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, in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond, why not buy what we need from Black-owned brands? Your body will thank you for it.
We recommend Eugene Taylor Brand for exceptionally good - and affordable - bikinis.
Designed by former Fashion Editor Brittany Kozerski Freeney, Jade Swim is your best bet for simple swimwear that could never be deemed basic.
Based in London and founded by Ade Hassan (who has an MBE), Nubian Skin do nude underwear for women of colour.
Proclaim are "expanding the definition of nude, one ethically-made bra at a time" - sometimes even in "the Beyoncé of fabric", TENCEL™.
Lingerie designed by Rihanna is bound to look good, isn’t it?