Feminine and delicate, these handmade bralettes and lingerie sets are perfect on their own or layered under a sheer top. The pieces are handmade in Toronto by designer Alesia Akehurst, and feature details such as fine floral appliqués and contrasting lace trimmings. The brand’s signature tie straps add an extra soft flourish.
Origami Customs Image by: Origami Customs
This Montreal-based label offers customized lingerie, swimwear and active wear for people across the gender spectrum. The handmade pieces are produced ethically and sustainably using bamboo, dead stock and recycled fabrics. The brand also partners with community organizations to provide their products to those who lack access to body-affirming services.
Sokoloff Lingerie Image by: Sokoloff Lingerie
This Canadian-made indie brand is for those who want a natural look — think soft-cup bralettes, bras and panties designed without any padding or extra layers. Their designs play with layering and sheerness. And the products are also sustainably produced using organic cotton and bamboo fibres, and are locally dyed.
Cosabella x Eloquii Image by: Cosabella x Eloquii
Italian lingerie brand Cosabella teamed up with plus-size retailer Eloquii to create a size-inclusive collection (from size XL to 5X) just in time for Valentine’s Day. The exclusive capsule combines expert fit with made-in-Italy craftsmanship to create pieces featuring lace, sheer paneling and satin detailing in a classically romantic palette of black, pale pink and burgundy. The collection also includes on-trend neon sets for a bright pop of colour.
TomboyX Image by: TomboyX
This gender- and size-inclusive (from size XS to 4X) underwear brand launched from a Kickstarter campaign with the goal to create products that would comfortably fit every body type. Their Valentine’s Day collection, Body x Love features whimsical prints like wings and candy hearts.
Thief & Bandit Image by: Thief & Bandit
Halifax-based Thief & Bandit’s line of intimates, including bralettes, underwear and body suits, are designed to be as comfortable as they are unique. The pieces are made with organic jersey and feature hand-drawn and hand-printed patterns — nature and floral prints inspired by the Nova Scotian landscape. The brand focuses on slow, conscious fashion and all items are made-to-order.
Toni Marlow Image by: Toni Marlow
This Toronto-based brand specializes in designing products for the LGBTQ community, with a focus on women and trans men. The gender-fluid line, which includes boy shorts and packer boxers, are created with inclusivity and comfort in mind. Also, $1 from every product sold is donated to suicide awareness and prevention.
Anekdot Image by: Anekdot
With a collection that ranges from fun cheetah print ruffles to classically romantic lace pieces, this upcycled lingerie and sleepwear line is all handcrafted in Berlin. The garments are made from materials sourced from production leftovers, deadstock and vintage trimmings, which means that every design is limited edition.
For the latest in fashion, beauty and culture, sign up to receive ELLE's bi-weekly newsletter