Sexy Handsmaid’s Tale Halloween costume ditched by fashion website after a furious backlash

The outfit, available on US website Yandy, showed a model wearing a short skirt, fishnet tights and high-heeled shoes. She wears the same bonnet seen in the TV series starring  Elizabeth Moss who plays Offred, a woman living in a dystopian society where females are valued only for their ability to bear children.


The outfit was called a "brave red maiden costume" and was on sale for $64.95, around £50, until it was taken down.

But it was destroyed on Twitter.

@cynthiaboaz said: "You guys, @yandy is selling a “sexy handmaiden” costume and I think I’m going to be sick. They didn’t have one person there to say this might not be a good idea??"

The website said in a statement: "Yandy always has stood, and will continue to stand, at the forefront of encouraging our customers to 'Own Your Sexy'.

"We support our customers being comfortable in their skin, regardless of who they are or what they choose to wear. Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall.

It continued: "Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image.

Why does Offred wear a red cape in The Handmaid’s Tale and does the colour symbolise fertility?

What’s the Republic of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale, where are the Colonies and why was Ofglen sent there in season one?

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