Victorias Secret have had a bit of busy week, due to recent comments made by CMO Ed Razek about the refusal to include plus-size or trans women on the Victorias Secret catwalk.
This has generated much conversation on social media as to the lack of inclusivity and choice that many plus-size women face, with many feeling that there is little to no access to sexy pieces of plus-size lingerie.
With so much pressure being put on Victorias Secret to provide plus size underwear, its easy to miss the size-inclusive brands that are doing it right.
Brands including Lovehoney, Elomi, Playful Promises and Scantilly by Curvy Kate offer luxury pieces of lingerie featuring playful, daring, edgy, sexy elements. Whats great is that they are all included within their plus lines too.
Scantilly, the sexier younger sister brand to Curvy Kate tells Metro.co.uk: Scantilly was designed with an unsecured spirit in mind, for ladies who like to keep the light on and ones who like to be surprised in the dark.
Our Curvy Kate customers asked for a sexier line of bras, so we gave! We launched in 2015 and havent looked back.
We want our plus sized customers to feel sexy and empowered in our lingerie. With sinful opulence scandalising every piece, its not a want but a need. We take risks with design and our customers love that – lingerie is a personal item to buy and Scantilly is pure indulgence. How you wear it, who you wear it for is totally up to you. Judgment is left at the door.
Its incredibly important, size has nothing to do with sex appeal Scantilly go on say. The fashion industry sells us the idea that “this” is the perfect body to be idolised and worshiped and its total nonsense. If women of all sizes arent included in the conversation, then where does that leave them? Sex appeal has no boundaries.
Elomi lingerie combines comfort with subtle elegance, featuring a diverse range of lingerie sets including the best selling Satchi harness bra set. Briefs go up to a 4xl, while the bras go up to a J cup.
Playful Promises is an independent lingerie brand who not only create flirty, fun pieces of lingerie for plus size bodies, but have also collaborated with US award winning plus-size blogger Gabifresh on two best-selling collections featuring lingerie sets such as the Erin Velvet set and the Fresh Celeste sequinned bra. The range extends to a size 42H.
Scantillly is the sexier younger sister of lingerie giant Curvy Kate, whose ranges extend to a size 38HH, with plans to extend the back sizes in future.Best sellers include the Peek-a-Boo bra and the Surrender harness bra.
And how right they are. While its clear that Victorias Secret do not want to extend their idea of what a fantasy woman looks like, make no mistake that women – of all shapes and sizes – have the right to look and feel amazing in all types of lingerie, wings or not.
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