Due to the growing popularity of the lingerie industry, there is also a high demand for see-through lingerie models. Remember that high-end brand that has “angels” as their models? The models under that brand are well paid and once you are under that brand you are a famous model and you get the perks like dating celebrities and getting famous.
However, being a lingerie model is never easy. For once, before you can model the top brands, you have to work with the unknown brands first. You seriously have to work hard to get a job. You have to go through several go-sees before you can work on the runway, catalog, or editorial stints.
What’s the difference between runway, editing, and catalog modeling jobs?
Runway modeling is where models walk for a particular brand or designer with their latest collection. Usually, these things happen during fashion week or just when a designer launches a new line for the season. Runway models have to go to go-sees, fittings, and rehearsals before they can walk down the runway. There would be stylists of the lingerie they wear and what accessories, hair, or makeup go with it. Once the stylists have decided which one to use, they transfer the sheer lingerie models to the makeup and hair stylists. The show will also have a director and he or she will be responsible for the pace of the entire program.
An editorial model is a model that graces the pages of magazines. Usually, these models are asked to portray a certain situation or make role plays. Models used for this type of shoot are usually exotic-looking models. However, this will certainly depend on the feel of the shoot. Usually, the shoots are done on location to create a story. Other models that grace magazines are called commercial models. Commercial models usually do poses that are sweet and sassy rather than sexy and quirky.
Catalog models usually appear on self-explanatory catalogs. This is the most popular way to promote the lingerie that companies sell. They usually print out catalogs or just use them for the website. In catalog modeling, models pose with the garment, and their photo is used to show how much the lingerie is.
But whatever type of model you are, there are almost the same qualifications. For example, the height should be high. For women, you need to be about six feet or taller and for men, it is six feet. As you will be modeling lingerie, the body will be more exposed and so a beautiful lingerie body is a must. There are certain specifications for the bodies of models who are sheer lingerie models as compared to those who model clothes. This requires a certain size. Apart from this, you should be able to walk the runway with such sensuality if you are a runway model. There are other specifications as well with editorial and catalog lingerie models.