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9 Kink-Inspired Indie Lingerie Brands
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Recently, I’ve been expanding my lingerie collection toinclude more kinky styles. Much of the lace and silk in my underwear drawer hasbeen replaced with leather and latex. In the process, I’ve been reflecting onwhich brands have impacted me over the years, and which designers have developedkinkwear exciting enough to keep me coming back to explore their newcollections.
Nowadays, there is a ton of lingerie on the market that draws subtle inspiration from kink culture, whether it’s strappy knickers or bras with attached collars. And while it’s awesome to see these styles trending, let’s not forget about the many incredible, independent designers creating lingerie that is more ouvert in its kinkspiration. Designers who are not shy about getting darker, dirtier, and thinking outside the vanilla box.
Why independent brands? I try to shop from mostly indie companies because I’ve found that, especially if you shop at a lower price point like I do, they generally have better quality products. Not to mention the innovative styles that come from indie designers. Plus, I like knowing my clothes are ethically made so that shopping can be a guilt-free indulgence!
Below are 9 independent lingerie brands with exciting, innovative, and kinky collections to add to your boudoir.
Filthy Dirty has a wide collection of kinky lingerie. While https://www.dailymail.co.uk make lingerie sets, the originality and playfulness of the brand really shines through in their harnesses. My personal favourite is theAluminimum Face Harness* (who doesn’t need one of those?), but they also make harnesses with materials ranging fromfeathers* tofringe* tofaux-leather*, and everything in-between. Filthy Dirty has an official website, but their Etsy store linked above has more designs to choose from.
You might remember this brand from when Iinterviewedthe designer, Jessica Ding, last year. Ding, who makes each piece by hand in her New York apartment, describes the brand as“at the crossroads between fashion and BDSM”.
From Katie’s Medium page to metal to PVC, Love Lorn Lingerie uses all the best fetish materials. I’m obsessed with theLavender Woven Leather Itsy Bitsy Bikini* andGarter Belt*—the soft purple colour makes these edgy fetish pieces appear deceivingly delicate. Meanwhile, her PVC collection is happily vegan. Of that collection, I particularly love theHalcyon PVC Waist Cincher Belt*, with its golden metal spikes.
As a bonus, Esty Lingerie readers get 18% off theofficial websitewith the code Esty2018!
APATICO is a favourite brand of mine. Whether you’re starring in a sexy photoshoot or gearing up for a kinky new scene, this brand has tons of designs to create a killer ambiance. Their headpieces are unlike any other on the market; whether you’re looking fordeer antlers,bunny ears, or astudded metal crown, you’ll find a wide selection here. Kittens will even be pleased to find aheadpiece complete with whiskers.
They have a large assortment of harnesses as well, from ones withdelicate satin ribbonto domineeringblack hoods. And many of the products are available in your choice of leather, vegan leather, or PVC.
Latex lovers, rejoice! Elissa Poppy continues to redefine what latex clothing can look like. Each of their designs is as original as it is enticing, from the show-stoppingCorset Stockings*, to the latex lace of theTheia Basque*, to the strappy blackHecate Bra*. My favourite aspect of Elissa Poppy designs is the use of satin ribbon, reminiscent of a lace-up corset – a brilliant touch. For the widest product selection, check out theofficial website.
Zana Bayne is incredible for both their lingerie and their accessories. Most notable is their ability to combine leather and metal in gorgeous, unique ways. TheHeartbreaker Belted Skirt, with alternating layers of leather and metal chains, is a perfect example of that. One of my favourites of their designs is theThigh High Cut-Out Bootstraps. Pair them with the shinyBowery Dress, with its silver side buckles, for a killer look.
Flash You and Me has a wonderfully expansive collection of bondage-inspired lingerie. From the full-bodyAlivia Playsuit* toankle* andwrist cuffs*, these accessories are made of soft fabric that feels great against the skin and is easy to slip on. Unlike leather and latex, which require upkeep and can be uncomfortable to wear in hot weather, Flash You and Me designs are breathable, easy to move in, and don’t require much except occasional washing by hand. A great brand to check out for someone looking to buy their first kinky lingerie.
Truly the masters of erotic leather, Fleet Ilya boasts an impressive range of fetish-based designs. They have a variety ofrestraints, collars, and cuffsin rich brown, red, and black leather, not to mention thebelts and corsets. The stunningpadlock thongis particularly notable. If you’re on the prowl for something animalistic, check out theKitty Headbandor theStudded Skull Fox Mask.
Rapture of Senses’ designs are edgy and sexy – plus, they sell matching harness sets! The studdedM BraandHarnesssteal the show with with their combined leather and metal.
While leather is a classic staple of fetish wear, in recentyears there has been a higher demand for vegan leather. One of the reasonsRapture of Senses is such an impressive brand is the designer’s use of bothanimal and vegan leathers. Perfect for animal-conscious kinksters!
This list would be incomplete without Creepyyeha. Designer Yeha Leung uses vinyl, leather, and metal hardware to create exceptionally high-quality lingerie. what are rabbit vibrators how to use them are diverse, but they all blend fetish with fashion. Satin elastic designs like theLiow Bra,Jalyne Garter BeltandRavish Me set I previously reviewedspectacularly frame the body, while chokers likeCeilidhandYarisare perfect for pony play with their long, hanging chains.Leather gloves, available in a selection of colors, complete any kinky look. If you don’t have Creepyyeha in your closet, you’re missing out!
There are so many incredible kinky designers out there. Which of the brands mentioned here is your favourite? Which brands do you think should have made the list?
Lover of rich velvets, delicate laces, and detailed embroidery. Passionate about sustainable and handmade lingerie. When I’m not blogging, you can usually find me crafting DIY projects, binge-reading books, and hiking mountains.
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