Come As You Are: More Lingerie Options for Black Women
Finding lingerie you feel comfortable and confident in is almost impossible- it’s a fact of life. Luckily, Skylar Marshai has set out to make finding lingerie easier for every woman while also promoting body positivity. Marshai, a 22-year-old certified girl boss, has taken something she used to do in her college dorm room and turned it into a full-fledged business. As You Are Intimates strives to make women feel confident and comfortable when revealing the most vulnerable part of their bodies. The all-inclusive lingerie line is tailored to each body type by Marshai’s carefully handmade designs.
As previously stated, finding lingerie that makes you feel like the finest woman in the room is quite the task, but it can be especially challenging for some black women in retail stores. Intimates are usually made with most thought given to those who have the “ideal” body type and the fact of the matter is not many black women fit society beauty standards, unless you are Naomi Campbell or anyone with a similar frame. Marshai says she aims to make lingerie that celebrates each woman and their uniqueness while telling them to be comfortable in the skin they were born in.
While many young, up-and-coming designers are caught up in the façade of fashion, Marshai focuses on what makes a woman feel beautiful rather than designing extravagant clothing only to create show-stopping runway looks. The attention Marshai pays to each of her customers is a breath of fresh air for those looking to find items that are made 100 percent with them in mind. Through the tireless hours of research and work, Marshai is able to alter her products to make them better than before and abolish concerns customers may have about the handmade products. While many businesses are cutting corners to make a fast profit, As You Are Intimates will stop at nothing to make sure each customer is cared for and feeling more confident with each order.
To keep up with Skylar Marshai and As You Are Intimates follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and make sure to bookmark the website for future lingerie purchases.
Article by Tess Hanson