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LGBTQ+ Swimwear To Rock This Summer If You’re Sick Of Being Constrained To One Look

There’s nothing like trying on bathing suits in a fluorescent-lit fitting room to make you feel self-conscious about your body. But for trans women the task of finding swimsuits that make them feel comfortable and beautiful, the task of finding beachwear can be especially hard. Especially because as of today, none of the major swimwear brands cater to them.

We dug around for cute swimwear for transwomen to rock in the summer because we should all feel beautiful in our swim and enjoy the summer waves.

Outplay

Outplay describes itself as a company “without gender but a lot of heart.” The swimsuit brand works to go against dictated fashion rules and strive for comfort and the representation of diversity. Their line of swimsuits includes full coverage tops, mid-drift tops, bikinis, shorts, and jammers.

Rebirth Garments

Designed and made by hand by, Sky Cubacub (self-described nonbinary queer and disabled Filipinx human from Chicago, IL) the swimsuits offered from this line are perfect for beachgoers looking to ditch gender norms.

Danae

This Amsterdam-based company offers sleek, chest-flattening swimsuits that are made specifically for trans men and also offers clothing for people of different genders. According to the site, they also make ballet slips that contain a special elastane to hide sex as comfortably and effectively as possible.

TomboyX

Colorful and breathable these outfits by Tomboyx have antibacterial cloth and are eco-friendly. They’re apparently not just for swimming either, with wicking material, they can also be also worn while exercising.

Beefcakes Swimwear

These androgynous one-piece swimsuits are marketed as being ethically and sustainably made in USA as well as owned by LGBTQ creators. Their styles are super adorable while also keeping away from gender-conforming aesthetics.

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Yalitza Aparicio Stars In Dior’s Women-Centric Film Series

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Yalitza Aparicio Stars In Dior’s Women-Centric Film Series

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In the two years that have passed since her debut as an actress in the 2018 Academy Award-winning film Roma, Yaltiza Aparicio has established herself as a Hollywood “get.” The Indigenous actress has appeared countless times on the cover of magazines, ones like Vogue México and Vanity Fair, and has been featured in ad campaigns for designers like Rodarte. So it’s no surprise that she has now been tapped to be part of Dior’s new campaign “Dior Stands with Women.”

As part of an effort to celebrate women across the film, beauty, and health industries Dior has launched its “Dior Stands with Women” campaign.

On Monday, the fashion brand announced it had launched a series of short films honoring women and their contributions to the industries and communities which they occupy. The campaign features actresses like Yaltiza Aparicio, model Paloma Elsesser, dancer Leyna Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Charlize Theron, Parris Goebel, and others.

In a statement about the campaign, Dior announced their intent in a post on Instagram. “Inspired by the exceptional women who have marked its history, Christian Dior Parfums unveils a series of short filmed portraits that give a chance to speak to extraordinary women,” it reads.

Speaking in the portrait series, Aparicio explains “For me, being a woman means being strong, always holding your head up because they tell you what they say, you must be sure of what you are capable of,” she went onto say that as “as an ambassador for UNESCO, my role is to represent indigenous communities with dignity. Give them a voice and visibility, which is something that we have lacked for a long time… Women have fought for many years for gender equality. It is not about being superior to men, it is about having the same opportunities, that in your work they give you a fair salary and not simply because you are a woman they pay you less or that they consider that you have fewer capacities simply because you are a woman.”

Speaking about their journeys, actresses Cara Delevinge and Charlize Theron touched on being unapologetic and part of male-dominated industries.

Check out Yalitza and the others in the Dior campaigns below.

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These $1,200 Gucci Jeans Are Designed With Grass Stains Around The Knees And Are Not Worth The Joke

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These $1,200 Gucci Jeans Are Designed With Grass Stains Around The Knees And Are Not Worth The Joke

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In these tough times, Gucci’s latest line proves that you might be able to get a fortune out of the jeans you use as workwear in the yard. The upscale label recently launched a new line of jeans and overalls featuring a grass stain effect on their knees. But these are not your father’s cutting the lawn jeans.

The oversized pants retail for a cool $1,400 and feature large pockets and side buttons…

Users on Twitter were quick to question whether or not the new jeans were a joke by Gucci or a reflection of just how tone-deaf the high-end label is.

“How did it take so long for this to become a thing? My entire wardrobe just became more valuable!” one user tweeted in response. A second user commented, “Yeah not a Good Look!!! Wouldn’t buy those Jeans at the Thrift Store for a Dollar!!!”

It wasn’t long ago that the designer brand received criticism for selling warn-in sneakers that were “treated for an all-over distressed effect.”

The kicks were valued at $870. The brand’s description of the shoe design boasted that it was inspired by “vintage” 70s styles.

“The Screener sneakers — named for the defensive sports move — feature the Web stripe on the side and vintage Gucci logo, treated for an allover distressed effect,” the website explained.

Takeaway? Money sure can’t buy good taste.

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