Victoria’s Secret, that lovely store so full of feminine pleasures, is a wonderful shop for women who want to feel lovely. The only problem with Victoria’s Secret is that it caters only to women of smaller sizes. Ladies with fuller figures can certainly enjoy the Victoria’s Secret line of lush lotions, pleasing perfumes, and array of accessories, but the beautiful lingerie is strictly prohibited to them.
The fashion world is very slowly beginning to accept plus size models. Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated made a huge stand when they hired plus-size model Ashley Graham to grace the pages of their famous swimsuit issue.
Many women have expressed hope that the iconic Victoria’s Secret would add a line of larger lingerie as well as models to display them. Denise Bidot is one such person. She thinks the time is right for Victoria’s Secret to not only add a plus size model to their company, but also add one to the line of Victoria’s Secret Angels as well.
“I think if they did go ahead and include a plus-sized Angel, I think it would be such a huge statement from Victoria’s Secret especially ’cause for so long, as a curvy woman, I haven’t been able to shop there, able to fit in a lot of their stuff. I think it would be a way to embrace us and make us feel like they get it… They get we’re beautiful and they are embracing all sorts of sizes and diversity.”
— Denise Bidot (@DeniseBidot) August 13, 2015
Bidot believes that adding fuller figured models within the fashion industry, especially in such an iconic company as Victoria’s Secret, would help to contradict the belief that plus-size women are unhealthy. On the flip side, being too thin poses health risks as well.
“I think there is such a huge misconception that we are unhealthy or that we don’t work out as much as we should or even so much — I get asked all the time that we don’t look the same as straight-sized models and I am like, ‘Why does it have to be a versus?’
“Why does it have to be straight size versus plus-sized? I think it is one big industry. I am doing amazing things. I have to say we work out, we run around town, we most of the time are traveling so it’s hard not to be running through airports. We are just us.”
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— Denise Bidot (@DeniseBidot) August 12, 2015
Would you like to see plus-size clothing come to Victoria’s Secret? Do you think it will ever happen?
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