Swim By Alba is committed to the empowerment of all women, we’re proud that on International Transgender Day of Visibility we can now say that includes trans women. We’ve worked tirelessly with Lili St. Jerry, our collaborator, to create the Lili Gaff - a supplementary item that can be discreetly added to any of our existing pieces, making the Swim By Alba collection more accessible to the transgender community
The Lili Gaff is an under-garment designed to be worn in bikini briefs or a swimsuit in a bid to address the practical considerations some trans women face when approaching swimwear. Made from a handpicked deluxe microfibre nylon blend, the Lili Gaff incorporates Swim By Alba’s signature seamless craftsmanship.
"Body positivity is at the heart of Swim By Alba, yet, we hadn’t considered the needs of trans women. The Lili Gaff was created to help trans women feel included when looking for designs they can feel sexy and confident in." by Albana, Founder of SBA
"As trans women, we are often left to find creative solutions for ourselves, Swim by Alba now leads by example. I’ve been moved by their devotion to maintaining their commitment to luxury and quality when developing the Lili Gaff - something I know will be recognised by trans women." by Lili St. Jerry, Trans Advocate and Model.
Words by Lerone Clarke-Oliver
The product launch comes ahead of International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March, when the £35 product is available for pre-order here.
Love, SBA x