Although the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on December 9, 2014, the angels have already walked the catwalk in London, and worn the million-dollar costumes that the rest of world will drool over. The company; Victoria’s Secret, was created when a man went into a department store and felt extremely uncomfortable buying lingerie for his wife and wanted somewhere that would be catered more towards men. What constitutes lingerie is different for many people, but mainly it is meant to be a piece that covers both the top and bottom half of a woman, so the Fantasy Bra that is worth millions of dollars and that has been worn in the VS Fashion Show since 1996, doesn’t really count. Besides, the Fantasy Bras are designed and created specifically for the supermodel who will be wearing it in each show, and is dismantled after a year if it is not purchased.
The crystal and diamond-encrusted bras started out as a million-dollar bra in the 1996 Christmas catalog (worn by Claudia Schiffer), and the one worn by Candice Swanepoel in the 2014 show is worth $10 million, and was designed by a jeweler named Mouawad. Candice had said that they had to make a mold of her body in order to fit the Fantasy Bra correctly, and she was really excited about wearing it. It has a 52-carat ruby hanging down from the center of it in the front, which was Candice’s favorite part of the multi-million dollar item. If we are talking about brassieres and the most expensive ones ever made, then the Fantasy Bra that was worn in the 2014 VS Fashion Show would most definitely top the list.
15 Embellished Tulle Gown, $98
Even though this one is the least expensive on the list, the “Embellished Tulle Gown” is fairly likely one of the most elegant of the lingerie that is listed. This coral-colored, floor-length piece of lingerie is from the Dream Angels collection of Victoria’s Secret. It is made with lace that is extraordinarily soft and elaborated with rhinestones. The straps overlap in the back; and you can see through the sheer gown, as well. The gown comes with v-string underwear to match the nightgown. The beautiful evening dress has a V-neck that goes down rather low, is decorated with rhinestones and has lace trim all around it.
14 Fearless Cutout Lace Garter Slip, $98
The “Fearless Cutout Lace Garter Slip” is another piece that is meant to go with a garter and stockings. The stretchy, lacy slip has a back that is cut very low to show off your curves and you can buy it in red or black, whatever fits your style. It also hooks in the back and has adjustable straps to make it fit well. The front part of it is low-cut as well, and has a sheer covering on the sides with tiny straps in the middle, along with lace to give it that “sexy” look. Attach a pretty garter with it and it’s perfect for that big night.
13 Strappy Back Halter Gown, $108
The “Strappy Back Halter Gown” is sold for $108 at Victoria’s Secret, and is beautiful enough that it looks like it could be worn out to that fancy restaurant. Even though it looks gorgeous enough, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to do that, though, it is still a piece of lingerie. The dress is made of polyester and spandex, and is slightly see-through; with sheer sides made of mesh. The back and front of it goes down very low, and the gown is almost five feet long, and has a silky feel to it; probably because of the polyester and spandex from which it was made.
12 Scandalous Garter Slip With Matching Panty, $116
Although this garter slip may or may not be inspired by the television show, Scandal, the highly-rated show does come to mind when seeing the bright red lingerie. Bring the garter back in style by wearing the matching panty that is available, which is included in the total price, but is sold separately. The bottom half has no back coverage, which makes it a bit chilly if you’re not under the silk sheets! Made with mesh and beautiful lace, the slip barely covers the body, which is what most men are looking for when they are purchasing the perfect piece for their “other half.”
11 Fashion Show Lace & Ruffle Bustier With Matching Panty, $118
The 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is bringing back the bustier and garter (did it ever leave?), and this one is based right off of the runway! The pink stripes that are the main design of VS are used to create this gorgeous lingerie. The pink and white striped design is covered slightly with black lace; just enough to give it that special touch. Look like an angel, and make sure to wear it with the matching v-string that is included. Add a cute little pink or black garter with the bustier, and surely it will impress that special someone in your life.
10 Faux Leather & Lace Plunge Bra With Matching Cheekini Panty, $124-$128
The “Faux Leather and Lace Plunge Bra” does not come with the matching panty, but it only makes sense to buy them together. The set is made to look like leather, but it isn’t, so you don’t have to worry about any animals being harmed in order to get your sexy lingerie. This is also something that can be worn underneath your clothing, so it is not a bad deal at all. The bra has a very low front, and is also made with lace and lifts you up slightly. The low-rise Cheekini Panty will slightly cover you in the back, and is made of nylon and spandex; so not only is it sexy, but will most likely be comfortable, as well.
9 Embellished Chiffon Slip, $148
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, a slip was usually worn underneath a dress to “hide” anything that did not want to be seen. Today, items such as “The Embellished Chiffon Slip,” are made to be a sexy piece of lingerie that can be worn alone (mostly in private, though). The gorgeous light-colored slip is completely sheer and has rhinestones throughout, with ruffles on a pair of the straps and gorgeous lace that adorns the bottom. This one is made of nylon, polyester and spandex, so it should be comfortable to wear and if you are nostalgic, could even be worn underneath a dress if you choose.
8 Floral Embroidered Babydoll, $148
This absolutely adorable piece of lingerie is black with a little skirt that is attached. The “Floral Embroidered Babydoll” has flowers all over the front, is made of tulle throughout the entire body and has thin straps that can be adjusted to make it fit well. The straps are adjustable, and it hooks in the back. Made with spandex and nylon, it is a bit stretchy and comfortable, as well. This babydoll also comes along with a complimenting v-string panty, so you won’t have to worry about buying a separate piece that will match. Even though it is really pretty, the babydoll is not meant to be worn in public, either.
7 Embellished Lace Teddy, $258
If black and sheer is what gets you going, the “Embellished Lace Teddy” is perfect for you. It has a very low neckline (going down to almost the belly-button), and is almost completely see-through. It is one piece of sheer sexiness, adorned with Swarovski rhinestones and lace is all over the lingerie. It has a cute belt-type feature that goes around the waist, and the back of it is completely open. This teddy is made of spandex, nylon and silk; so it will be not only sexy, but a bit stretchy and most likely comfortable. The bottom part of the teddy is a thong, and has a neck strap at the top that almost appears like a necklace; to make it even sexier.
6 Swarovski Embellished Push-Up Bra With Matching Swarovski Cheekini Panty, $323
The “Swarovski Embellished Push-Up Bra” is about as close to the Fantasy Bra that is modeled in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that you can get, without spending millions of dollars. The lovely lingerie is colored in “frosted iris crystal,” which is close to a light pink color and also has matching panties, the Swarovski Embellished Cheekini Panty, which is very similar to the bra. The panty is sold separately, but at $75 for the bottom half, it still is a lot less than the millions spent for the lingerie worn by supermodels. Both are made with nylon and spandex, insuring comfort, as well as a bit of stretch.
5 Embellished Lace Halter Teddy, $328
This black “Embellished Lace Halter Teddy” is so sexy; chances are that you won’t find a picture of a model wearing it without having to turn on the “adult” settings in Google. It was created with a tribute to the European fashions, and is nothing but black straps and sheer lace. It is embellished with Swarovski Crystals in the front part of the teddy, and has a thong-style in the back of it. The teddy is open and has more straps that are in the back; and is made of nylon, viscose and spandex, so it will stretch a little.
4 Tulle & Lace Bustier with Matching V-String, $426, $456 or $486; Depending on Color
Swarovski Rhinestones are used to make this bustier and panty even more elaborate than they already are. The top is black, and is mostly sheer with some lace and tiny spaghetti straps to hold it up. The cups are not lined, so if you are looking for something that you can see through, this would be the perfect fit. It also has a side-zipper, so it is easier to get off if you don’t want to mess around with the straps. The bustier itself is $328, but the v-string panty is sold separately. Both pieces are made of nylon and spandex, and the v-string is sold for $128 if you would like black to match the top, $158 for red, or $98 for spring rain (which is a light-blue color).
3 VS Designer Collection Lace Plunge Push-Up Bra With Matching V-string, $426
Even though the sexy “Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection Lace Plunge Push-Up Bra” is only (yes, only) around $200, you just cannot buy it without the purchase of the matching v-string to go along with it. Both the push-up bra and matching panty are made of nylon and spandex, and are adorned with Swarovski Crystals, which most likely have driven up the price of this gorgeous lingerie set. The top part is only available in black or red, but the panty is available in red, black or spring rain. The prices vary based on the colors that are available. The bustier in black is the most expensive, but the red colored panties are the most costly for the bottom half.
2 Fashion Show Embellished Lace Bustier With Wings, $446
Want to look just like a gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angel? You may not have the height to look like one, but you can buy a bustier to appear larger than life. The “Fashion Show Embellished Lace Bustier” is $328 alone, and is made of nylon and spandex. It has a zipper on the side, to make it easier to put on (or take off). It also comes with a matching thong, and is decorated with rhinestones. The skirt attached to the bustier is also adorable, and can be removed if desired. Now what would be more perfect than wings to go with your bustier? Probably nothing. The set just doesn't seem complete without them. The wings are an additional $118, but since you’re already paying $328 for the set, why not?
1 The Embellished Halter Demi Bra With Matching Thong, $486
This “Embellished Halter Demi Bra” is absolutely stunning, and sells at Victoria’s Secret for $258, and the matching thong is sold separately for $228. Both in the set are made with Swarovski Crystals are black in color, and are created with nylon, spandex and silk. The thong is high-waisted, but they are far from “granny panties.” This is most likely another version of the Fantasy Bra, but well below the cost of the original. It may not have diamonds or rubies, but the Swarovski Crystals will definitely make it sparkle. The bra also includes a strap that goes around the neck, which is just as “sparkly,” and detaches, as well.