100 Women Stripped Down to Their Skivvies for This Seriously Inspiring Cause
There’s been some big strides in the way of body positivity as of late. Case in point? Though it’s catching some serious heat for failing to include its new plus-size clothing in stores, H&M has finally added larger sizing to its website after this woman wrote the company a letter, and has also tapped plus-size model Ashley Graham as the face of its fall collection. Women are also speaking out on behalf of those being shamed for their size, like Christine Blackmon did after model Dani Mathers publicly shamed a woman that was changing at her gym.
Now, Australian photographer Amy D. Herrmann has created the Underneath We Are Women campaign, which sees 100 women of all shapes and sizes stripping down to their bras and panties (or even less) in an effort to show the world “the diversity of women’s bodies and the stories that shaped them rather than succumbing to the fictitious default stories that have long been associated with various body types.”
Sort of like a Humans of New York for the female form, the resulting images will be bound in a glossy coffee table book (available for pre-order with your pledge of monetary support, the proceeds of which will go toward production costs), and showcase nearly every type of body, from large to small, disabled to athletic, young to old and even modelesque in varying states of undress, along with the stories behind them. Discussing their illnesses, scars and body image struggles, these ladies are here to teach us all *never* to judge a book by its cover.
As if that wasn’t inspiring enough, there’s also merch up for grabs (think tees, tanks and jewelry) as a constant reminder to keep with you always: and the goods are actually cute.
Find out more about how you can get involved with the project or make a purchase here!
Are you inspired by Amy’s campaign? Sound off to us over @BritandCo!
(h/t Hello Giggles, photos via Underneath We Are Women)
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
We turned to trusted intimates brand Adore Me to set us straight on trends for the year ahead, featuring size-inclusive bodysuits, romantic bustiers, lacy babydoll styles, and everything in between. Luxe sets start at $24.95 with free shipping and exchanges, and if you're not sure what style would work best for you, Adore Me has an at-home styling service called the Elite Box. You can try everything on from the comfort and safety of your home, keep what you love, and send back the rest totally hassle-free. Need more to pique your interest? Scroll ahead to see the silky lingerie and loungewear pieces we're adding to our cart.
Adore Me Svana Contour Set ($24.95): You can't go wrong with this playful satin cherry print and lace design.
Adore Me Luana Camisole & Short Set ($24.95): It was about time for a PJ upgrade, and this silky set is perfect for sweet dreamin' and lounging around the house.
Adore Me Gynger Unlined Set ($24.95): Va-va-voom! Hands-down the sexiest piece in the collection, this bra boasts a fiery red bow and skin-showing cups — literally confidence in a bra!
Adore Me Evetta Unlined Set ($24.95): This barely-there flouncy lace set is for when you'd almost rather wear nothing at all.
Adore Me Desirae Robe ($24.95): Take your self-care to the next level with this so-soft robe with subtle lace detailing.
Adore Me Clarisse Unlined Bodysuit ($24.95): This floral lace bodysuit with adjustable attached garters is straight out of our lingerie fantasy.
Adore Me Charlize Unlined Set ($24.95): If plum is more your power color, you'll love this sheer lace set.
Adore Me Helene Cheeky Plus (5 for $20): Our underwear drawer needs a little TLC too, and these comfy undies with coverage are the answer.
Adore Me Kaia Contour Plus Set ($24.95): Cutouts are all the rage, so why not have them in your underwear too?
Adore Me Kaia Contour Set ($24.95): Oh, and it comes in fire engine red — yes, please!
Adore Me Clarisse Bodysuit ($24.95): If you weren't sure about bodysuits, let this classic style change your mind.
Adore Me Corina Push Up Bustier ($24.95): Like more volume in the cleavage area? This sexy corset situation is for you.