Today I’m so excited to have Kinsey from Exes & Ohs with us on the blog today! She started her lingerie company last year when she realized that there weren’t gorgeous lingerie options for every body. After working for a local lingerie store for a year, she decided to create her own line of lingerie which would work with the unique body types of all women – and so, Exes & Ohs was born!
Why do you think it’s important for women to embrace lingerie?
Oh my goodness I love this question! SO many women don’t understand the point of lingerie. “It’ll be off in 10 seconds anyway–what a waste!” I think it is so important for women to embrace their femininity, and I think lingerie is one of the easiest and most empowering ways to do so. It doesn’t mean you have to love ruffles and bows the way I do. It just means that you should love your curves, love the way your body looks, and love the way the person you’re with looks at you. Whether it’s for 10 seconds or longer, you have this moment of “I’m a woman. I’m sexy. I’m gorgeous.” Men don’t get to wear lingerie. Men don’t get to wear make up and fix their hair. I don’t think men have this moment where they get to “feel sexy” and we do. Why not enjoy it?!
How do you bring an idea for a piece to production?
The first step is that I research what women want and what the market is missing. I don’t want you to go out and find anything similar to my designs in a store right now–that’s so unrewarding for me and no fun for my customers! So, I start to sketch out whatever comes to mind. When I get stuck, I use Pinterest for inspiration too. After I design, I always ask friends and family for their opinion.
What has been the most challenging aspect to starting your own business and what’s the most rewarding?
The most rewarding part is being able to empower women and for them to embrace the bodies God gave them. A huge platform for my line has been that women should love themselves for exactly who they are. When I worked at the lingerie boutique, almost every single woman that came in wished a certain body part of theirs away or wanted someone else’s. Women with bigger busts wanted something tiny and visa versa. The female body is capable of SUCH amazing things–no matter the shape. It’s been so rewarding for women to be able to put on my lingerie, feel confident, and LOVE their body! We’re not all Victoria’s Secret models so let’s stop trying to be! I want to be the best me possible, and I hope other women feel the same!
Now let’s talk holidays! Kinsey shared her ultimate gift guide to help readers get a head start on holiday shopping. She’s also sharing her great Black Friday deals with us!
Exes & Ohs Holiday Shopping Guide
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday (Nov 28&29)
25% off “Exes” Designs: Andrew Robe, Alex Babydoll, Clayton Teddy, Drew Bralette Set, Jared Chemise, & Kent Teddy
*Just use discount code SEXYEXES at check out!
Sunday & Cyber Monday (Nov 30 & Dec 1)
25% off “Ohs” Designs –Garrett Robe, Connor Chemise, Reed Bralette Set, Russell Short Set, Travis Bralette Set, Zane Chemise, and Logan Bralette Set
*Just use discount code OHLALA at check out!
This super unique set is loved by so many of Exes and Ohs customers. The bralette is made of silk and lace and has an adorable ruffle and bright ribbon to tie in the back, while the lace shorts have a silk waistband and cute bow to match! Add the luxurious, silky Andrew Robe
to her gift to make it even more special! I promise…she’ll love them both!
Drew Bralette Set, $79
So, the woman in your life is a newlywed! Whether you’re her best friend or her new husband, it’s hard to know what to buy as a lingerie gift. Two full-proof lingerie gifts for a girl with a newlywed glow are the Travis Bralette
and Reed Bralette Sets
. They were designed specifically for new brides! The Travis Bralette, which has been one of our top sellers for over a year now, is the most adorable and feminine piece of lingerie you can buy. The bralette has the cutest ruffle and ties in the back while the stretch lace boyshorts have a charming little chiffon bow! The Reed Bralette ties in the front with a big satin bow, with ruffles along the cups and on the booty of the panties! They’re both perfect sets to make a new bride feel giddy all over again!
The Travis Bralette, $88
Becoming a new mom can be such an exciting time, especially around the holidays! But what most people don’t realize is that new moms are usually showered with gifts…for their baby! They are often left out. So, if you need a gift for a new mom, the perfect items for her would be the Zane Chemise
and Garrett Robe
combo! They are both made of ultra-soft and super cozy jersey knit that feels amazing against your skin. The Zane is also perfect for nursing during those nighttime feedings! Trust me, no matter what you get her, she’ll be excited to feel sexy and confident again!
The Zane Chemise, $58
During the holidays, you get so busy thinking of others that you forget to treat yourself! The perfect way to do so is with the Kent Teddy
. It’s one of Exes and Ohs top sellers, and it’s obvious why. The silk chiffon is incredible against your skin, while the lace adds a little bit of sexy to the back! The crisscrossing in the front is made to fit any size cup…so it doesn’t matter if you’re a 32A or a 38D…this teddy will fit your unique shape! Another adorable option to treat yourself with is the Logan Bralette Set
! It’s made of super cute printed jersey knit with lace trim around the edges to flatter your figure! It’s perfect to wear under sheer tops or oversized tanks when the weather warms up again! Did I mention how comfortable the set is?! No underwire or molded cups, so you can wear it all day without it digging in or being uncomfortable…what’s better than that?!
The Kent Teddy, $86
It’s so important to support small businesses, and I hope you will join me in shopping at Exes & Ohs this holiday season. Thanks, Kinsey!!