The lingerie company Victoria’s Secret was named after British Queen Victoria but this fact was thankfully kept from the public for years. The company was named after the Queen since she was not prone to showing off her underwear in public and was normally secretive about its color or even if she wore any – she always had the press guessing. Women’s underwear was not for the general public in the old days but this has since changed because men have not.
Women’s underwear has come a long way since Queen
Victoria’s time and it’s no longer taboo for men to ask women about their underwear and for men to see other women wearing them; or not. Some men have developed a keen interest in the women underwear industry and have subscribed to the Victoria’s Secret catalog and website in show of support. The first Victoria’s Secret stores were opened in 1977 to encourage men to show their wives and girlfriends what sexy mannequins and sales clerks in underwear looked like. The need never disappeared.
Victoria’s Secret now has annual sales figures of over US$5 billion and though women’s underwear has been shrinking in size their sales have not. Victoria’s Secret now employs top models to parade in front of depraved men and a few women to keep interest alive. Victoria’s Secret catalogs and models are responsible for at least 80% of the happiness found in men. Beer, fried chicken, and sports are responsible for the rest.