PLAY OUT APPAREL designs Gender Equal Swimwear
Gender-equal means celebrating and creating space for all gender expressions, EQUALLY.
There once was a friend group of three
Who took a day trip to the sea
They had all the fun
And soaked up the sun
In swimwear not for he/she, but WE!
As a queer and trans owned brand, our mission is to lead the next generation of self-expression and fashion by applying equality to design, shopping, and gender expression. We design streetwear and underwear with inclusive sizing (XS-5X), responsibly manufacture at a woman-owned factory, and prioritize using overstock of fabrics and recycled materials whenever possible.
"The fact that y’all just categorize things as “pouch front” and “flat front” actually brought tears to my eyes, plus who doesn’t want iridescent underwear?"
“If others are experiencing the same joy I experienced while putting this outfit on, you’re lighting the community on fire with happiness! It feels so good to wear clothes that celebrate my body and queerness.”
"I LOVE your new lines! These are gender-neutral designs that I actually want to wear (and are affordable) and that aren't just baggy t-shirts and hoodies."
Play Out is co-founded by CEO Abby Sugar and & Chief Design Officer Grey (E) Leifer. John Lackner, COO and partner, joined Play Out in 2020.
Play Out Apparel was created because we didn’t see ourselves reflected in existing brands and apparels. Specifically we couldn’t find underwear and streetwear that represented us or was gender inclusive, so we designed and manufactured it for ourselves.
OUR MISSION is to positively impact queer visibility and represent queer celebration. Queer people, gender nonconforming, and transgender individuals deserve to see themselves joyously reflected in clothing and brands. And allies, of course, are welcome in our community to shop, support, engage, and enjoy Play Out’s signature soft underwear and streetwear.
We are queer, lesbian, gay, trans and non-binary owned. We represent those words with care and with an openness to continue to evolve and serve our community and beyond.