Transgender Lingerie Line Launches

by Yesha Callahan

Transgender Lingerie Line LaunchesDesigner Cy Lauz recently launched her new underwear label Chrysalis. What exactly separates Chrysalis from brands like Victoria’s Secret and Fredericks of Hollywood?  Pretty simple, Lauz’scompany caters to the people who identify as female but don’t have the body type to fit into typical women’s lingerie.

“A lot of women have been waiting a long time for something like this,” Chrysalis co-founder Cy Lauz told Lingerie Talk.

“Speaking from personal experience, I found no products that specifically cater to transgender women. There are some things for cross-dressers and drag queens, but they’re all sexually exploitative. I wanted a product that actually celebrated who we are, something that made us feel beautiful but is also practical.”

The bras and panties under the Chrysalis label are specifically designed for a transgendered body. The bra has hidden pockets to hold silicone inserts and the panty (the T-string) is designed with a mesh elastic which makes it easier to tuck in and lift the penis.

“Chrysalis answers a lot of problems and questions for transgender women regarding their underwear,” Lauz said. “It gives them peace of mind. You don’t have to think about it anymore.”

The designer also pointed out that the items in her collection can be used by anyone. The underwear would benefit women who’ve had mastectomies. Lauz plans a full launch in May which will include the Basics Collection, for daily wear, and a Couture Collection is set to launch in the fall.

Transgender Lingerie Line Launches

  • KGE

    This is gross. Last days and Sodom for sure.

  • Whatever

    “A lot of women have been waiting a long time for something like this,”

    No, women have not been waiting a long time for this. “Transgender women” have been waiting for this.

  • Whatever

    Women get all up in arms about issues dealing with feminism, well, one of my feminist stands is that I will not refer to a certain population of men as “women.”

    A person born biologically as a man but decides to live his life as a woman or get surgery to remove his penis, is still not a woman. A transgender woman? absolutely.

  • wfm

    Now I know how all the Beyonce haters feel. Clutch get a clue!

  • Allie

    I think this is amazing! I saw this on tumblr a couple of weeks ago and was amazed.

  • Niki


  • Natalie

    Very cool. Clearly meeting a demand for a community of people. Nice.

  • binks

    This! Honestly there is nothing to get mad at. There is a market for Transgender individuals (whether you personally agree with it or not) that needs to be catered too.

  • Taylor

    I’m so happy to see this on clutch!

  • Taylor

    This is incredibly hurtful language. I encourage you to open your heart and learn more about trans people. Trans people need more allies to help combat the misconception that they are harmful to our society or whatever excuse someone might think of to allow for this type of hatred to continue. I am not a trans woman, but I am a queer woman of color and an ally to all trans and gender non comforming people. Let’s work to end this type of hate.

  • Victoria

    No….just no. women are born women men are born men #thatisall

  • Niesha Gourdine

    u like it I love it… I’m surprised it actually took this long. since its the first it will make tons..

  • Kema

    Dont forget intersex.

  • Allie

    I’m glad they have stuff for trans* women. It’s about damn time.

  • Erin

    What do you care? It’s not for you

  • Erin

    I’ve got my money set aside for may

  • kiko yurikama

    You my friend are not a real feminist. A real feminist doesn’t say equality for women, except these ones. You are an embarrassment to the rest of us feminist women born as women, that title doesn’t belong to you so stop using it!

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