Lingerie is a thing that is so private and intimate that it’s an enigma of how something that so few people will see can be such a big deal. But, it is – it’s important for women for several reasons to have good lingerie. For starters, you need to be sure that the pieces in contact with your intimates are made of the highest quality, breathable materials to prevent any medical issues. Secondly, your lingerie can completely transform the way your body looks in clothing, making you feel more confident and daring to wear things you otherwise wouldn’t. And as with everything else – we look to celebrities for guidance, so let’s see what they’re rocking and recommending.
From fame to lace
Many celebrities who never had anything to do with designing clothing before, like Heidi Klum, are starting their own lingerie lines with all kinds of new ideas for designs – or just sticking to some classics. What you’ll see here (with barely any exceptions) is that their pieces are usually made for them, meaning that while they might have different sizes available, you will still get a shape that fits them, meaning bustier girls won’t have as much luck shopping in Klum’s range if they want those dainty lacy looks that are the face of the campaign.
The rise of plus-size
Just a short decade ago, plus-size girls were left with granny panties and maternity bras as only options. Talk about getting the message that nobody sees you as sexy! But that is all changing with rising plus-size models who are changing the game. Take the example of Southern hemisphere model Kate Wasley who, besides forming the Instagram account Anybody Co, has inspired thousands of women and girls to wear stylish plus size lingerie. If you go a bit farther up the ladder, the momma-to-be supermodel Ashley Graham has her own size-inclusive line and has been fighting to put the spotlight on plus-size girls for nearly her whole career. It’s safe to say that with models like these running the show, the future of plus-size fashion and lingerie is in good hands.
If you’ve never had to think about whether you’ll be able to find the right nude lingerie – you’re probably white. As more and more attention has been put on how inclusive lingerie is not, both in sizes and in color, our favorite new celeb-to-entrepreneur Rihanna has stepped in with what people are calling the “biggest hit of her career”. Her Savage x Fenty line is inclusive in so many ways, just like her makeup line was, and it shows what can happen when a woman of color gets to actually call the shots. This has triggered a wave of lingerie lines on Kickstarter and in traditional houses who are also offering inclusive lingerie – including options for trans people.
Dare to be different
While traditional lingerie houses take a big gamble when coming up with something completely new, celebs can do it with less risk, because the pieces will usually sell, just for the name behind them. This can then give the fashion houses the information and feedback from the public as a green light to come out and do something like that, so you can now notice a rise in neon lace, going toe-to-toe with the traditional subtle florals.
Lingerie is a part of our everyday lives and if something so small can make a big difference in the way we feel and look, then why not put some time and effort to find something that really suits us? There’s certainly plenty of inspiration and recommendations coming from the celebs.