Women have been modeling lingerie for fashion magazines and on catwalks around the world for decades. Styles have certainly changed during that time and while today there is probably far more skin on view than 50 years ago the ultimate message is the same; lingerie is sexy, romantic and designed to make a woman feel beautiful. While obviously a great body and an attractive face are important it takes more than looks to pull off the title of one of the hottest lingerie models ever. Here are some of the ones that made the list and the companies they modeled for.
Gisele Bundchen (Victoria’s Secret)
Becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel is a dream for many beautiful lingerie models but not all of them make the cut. Gisele Bundchen earned her wings and had the honor of showing off her beautiful body and face while being photographed in some of the sexiest lingerie ever designed. Gisele is one of the highest paid models of all time, and today she has her own lingerie line.
Lara Stone (Calvin Klein)
Though Lara Stone has also posed in lingerie campaigns for H&M and Eres it is for Calvin Klein that she is most remembered. Having posed for several campaigns for the huge clothing brand Lara’s beauty and curvaceous body are easily recognized in magazines everywhere. Some may consider her lucky to have posed alongside Justin Bieber in 2015, however there are just as many who would think that Bieber was the lucky one.
Adriana Lima (Victoria’s Secret)
Though many could be forgiven for associating tanned blonde beauties with lingerie modeling, Adriana is a breath of fresh air, with her sultry Brazilian looks and long dark hair. The model has been showing off Victoria’s Secret lingerie products since 2000 and is doing a fantastic job still today. She has modeled the famous Fantasy Bra three times which shows how much VS values the beautiful model’s ability to ‘sell’ their gorgeous lingerie fashions.
“Lingerie is one of the most important pieces of your wardrobe. You can have a wardrobe malfunction if you don’t choose the right thing to wear underneath!”
Irina Shayk (Twin-Set, La Clover, Intimissimi)
Of Russian descent Irina is as beautiful as her name suggests. People who have seen her modeling lingerie for the aforementioned companies may be forgiven for thinking they had seen her somewhere before, as Irina modeled for Sports Illustrated too. She is another sultry dark haired beauty skilled at showing off beautiful lingerie to its full advantage.
Heidi Klum (Victoria’s Secret)
The stunning blonde graced many magazine covers and catwalks during her long and illustrious career as a fashion model, both for lingerie and other clothing lines. Her versatility and skill as a model stood her in good stead throughout the years, landing her the opportunity to host many Victoria’s Secret fashion shows in later years. Today she is still recognized as one of the greatest models ever.
Naomi Campbell (Victoria’s Secret, Agent Provocateur, La Perla)
The dark skinned beauty made a name for herself when she first starting modeling in the late 1980’s but what may be even more interesting is that in her late 40’s she was still modeling lingerie and looking fantastic in it! It just goes to show that once a supermodel always a supermodel.