05/11/2014 12:31 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Lingerie Fashion Week Catwalks Celebrate Women Of ALL Sizes

The Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk scene during Lingerie Fashion Week in New York was a real representation of body diversity in women today.

A fleet of breast cancer survivors, pregnant women, plus size models, dominatrices and burlesque artists of all shapes and sizes walked in the shows throughout the week. They were themselves - uncompromising and unbelievably beautiful.

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The event took place just days before Victoria's Secret unveiled its advertising campaign titled 'The Perfect Body'. Which, in case you missed it, received backlash online for promoting unattainable, unrealistic and, let's be honest, unhealthy messages around body image.

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"From the beginning we envisioned Lingerie Fashion Week as a platform to embrace and celebrate a wide range of intimate apparel brands, and hence body types, from petite to full bust to full figure to maternity," said Lauren Rich, founder of Lingerie Fashion Week.

"Lingerie is not one-size-fits-all, and neither are the women who wear it - on, and off, the runway. This is evidenced by designers of our latest season truly embracing the diversity of the female form."


Now in its fourth consecutive season, Lingerie Fashion Week showcased collections from 25 fabulous designers at Center548 in Manhattan's gallery district all of which empowered and celebrated the representation of real women on the runway.

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Look through this gallery to see more looks from the Spring/Summer 2015 presentations. If only brands like Victoria's Secret could see that the "perfect" label just doesn't sit right.

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