Wearing lingerie is one of my favourite ways to show myself some love, and while everyone will have different ideals of the type of underwear they feel best in, here is a selection of designs which just happen to be more explicit about reminding you to love yourself!
indie lingerie designers
When Impish Lee launched its customisation tool in 2015, it was a totally new concept in the lingerie world – getting to pick your own fabrics and colours, plus make design changes such as adding or removing bows, all without having to spend time communicating back and forth with the designer.
Rapture and Repent immediately caught my eye for its darkly original, fetish-inspired designs. The designer, Monika Cibulskis, first started selling lingerie and accessories while studying fashion at Ryerson University in Canada.
Anyone with an interest in fetish lingerie or sustainable fashion should have The End on their radar. This is one of the few brands that boasts a commitment to both. The End was started by Bei Kuo in 2016 in New York City.
Studio Pia is something special. I’ve liked every single design they have launched to date, and that’s unusual. And that has only become truer than ever with the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection, which is my favourite yet.
I interviewed Jessica Ding to learn more about her creative process, how feminism impacts her work, and how trying to start a small business while working full time can sometimes feel like a long-distance relationship.
Brighton Lace is an independent lingerie brand based in, you guessed it, Brighton in the UK. With the motto “enjoy being you”, it’s all about celebrating your natural beauty, no padding or push-up required.
I fell in love with the dark, otherwordly air of Creepyyeha’s designs, and knew I had to have the Ravish Me set. It’s one of her classics, and I loved it from the moment I put it on. It comes in black and white, but I chose the black version for the way it contrasts with my skin tone.
With the fashion industry being the second largest contributor to global pollution, it’s comforting to know that brands are taking steps towards reducing their carbon footprint. One of the biggest recommendations is to buy second hand or vintage clothing, but this isn’t always ideal when it comes to underwear.
The brand Poetic Works Lingerie was founded by designer Amarantha Harrison and creates sustainable lingerie that’s handmade in the USA. The size range spans from 32A to 36D for the bras and from XS to XXL for the briefs…