In Vancouver, August is always ushered in with a glittering rainbow parade through the city and along the beach. PRIDE is one of the highlights in our city; a celebration of love and freedom of expression.
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When I started Butterfly Collection I was adamant that I wasn’t going down the ‘sex sells’ route because there are so many women in Canada who don’t identify with the winged sex goddesses of Victoria's Secret. A lot of us want to feel beautiful, or funky or indeed just downright comfortable! I have nothing against sex appeal and lots of our bras have tonnes of vava-voom but the premise of our message is; "You should have the bras that make YOU feel great about your body and great bras start with great fit." This is the one thing I know for sure, whether you’re gay or straight your bras have to fit and that rule is universal.
|A lot of gender neutral bras are sports bras and that's not enough choice|
I asked a couple of gay girlfriends to tell me which of our bras qualified as Gender Neutral and realized that the ones they chose were sports bras or molded cups and that's not enough choice.
|Julie Goldman from the Big Gay Sketch Show|
The way in which we find ourselves beautiful is very important for self-esteem and lingerie is a great way to see yourself as beautiful. When very few bras are designed with you in mind it’s hard to form a fond attachment to your lingerie. Of course gay women do not come in a ‘one size fits all’ so neither do their lingerie wants.
This brief glimpse of the lingerie world through the eyes of a gay woman has brought about a whole new perspective for me. I know that I have bras for supreme comfort, bras for feeling pretty, bras for feeling sexy and bras for everyday life. I identify different parts of my personality and life with different bras. I’ve realized I’m very fortunate. Lots of women are lucky to find one bra that remotely resonates with them. I would love to hear more about the struggles and successes that busty lesbians have when buying lingerie. I hope to bring some more choice to your lives in the future! xx
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