This is how it's done in 2014. We are beautiful, curvy and sexy and we are not going to hide any more. If you cannot see beauty in these confident, strong women you have a problem, not the other way around.
I spent hours and hours in December browsing the new Valentine's Day and 2014 lingerie catalogs from most of our major lingerie suppliers and definitely saw some exciting trends for 2014. Some I am very enthused about, some not so much.
We've been socially conditioned to expect breasts to be lifted, supported, high, and facing forward. It's also true that style experts and laypeople alike feel free to criticize women whose breasts don't behave in these ways, regardless of figure, size, personal preferences, or circumstances.
The fact of the matter is, I really don't need you that much. Now before you go getting all weepy, let me clarify that I'm keeping you around -- you're pretty much all that I have -- but the last few years of our relationship have been based more out of social convention than physical necessity.
I'm ready to celebrate my aging body with style, grace and sensual fashion. And I'd like to do it while wearing something fabulous, underneath it all. What's do you think? Is the intimate apparel industry letting women down?
Sickness, even sickness conquered, cannot be sexy, or so the marketing logic likely goes. A woman living as a cancer survivor is not just a body transformed, hers is a life transformed. Victoria's Secret could have been a part of this process.