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My love for indie designer On the Inside‘s Elise Olson is pretty much boundless. I’ve waxed rhapsodic about her work before in my article on lingerie for trans women (On the Inside’s knickers are absurdly comfy and provide amazing coverage in addition to being really pretty). Getting to wear the tragically discontinued Bold Calla set in the Bluestockings photo shoot last year was part of why I started getting really […]

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Disclosure: the pieces in this article were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Ellesmere Lingerie is a Montreal-based brand launched this past February by indie designer, Julia Rechel. Julia’s sophisticated, elegant designs are inspired by the aesthetics of the Northern Lights, her background in sculpture, and a desire to focus on the natural forms of the body. The first thing I noticed […]

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Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Lusome is a company that specializes in light, elegant sleepwear designed to wick away moisture and counteract excessive sweating. Their marketing emphasizes the importance of making beautiful, functional garments that allow women who suffer from excessive sweating to feel attractive and comfortable. The brand’s founder started Lusome in response to a family […]

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Disclosure: the pieces in this article were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Whenever I can, I prefer to buy my lingerie from indie designers, mostly because I can be more certain that their products are made ethically. Urban Outfitters is far from being an indie retailer and their history of dubious labor practices and problematic marketing has turned me off of […]

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It’s no fun trying to find cute lingerie when you’re a trans woman. The vast majority of lingerie is designed for cis women’s bodies, which makes it difficult to know what will fit well or look good on yours. This is especially true when you’re doing your shopping online. Getting fitted and trying on lingerie at a boutique can be really helpful, but it’s hard to guarantee that any given […]

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