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Women Tried Creating Custom Lingerie For Themselves And Had Mixed Reactions

Whatever makes you feel sexy.

If you've ever gone shopping for lingerie, you probably already know that it's most certainly not a one-size-fits-all type of situation.

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Watch these ladies try out custom lingerie!

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Kuwilileni, Syd, and Tatiana know this all too well, so they agreed to try creating their own damn lingerie.

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Kuwilileni said she had a lot of difficulty finding lingerie at typical stores because, most of the time, she doesn't know where the clothes came from or who made them.

"I have, like, really tiny itty bitty titties, and then, like, a huge ass. Your girl's not finding anything." Ha!
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"I have, like, really tiny itty bitty titties, and then, like, a huge ass. Your girl's not finding anything." Ha!

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Syd also said she had trouble finding lingerie she likes from typical chain stores because she always feels rushed when picking things out.

"Either the top doesn't fit right, the bottom doesn't fit right, or I just don't feel particularly confident in it."
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"Either the top doesn't fit right, the bottom doesn't fit right, or I just don't feel particularly confident in it."

Then there's Tatiana, who said she has a smaller waist and bigger breasts so it's definitely more difficult for her to find something that fits her perfectly.

Despite seeing some stores advertise for plus-sized girls, Tatiana said she's only been ever been able to find her bra size in a clearance rack at Marshall's.
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Despite seeing some stores advertise for plus-sized girls, Tatiana said she's only been ever been able to find her bra size in a clearance rack at Marshall's.

Which is why they were this excited to try custom-made lingerie.

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So they went to see Monica, founder and designer, of Uye Surana, who said lingerie should feel like second skin — both beautiful and comfortable.

She explained they offer over 60 sizes, plus custom sizing. Most of their pieces are especially made for the customer.
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She explained they offer over 60 sizes, plus custom sizing. Most of their pieces are especially made for the customer.

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Syd was looking for something white and lacy, with perhaps a halter.

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Tatiana wanted something sexy but also sweet, cute, and fun.

She also wanted it in pink, please.
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She also wanted it in pink, please.

And Kuwilileni had something in mind that was hot but also super cozy and relaxed.

"I'm looking for, like, 1950s pinup meets the woman you see at the grocery store in her sweatpants."
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"I'm looking for, like, 1950s pinup meets the woman you see at the grocery store in her sweatpants."

Monica took their measurements and, based on what the ladies were looking for, promised to surprise them with some customized styles.

"Here at Uye Surana we can gather all of your information and we'll send you something that will fit you well so you don't have to rush to decide how you feel."
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"Here at Uye Surana we can gather all of your information and we'll send you something that will fit you well so you don't have to rush to decide how you feel."

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Monica said she wanted to hear from a lot of different women to see what's missing in terms of representation with models so they could offer more sizes.

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After one week, the ladies got their lingerie in a cute little tote bag.

It even came with a few extra accessories like stockings and a garter.
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It even came with a few extra accessories like stockings and a garter.

Kuwilileni thought her lingerie was beautiful and super unique...but too tight.

"As you can see, it doesn't fit quite like it should."
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"As you can see, it doesn't fit quite like it should."

Meanwhile, Tatiana thought her pieces were really cute and looked really good.

"Some of the things I'm still iffy about with my own body, I'm still gonna be iffy about."
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"Some of the things I'm still iffy about with my own body, I'm still gonna be iffy about."

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And although Syd was nervous about the sizing (particularly for the underwear), everything fit perfectly.

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She even had a super sexy reveal for her boyfriend, Alban, which we got to witness. LOL!

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Syd said, "I am dressed head-to-toe in lingerie feeling super sexy." Yassss!

After all was said and done, Kuwilileni still didn't know how she felt about customized lingerie.

"As I expected, I think the pieces were incredibly beautiful. I feel like they themselves were work of art, which is awesome, but it was kind of a bummer because they didn't fit."
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"As I expected, I think the pieces were incredibly beautiful. I feel like they themselves were work of art, which is awesome, but it was kind of a bummer because they didn't fit."

On the other hand, Syd said she felt beautiful and confident in lingerie now, which is something she didn't feel before.

"I can't thank Uye Surana enough for giving that to me."
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"I can't thank Uye Surana enough for giving that to me."

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