Because of the growing popularity of the lingerie industry, there is also a high demand for sheer lingerie models. Remember that high-end brand that has “angels” as their models? The models under that brand are highly-paid and once you are under that brand, you are actually a known model and you get the perks like dating celebrities and getting known.
However, being a model of lingerie is never easy. For once, before you will be able to model the top brands, you must first get down and dirty with the unknown brands. You have to seriously work your ass out to be able to land a job. You have to go through several go sees before you can actually work the runway, catalogue or editorial stints.
What is the difference between runway, editorial and catalogue modeling jobs?
Runway modeling is where models walk for a certain brand or designer showcasing their latest collection. Usually these things happen during fashion week or simply when a designer launches a new line for the season. Runway models are required to go to go-sees, fittings and rehearsals before they can walk down the runway. There would be stylists from the lingerie they are wearing and what accessories, hair or make-up that will go with this. Once the stylists have decided which ones to use then they turn over the sheer lingerie models to the make-up and hair stylists. The show will also have a director and he or she is in charge of the whole program’s pace.
An editorial model is those that grace the pages of magazines. Usually these models are asked to portray a certain situation or they are doing role-playing shots. Models used for these kinds of shoots are usually exotic looking models. However, this will definitely depend on the feel of the shoot. Most of the time, the shoots are done on location to create a story. Other models that grace magazines are called commercial models. Commercial models are mostly doing poses that are sweet and sassy rather than sexy and quirky.
Catalogue models usually appear on obviously catalogues. This is the most popular way to promote the lingerie that companies sell. They usually print out catalogues or simply use it for the website. In catalogue modeling, models pose with the garment and their picture is used to show how much the lingerie is.
However, whatever type of model you are, there are almost the same qualifications. For example, height should be tall. For women, you should be approximately 5’8″ or taller and for men, it is 5’10. Since you will model lingerie, the body will be exposed more and so a nice lingerie body is a must. There are certain specifications for the bodies of models that are sheer lingerie models compared to those who are modeling clothes. There is a certain measurement required for this. Apart from these, you should be able to walk the runway with such sensuality if you are a runway model. There are other specifications too with editorial and catalogue lingerie models.