About Us

custom plus size lingerie and clothing

YOUR CONFIDENCE IS OUR MISSION

At Bawdy Love we create high-quality, hand-made, custom lingerie for every body from petite to plus size locally and sustainably.  Our mission is to give you pieces that celebrate your unique body and enhance your confidence.

CO-FOUNDER, GWYNEDH VAN ALLAN
Born into a family of fierce, creative, and independent women, Gwynedh grew up immersed in a world of body positivity and wild costuming.  Her passion for the engineering and history of clothing exploded along with her enthusiasm for dramatic performance. Gwynedh explored the complex realm of corsetry, delving deep into the history of body modification and enhancement via foundation garments.  One of her greatest joys is to utilize these skills to create beautiful pieces for people of all shapes and sizes.

CO-FOUNDER, CANDACE FRANK
Full figured, 6'2" tall, and named after a dynasty of Nubian warrior queens, Candace has always considered herself a fierce modern Amazon. She learned in high school to make the clothes she couldn't find on the rack and translated her early love of fashion and creating to a successful career designing costumes for theatre, opera, circus, and burlesque. Her designs utilize her advanced knowledge of fit mixed with her flair for the theatrical to create pieces inspired by your unique beauty.