Let’s be real: shopping for other people is already daunting. Shopping for lingerie and underthings? Holy eff. Here are some of the essentials to know when it comes to lingerie gift giving.
“I’ve had conversations with brands where they’ve been very explicit about who their customers weren’t. They weren’t plus size people. They weren’t queer people. They weren’t people of color. And those attitudes affect me as well as a black, queer woman.”
You have two options: duct-tape a bunch of ice packs to your torso, or wear a bra as a top.
A short list of my favorites, from sport to strapless to sexy time.
If you’ve been eyeing these underthings that are everywhere right now, boi, do I have some treats for you.
“Lingerie is the clothing that most relates to our intimate feelings about our bodies — it can reflect the way we see sensuality and sexuality, and also have the ability to transform our relationship with our bodies.”
The brand has a 100% “No Photoshop” policy, and takes pride in showcasing natural attributes such as body hair, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and freckles.
Bluestockings Boutique owner Jeanna Kadlec felt strongly about producing original imagery that would represent queer and trans bodies and identities in a realistic, respectful, body positive way.
Bodystockings: ridiculous or sexy? Turns out they’re a little of both.
Hold your horses, unicorns, and angry pack of wolverines — there’s more to this campaign than you may first assume.
Sugar and spice and lace and bra-fitting and lingerie and everything nice.
“I’m also embracing my tomboy/blue jean/lazy femme realness more and more each day. This means if I’m going to spend monies on something, it better be perfect for all of my skipping and hopping around the gender presentation spectrum.”
The truth is that it can be more than a bit intimidating to shop for lingerie, especially if you are just starting out. To get you started, here are 6 things that I always try to think about when I’m lingerie shopping.
Pardon my French.