Screw "Pink" Bras, Check Out Bluestockings Boutique I don’t know about you guys, but I am done with this year’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show. You know, Victoria's Secret "news" on Facebook and countless videos covering Gigi Hadid this, Kendal Jenner that, Alexandra Ambriosio… blah blah blah. No one cares.

Men gaze upon their “perfect” bodies and women criticize themselves for not looking the same. No. I don’t care and you shouldn’t either. Perfection does not exist, so don’t beat yourself up for not having Adriana Lima’s ass. While the hype is always around Victoria's Secret, real lingerie doesn't come with wings.

As Kim Possible would say, "here’s the sitch." There are other options besides mainstream lingerie, and Bluestocking Boutique has the hookup.

Founded by queer femme Jeanna Kadlec, Bluestocking Boutique is a revolutionary lingerie brand that has continued to grow since April 2015. When Kadlec noticed a gap in the lingerie market for those who don’t typically imagine themselves in the lacy attire of the Angels, she started a company that sells edgy lingerie and underthings geared towards the LGBTQIA+ community. Kadlec identifies as queer and believes that everyone should have a self-welcoming environment and body affirming underthings.

Kadlec created the brand “to empower people that have been marginalized by the mainstream lingerie industry and offer them with an experience that reflects their identities, bodies and values." Bluestocking Boutique believes in providing for people with a variety of body types along with styles from independent designers (which are usually more eco-conscious… another plus). BB also has a separate vertical on their website dedicated to sustainability.

Although the brand is geared towards the LGBTQ community, it isn't just a queer lingerie company. BB promotes the key motto of “underthings for everyone," and when they say everyone… they mean it. Their best selling Nubian Skin bra is flesh toned for people of color because “nude” is not the same “nude” for every bra-buyer.

In addition to being eco-friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and a supporter of independent designers, Bluestockings Boutique also gives back to charities. Every 18th of the month (the site’s birthday), 18 percent of the site's profits are donated to a different organization such as Fenway Health, Boston Pride, The Trevor Project, The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Metavivior, and Rosie’s Place.

So there you go. An edgy, sustainable, and overall people-friendly vibe all rolled into one bra and thong. Their lingerie is slightly expensive, but typically undergarments tend to be pricey. However, rather than wasting your money on a "pink" bra, your money goes directly to company that gives back to the community and was founded on an awesome message. So support a great cause, and stay sexy while you're at it.

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