The Best Genderless Underwear Brands You Should Support

Photos courtesy of Tomboy X, LBC Lingerie, and TACK

Instead of... that other underwear brand

Underwear is marketed in an incredibly gendered way, with branding that relies heavily on stereotypes and advertising imagery that is often alienating, or even triggering, for many people—particularly those who already grapple with being misgendered in their everyday lives. Feeling excluded or underrepresented in an area that feels so personal and private can be incredibly discouraging.

There are, though, brands that don't rely on stereotypes or the gender binary when they create underwear, and they are a welcome relief from the male gaze-y "fantasy" of ultra-feminine undergarments. These brands also tend to feature size and ability inclusivity as well, offering a wide range of sizes, and either already are or can be tailored to fit people of all abilities comfortably.

Especially right now, when our current administration is trying to make sure that trans people have as few rights as possible, and when our society still spouts outdated views on gender and sexuality, we need brands that don't conform to the prior outdated norms. Below, we rounded up some underwear brands that operate without gender labels.

Photos courtesy of TACK Lingerie

TACK Lingerie
TACK's pieces are silky and soft, but gender rules don't exist here: In fact, TACK's founder and designer Charlotte Chanler says that the brand's aesthetic is derived from "places where rules never existed at all."

Photos via JBC Lingerie

JBC Lingerie
We talked to the founders of Just Babes Club, aka JBC Lingerie, earlier this year, and they told us that the brand is committed to "[representing] lots of different punk and badass babes" of every gender. The brand is also incredibly inclusive in its sizing, because everyone needs a good lingerie set.

Photo courtesy of Tomboy X

Tomboy X
Brand founders Fran and Naomi say they founded Tomboy X because they wanted "underwear that fit regular bodies and fit how we saw ourselves." From that, they've launched a wide range of styles, so everyone can find a fit that reflects themselves.

Photos by Kiam Marcelo Junio/Christopher Sonny Martinez, courtesy of Rebirth Garments

Rebirth Garments
Specifically created for the trans and disabled communities, Rebirth Garments focuses on providing clothing for people who have the most trouble finding things to fit their bodies. It notes that these communities "have very particular clothing needs that are not adequately served by mainstream clothing designers," and it aims to provide a colorful, uplifting solution.

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Origami Customs
Origami Customs is hell-bent on making sure its products are available to every size, shape, gender, and ability. It offers free upgrades of fasteners and style designs to make its pieces comfortable and easy for everyone, and even offers studio fittings if customers are unable to take their own measurements. The brand also works with Planned Parenthood, Point of Pride, and the Unmentionables to offer free products to people who can't access gender-affirming garments.

Photos courtesy of Play Out Underwear

Play Out Underwear
Play Out offers underwear with and without pouches, which means that the brand will have something to fit you comfortably regardless of what you have down there. Although they are designed slightly different for comfort, they are not gendered at all, and each style is offered with and without a pouch, so no one is limited to a specific section based on genitals.

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Pyramid Seven
Based on the idea that anyone along the gender spectrum can menstruate, Pyramid Seven offers gender-affirming styles with leak-resistant features and a space to secure menstrual products. You can wear these pieces even if you don't have a period, though, of course.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.