although Victoria’s Secret did cast its first trans model Valentina Sampaio just last August, it didn’t recover from the PR nightmare. Add to that the fact it’s closing 53 stores this year after accusations of non-inclusivity.
Don’t get us wrong, Victoria’s Secret is still around—people are just tired of the lack of diverse representation. The brand’s ideas of beauty are outdated and limited only to women who are conventionally thin, and people are seeing it for what it truly is. So we decided to list down other lingerie and underwear brands that are more body-inclusive (aka, the ones you should be supporting).
Savage x Fenty
There is a running joke on social media that Savage x Fenty’s New York Fashion Week show was what the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show wishes it could be. The Rihanna-owned lingerie brand has pieces suited for petite and curvy women. According to its fit guide, bra sizes go up to 46DDD. Available online.
La Senza’s bra sizes go up to 40DD, while lingeries have up to 40B cup size and 37 ¾ waistline. There’s also a wide selection of colors and designs so you’re sure to find a piece that matches your style. Available at Greenbelt 3.
Bare Necessities is a plus size-friendly e-commerce site that boasts of pieces with up to 58-inch bands and O-cup bras. Aside from underwear and lingerie, it also sells swimwear and activewear. Available online.
“Fashion for sizes 10 to 30” is Torrid’s official tagline. Under its Torrid Curve Intimates line, you’ll find bras, panties, lingerie, and sleepwear. The best part is most of their underwear models are curvy and plus-size. Yay for diverse representation! Available online.
Lucky Doll is a Filipino brand known for pin-up lingerie. There is a piece for all body types and sizes. You can also wear some of the lace bodysuits with jeans or a skirt. Available online.
Art by Tricia Guevara
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