The holidays are a time when bling in outfits, accessories, and makeup becomes a part of daily life. Luckily, Victoria's Secret embraces that sentiment every year with its iconic, very sparkly Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra — and this year is no different. The 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra was revealed on Nov. 5 along with the announcement that model Elsa Hosk will wear the bra on the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special, which airs on Dec. 2.
While the 2018 Fantasy Bra was made with 100 percent Swarovski Created Diamonds and responsibly sourced topaz (and valued at $1 million, according to a press release from the brand), there are plenty of alternative options out there so you can get a similar amount of sparkle in your lingerie for much, much less money if the revealing of the one-of-a-kind piece inspires you to try something more glamorous than your everyday intimates.
If it's the overall-shine look you're after, For Love & Lemons' Cosmo Sequin Underwire Bra will give you plenty of sparkle for $153. And thanks to the full lining and coverage, you can wear it with or without something over top for a night out. The $1,015 Aneliya Balconette Underwired Bra from Agent Provocateur doesn't have the same level of shine, but with its lace cups and X-shaped strips of fabric covered in hotfix crystals, it definitely doesn't hold back on the fun.
For something that shows a bit more skin, the $98 X by NBD X Revolve Stardust Bralette is a more sultry option that still has tons of shine. Wear it alone as a show-stopping statement piece, or layer it over a long-sleeve top for a chilly night out. Forever 21's Rhinestone Body Chain Bralette has even less coverage — and it's a steal at $17.
Looking for a bra that'll provide the bling but still do its job? The I.D. Sarrieri Nuit Interdit Swarovski crystal-embellished bra, which is $540 at Net-A-Porter, has plenty of luxury and bling, but still comes in a neutral black color and is created to provide a supportive fit. Whether you keep it hidden, have it peeking out under a sheer top, or just wear it alone, it'll give you the fantasy feel with very real support.
And if you're willing to wait for a Fantasy Bra-lookalike until after Thanksgiving, Victoria's Secret will be creating a piece just for that purpose. "For the first time, customers will be able to purchase a version of the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals for $250 on Thursday, Nov. 29 at select Victoria’s Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com," read a press release from the brand.
Victoria's Secret also offers the Dream Angels Wicked Sequin Unlined Uplift Bra, which has just a portion of the glamour of the Fantasy Bra with allover lace and a hint of sequins on the front and the sides. Though it doesn't have quite the level of glitz as the $250 version (or the original, even more expensive Fantasy Bra), it'll give you some of the holiday glam for only $42.50.
Whether you're looking for full-on sparkle or just a touch of shine, below are seven stunning bras that'll give you fantasy vibes (without the million-dollar price tag).