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Origami Customs

A time of celebration, resistance, and community, Pride can also be an incredibly affirming experience for folks whose bodies, genders, and styles aren’t represented in the mainstream. What better time to show off some of the fun, glittery, and glamorous lingerie in your wardrobe? Even better if you can support queer-owned businesses while you do it! I’ve included a number of queer-owned and explicitly queer-friendly lingerie companies here. For me, […]

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A warm welcome to Shannon, TLA’s latest columnist, who will be focusing on the intersection of plus size and LGBTQ-focused intimates. Shannon is an art historian, sewist, bulldog owner, queer person, and femme dandy. She’s invited TLA readers to write to her with their article suggestions at [email protected] You can also find her on Instagram @rare.device. We were able to hire Shannon as a direct result of the TLA Patreon. […]

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Shopping for lingerie and sleepwear, as opposed to bras, can be freeing as you’re less limited by traditional requirements for functional elements. You aren’t bound by the need of endless seaming and underwires because the intent of the item is different. However, it can still sometimes become a microcosm of what it’s like to shop while fat, period. Retailers tend to latch onto an aesthetic, usually well behind the popularity […]

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When I asked the question “where is the lingerie for trans women?” I hadn’t yet heard of Origami Customs. And thank goodness I have: this online retailer designs lingerie and swimwear for a queer and trans audience. I recently had the opportunity to interview Rachel Hill, the designer/owner of Origami Customs. We talked about lingerie design, the trouble with bras, and the importance of heart-based business. You say on your […]

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