Each December, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes over social media with tweets and posts ranging from “Holy shit, I wish I had her abs” to “Ugh, she’s way too thin.” As our friend The Recruitment Chair said after last year’s show, “On one hand, girls everywhere are talking about the show with envy, wishing they looked like the models. On the other, girls are protesting, saying that the VS show is the root of all evil, causing girls everywhere to have negative perceptions of themselves and continuing the media’s stereotypical beliefs about what’s beautiful and what’s not.”
No matter how you feel about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I think we can all agree that a show that celebrates women of all shapes and sizes would be a good thing, particularly in today’s culture that’s so prone to body-shaming. And now, that’s a reality. As part of New York’s Lingerie Fashion Week (Who knew that was a thing?) there was a show this past weekend that featured a wide range of women: pregnant women, breast cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease, and ladies who range from size 0 to size 16.
Founder Lauren Rich told E! Online, “From the beginning we envisioned Lingerie Fashion Week as a platform to embrace and celebrate a wide range of intimate apparel brands, and hence body types, from petite to full bust to full figure to maternity. Lingerie is not one-size-fits-all, and neither are the women who wear it—on, and off, the runway.”
Sounds good to us.
To check out the pictures from Lingerie Fashion Week, click here..
[via E! Online]