Last week, a model described luxury lingerie as ‘empowering’. Is she right?

Model Adriana Lima has sparked a debate over what kinds of underwear can ‘empower’ the wearer

Amid the scantily clad world of lingerie modelling, a pair of Victoria’s Secret angel wings are the ultimate accessory. Heavily laden with an elaborate concoction of feathers, crystals and other flamboyant embellishments, the coveted wings are awarded to a handful of the 50 or so models who appear in the brand’s annual catwalk extravaganza.And, for those Angels charged with showcasing the US company’s latest collection of fripperies, the financial rewards are heaven-sent. So when the Brazilia...