Fashion shows devoting all attention to lingerie have gained center stage for a number of reasons. One reason you might not suspect is the value of the lingerie worn. These luxe brassieres have been adorned by the most beautiful women you’ll ever see, but even more beautiful are the painstakingly crafted pieces of lingerie that may as well be rare pieces of art.
If you’ve ever wondered how high the price of a bra could go, you’re in the right place. Be ready to be mind-blown with this list of the world’s most expensive bras.
List of 10 Most Expensive Bras
10. Black Diamond Miracle Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $5,00,000
The Black Diamond Miracle Fantasy Bra, worn by Brazilian model Adriana Lima in 2008, takes the last spot on our list of the world’s top ten most expensive bras. It cost $5 million to make Victoria’s Secret brassiere, which has 3,575 black diamonds, authentic 117 one-carat round white diamonds, 34 rubies, and two 50-carat black diamonds dangling from the center of the garment.
Celebrity jewelry-maker Martin Katz created this beautiful piece for the Emmys in 2013, where his works were put on display on the red carpet.
9. Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $6,500,000
Karolina Kurvoka wore the Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra in 2006, which figures at the ninth place on our list of the world’s top ten most expensive bras.
The Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra is valued at $6.5 million which is justified if you consider the fact that it features 2,000 diamonds that took over 20,000 hours of effort to cut and polish. The bra itself needed over 300 man-hours of labor to construct. Hearts On Fire diamonds were said to have a dazzling radiance that is unmatched by any other diamonds.
The Victoria’s Secret piece also has a 10-carat diamond brooch with a Victorian flower design, that gives this brassiere a very elegant and regal appearance. It will be exciting to witness this diamond bra, adorned with 2000 heart-shaped diamonds, on the runway once again. The bra originally debited in Los Angeles, where a massive celebrity gala like no other was also held, said Bart Marks, Hearts on Fire’s VP of Marketing.
8. Heavenly 70 Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $10,000,000
It’s one of the few Fantasy Bras that actually sold, thanks to jeweler Mouawad’s excellent craftsmanship. Tyra Banks, an American television personality, author, actor, and former model, wore the $10 million lingerie in 2004.
The 18-karat white gold bra has 2,900 diamonds befitted onto it. The heart of the bra is adorned with a 70-carat pear-cut diamond. Victoria’s Secret conducted the renowned ‘Angels Across America’ tour that year, however, the Heavenly 70 Fantasy Bra was not included.
7. Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $10,000,000
One of the most expensive bras in the world and the first in the series of Fantasy Bras released by VS, the Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra is worth $10 million.
In terms of lingerie and innerwear design, the Fantasy Bras are up there amongst the most beautiful pieces of clothing ever made. Despite the fact that Claudia Schiffer debuted the bra for the Victoria’s Secret Christmas brochure in 1996, it was never seen on the runway until 2002. VS Angels Heidi Klum and Karolina Kurkova were the first to don this Victoria’s Secret design on the catwalks, respectively in 2002 and 2003. Featuring 1,150 rubies and 1,600 emeralds, Karolina Kurvova’s bra, which was inspired by the royal gardens of the Buckingham palace, was the subject matter of a lot of conversations at the red-carpet event.
6. Royal Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $10,000,000
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show showcased this Royal Fantasy Bra two years ago, at a fashion show in 2013. The name is already suggestive of the idea behind the bra. Mouawad designed the Royal Fantasy Bra, which was worn by the beautiful Candice Swanepoel, and it contains a 52-carat pear-shaped ruby as its centerpiece.
As an added bonus, the Fantasy Bra comes with a matching belt crafted from 18-karat gold and encrusted with over 4,200 jewels, such as rubies and diamonds.
5. Very Sexy Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $11,000,000
To put it simply, this fantasy bra exudes sexiness. It ranks fifth on the list of most expensive bras ever made, costing an estimated $11 million. Back in 2003, Heidi Klum sported the Very Sexy Fantasy Bra to promote the bra’s release to the public. You’d be shocked to learn that it wasn’t the most costly outfit she has worn for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Be sure to keep a lookout for her next feature on this list!
The bra also included a 70-carat Excelsior diamond, the second-largest in the world, in addition to the 2,800 other jewels. A 370-hour labor of love, the Fantasy Bra is true “Very Sexy”.
4. Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $12,500,000
In 2005, Supermodel Gisele Bundchen wore a Fantasy Bra that figures at number 4 on the list of most expensive bras. This bra is valued at a whopping $12.5 million. The Brazilian beauty also posed for the world’s second-most expensive bra. A huge, clear diamond pendant hangs in the center of the bra, which had diamonds embedded in it alongside numerous rubies.
Among the gems on display was a stunning 101-carat white gold diamond along with 2,900 paved diamonds and 22 precious rubies. The bra is reminiscent of Princess Leila’s fashion style in the iconic series Star Wars, and one can only imagine how decadent it must feel to wear it.
3. Heavenly Star Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $12,500,000
Heavenly Star Bra was titled ‘the most expensive bra’ to have ever been made by the Guinness Book of World Records. However, it held that title only until the ‘Red-Hot Fantasy Bra’ was developed by Victoria’s Secret. Also, Susan Rosen’s Bra was a later addition that stole the title from the Heavenly Star Bra.
When Victoria’s Secret’s Heavenly Star bra debuted in 2001, Heidi Klum was the face of the campaign. This is the sixth Fantasy Bra from VS but the first to be shown on the world-renowned VS Angels runway. It is adorned with 1,200 pink sapphires from Sri Lanka and a 90-carat diamond.
It is perhaps the most beautiful bra on this list, don’t you think?
2. Red Hot Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $15,000,000
One more VS lingerie bra for Gisele Bundchen to add to her collection. On one occasion, back in 2000, Gisele Bundchen showed up in just a bra and a pair of trousers. There were approximately 1,300 valuable jewels in the lingerie, which included 300 carats worth of Thai rubies.
Prior to Susan Rosen’s $20 million bra in 2006, the $15 million Red Hot Fantasy Bra held the record for the most expensive lingerie ever sold. Since then, VS has produced several deluxe bras, but none have topped the Red-Hot Fantasy Bra.
1. Bra by Susan Rosen – $20,000,000
In 2006, a bra with the world’s highest price tag was created. Steinmetz Diamonds worked with Susan Rosen on the $20 million bras. Susan Rosen designed it.
The piece contains about 51 carats of D Flawless Pear-Shaped diamonds, 150 carats of D flawless diamonds, 15 carats of D Flawless Round diamonds, and 30 carats of D Flawless Emerald Cut diamonds. Susan Rosen even made the bikini out of platinum rather than linen. It was first seen on actress Molly Sims in the swimsuit section of Sports Illustrated in 2006.
Lingerie sure is expensive, but this list is truly astounding. If you thought $400 was too much for a bra, your mind is probably changed. After looking at these prices, are you wondering if you could get your hands on one of these bras even if you tried? We sure are, but we think it might take a kidney (or two). Would you ever invest in something like this if you had the money? Drop a comment down below to let us know, and don’t forget to share this article with friends and family!