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Victoria's Secret just wrapped the filming of its annual fashion show, and social media channels have been flooded with leaked images and behind the scenes footage. On Dec. 5, more than 10 million viewers will huddle around their laptops or TVs to watch it.
I have never watched the show simply because the brand doesn't cater to my body type. It's just not for me, and that's fine. But a friend and I were talking about whether we were going to watch it this year when my friend said, "I'm surprised they haven't put Ashley Graham on the runway yet." I was surprised, too. But even if the brand wanted to appeal to and include different body types, it couldn't.
It's 2016, and Victoria's Secret still doesn't sell panties beyond a size XL or bras beyond a 38 DDD, and the company's Pink brand only sells up to a size large. A March 2016 Business Insider article said there may be a good reason why Victoria's Secret hasn't ventured into plus size pieces: Each lingerie size group requires a separate factory and set of patterns. So what they are basically saying is that, "It's more complicated than you think." However, that excuse doesn't explain why the Pink brand only carries up to a size large even though the clothing under that brand is mostly yoga pants, sweatshirts, and underwear.