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In January All is Fair, the first lingerie boutique specifically for trans people, opened its doors in Kansas City. It opened with a small party with pool floaties scattered around on a floor built to have the color and tone of deep water. It was a celebration of months of work: a successful Kickstarter campaign, a complete overhaul of the storefront space, and most crucially, the completion of the first […]

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When I was in high school, I owned seven identical sports bras. They were from Kohl’s, I think, and I did not try them on in the store: I bought size Medium and took them home and wore them. I was a pretty gender-nonconforming teenager (short hair, wore boys’ jeans, shirts, and sneakers to school almost every day) and so it made sense that all my underwear would be the […]

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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I’ve written before about TomboyX’s boxer briefs. TomboyX has been dominating the androgynous lingerie scene for a while now, consistently putting out underwear that people want to wear and providing a wide range of sizes and a respectable range of colors. They also have been cult favorites of mine, although their long […]

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Note: this garment was an editor purchase. My life as a genderqueer person has been a constant search for garments that are androgynous rather than strictly masculine. I’ve been quoted before on my thoughts about binders: I sometimes want to bind my chest, but I don’t like the medical feel of a lot of binders, as though gender expression is inherently about sickness and unhappiness. So I’m excited that I […]

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Editor’s Note: As of April 2017, it appears Contour Corsets is no longer operational. Launched in 2008, Contour Corsets by Fran Blanche specializes in the creation of expertly fitted tightlacing corsets. We featured her on The Lingerie Addict a few weeks ago while discussing Corset Shopping for Trans Women. Fran’s approach to corsetmaking relies on utilizing modern materials and the application of her engineering background to build anatomically precise corsets […]

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