In honour of the launch of Bluestockings Boutique – the online store founded on intersectional feminist principles and geared to the LGBTQ community – for my April Lust List I have decided to only select items that they sell. Set up by Jeanna Kadlec to ’empower people who have been marginalized by the mainstream lingerie industry and to offer them an experience that reflects their identities, their bodies, and their values’, Bluestockings Boutique aims to stock a wider range of sizes and styles from brands and designers who value sustainability. They already have an excellent mix of styles, and this is my top five.
1) Geometric Ascension Top by Sophie Hines
Perfect for small busts, this soft bra is made from sheer mesh and soft black jersey and features crossover straps. It’s not fussy or feminine and would go really well with basic black knickers so is an ideal mix and match piece.
2) Tomboy Boxer Brief by Foxers
Black and white boxer style briefs with pockets. I don’t care if these are classified as underwear or loungewear, they’re fantastic. If they’re not quite your thing, Bluestockings Boutique also offer more masculine and more feminine styles of boxer briefs.
3) Smoothie Moulded Bra by Curvy Kate
The Smoothie is one of my favourite t-shirt bras and Bluestockings Boutique are selling it in the blush colourway. It’s great for larger busts and has a fantastic subtle leopard print on it. They are also selling the matching shorts.
4) Essential T-Shirt Bra by Nubian Skin
Sick of seeing t-shirt bras marketed as nude that are too pale for your skin tone? That’s where Nubian Skin comes in! Bluestockings Boutique is selling their essential t-shirt bra in three colours: Berry, Caramel and Cinnamon. They also stock Nubian Skin shorts and tights.
5) Backless Nightgown by Katie Jean
Comfy cotton jersey nightwear that’s perfect for lounging and also utterly gorgeous because it’s backless. Utterly perfect for padding around at home on a warm spring weekend. I feel more relaxed just looking at the photo!