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BLACK-OWNED LINGERIE AND SWIMWEAR BRANDS TO SUPPORT FOREVER

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23.03.2021

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From the myth of bra-burning feminists to the historical lack of ‘nude’ underwear for any woman who wasn’t light-skinned, what we wear beneath our clothes is inherently political. So why not buy what we need from Black-owned brands? Your body will thank you for it.

Here's the ultimate list of Black-owned lingerie and swimwear brands to support forever:

1. EDGE O'BEYOND

We apologise in advance for the amount of time you'll waste staring lovingly at the mirror in an Edge o' Beyond set.

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2. LOVE, VERA

Aside from simply being a brand that makes covetable lingerie, Love, Vera also exists to close the opportunity gap for Black women in the fashion industry.

3. HALF BAKED

Half Baked will be of no help whatsoever if you're missing foreign travel. We can't wait to cross borders in one of their bikinis.

4. Nude Barre

Professional dancer Erin Carpenter founded Nude Barre in 2009 after years of struggling to find hosiery and undergarments that matched her skin tone. Her pieces are durable enough for active performance but still suitable for wearing every day – Nude Barre is probably what we'll be wearing when we enter a club again, whenever that happens.

5. Anya Lust

Anya Lust is more than just nice lingerie – it's escapism. Launched in 2015, its founders didn't just want to create a website from which lingerie was selected and shipped as quickly as possible, but a digital destination for lingerie lovers to experience. Today, the Anya Lust experience includes sensuality classes and an intimate pleasure category.

6. Azaira Intimates

If you've got a bigger bust, we recommend Azaira Intimates – exquisite lingerie made with exceptional craftsmanship in back sizes 28-36 and cup sizes DD-H. 

7. Blue Reign

Blue Reign – designed by Alyx Jordan and manufactured in London – specialises in vegan leather lingerie in a wide range of sizes. This is a brand for women who want their underwear to match their – fearless, fun, passionate and creative – mindset.

8. d.bleu.dazzled

Founded by Destiney Bleu – a former cheerleader and journalist – d.bleu.dazzled is a range of customised lingerie and swimwear. The brand's clients include the likes of Beyoncé, Cardi B, Shania Twain, Lady Gaga – and possibly you too.

9. THE UNDERARGUMENT

The Underargument is a brand adamant about the power of individuality. They don't know what their models look like – or their sizes – until the shoot day, casting them instead from the authentic and original stories these women choose to tell in their applications.

10. EUGENE TAYLOR BRAND

We recommend Eugene Taylor Brand for exceptionally good - and affordable - bikinis.

11. JADE SWIM

Designed by former Fashion Editor Brittany Kozerski Freeney, Jade Swim is your best bet for simple swimwear that could never be deemed basic.

12. NUBIAN SKIN

Based in London and founded by Ade Hassan (who has an MBE), Nubian Skin do nude underwear for women of colour. 

13. PROCLAIM

Proclaim are "expanding the definition of nude, one ethically-made bra at a time" – sometimes even in "the Beyoncé of fabric", TENCEL™.

14. SAVAGE X FENTY

Lingerie designed by Rihanna is bound to look good, isn’t it? The fun never stops with Savage x Fenty  – especially when figures such as Adam Selman and Megan Thee Stallion are involved.

15. shecurve

Camilla Aidoo founded Shecurve to tackle the lack of inclusivity in the lingerie industry. Expect luxurious sets, robes and nightdresses.

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