Our Lover knickers are carefully embroidered with empowering and positive messages to add luxury to your every day. Looking into each Lover knicker, which feminist quote embodies each intricate pair?
More Kiss More Kill: a feminist quote celebrating the power of women’s beauty
“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me“. – Warsan Shire
Shire expresses the purpose of women to not be an object, and this is something we at Chitè whole heartedly agree with. Women are beautiful, but they are not to be owned: creating this juxtaposition; more kiss more kill – highlighting the complexity of women, both feminine and strong, these two natures can happily, and empoweringly coexist.
Soft and Dangerous: the perfect pink for any occasion
“Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it“. – Gwen Sharp
These intricate Lover knickers encapsulate Sharp’s belief in the power of femininity, celebrating what some women have been made to feel ashamed of: their gentleness, their feminine nature. As Sharp comments, femininity is often depicted as weakness. But here at Chitè we believe womanhood means power, and women should be celebrating it.
More Self Love: honouring our bodies instead of hiding them
“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” – Simone de Beauvoir
Too often women are made to feel uncomfortable, or ashamed of their bodies. De Beauvoir focuses on women’s need to love themselves first due to themselves being a constant. This importance in self love is shown in our lover’s knickers, saying ‘more self-love’ to give all of us a well needed reminder.
More Sauvage: the feminist quote encapsulating our relationship with nature
“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city“. – Roman Payne, The Wanderess
Women’s relationship with nature and the wilderness has been long documented, with many women writings and talking about the ties they experience with the natural world. Here at Chité, we recognise the importance of nature; we have totally detached ourselves from the production of fast fashion. We create our collections according to the principles of slow couture, restoring value to the time of craftsmanship.
“Non sono una signora”: The Lover knickers for anyone and everyone
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives“. – Jane Austen, Persuasion
At Chitè we embrace any variation or definition of women. Many women do not relate with the idea of stereotypical femininity/’lady-like’ characteristics. That is why we alongside our stunning Lover knickers and Cheeky Lover thongs, we also have stunning boxers for him and her made of 100% poplin cotton to celebrate lingerie your way.
Don’t see a feminist quote you like?
Din’t see a feminist quote you like? Don’t fear: all Lover knickers and Cheeky Lover thongs can be customized just for you. If you are wanting to add your own personal touch, each Lover can be carefully embroidered with your chosen feminist quote. It is important for us that we create the perfect underwear specifically for you. Not only can you choose an embroidered quote you can get involved in creating your own underwear down to the specific detail. Our My Chitè range puts you in the design chair, as who knows you better than you! You can acutely customise your underwear, down to the colour and trim, to ensure the perfect lingerie is heading your way.