Meet Ellesmere Lingerie

We’re all about feeling equal parts powerful and beautiful, so when we heard about Vancouver-based Ellesmere Lingerie we nearly stripped down on the spot to don their handmade skivvies.

Modern and yet reminiscent of another era, the delicate pieces “celebrate the beauty of a woman dressing for herself and feeling confident in what she wears,” says Ellesmere founder, designer, and sole sewer Julia Rechel. The message is evident in Ellesmere’s debut look book, one that snubs photoshop in favour of raw beauty, scars and all.

We recommend you take a peek, and we won’t be at all surprised if these photos inspire a pants-off dance party.

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The demi bras, bralettes, bikinis, and high waist bottoms are made locally and ethically, ranging from $48 to $140. Find stockists here, or visit Ellesmere’s shop on the world wide web.