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Abby & Liz

Abby Sugar and Liz Leifer, Play Out underwear owners, stand next to each other.

Inspired by the bold graphics and bright colors of men’s underwear coupled with the challenge of finding flattering “boy short” styles for female bodies, Abby Sugar and her ex-business partner were spurred to start Play Out Underwear in 2011. After spending 3 years in development and education, they launched their first line of genderqueer underwear in 2014. Finding huge success and international recognition after showing at Lingerie Fashion Week (SS 2015), Abby joined together with FlatTopper Pride in 2015 to photograph women and gender-nonconforming individuals who underwent double-mastectomies without reconstruction due to breast cancer treatments. Covered by, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, this campaign was one of the first to feature breast cancer survivors without reconstruction and to share their stories. Abby’s entrepreneurial spirit and unique personal style give her an outsider’s advantage in the world of fashion. Searching for a new business partner in 2017, Abby was overjoyed when her dear friend (a long time stylist, creative director and producer) Elizabeth Leifer expressed interest in joining the Play Out team. Now with an expanded product offering and joint vision, Abby and Liz celebrate Play Out’s relaunch in 2018.

Liz tells their story on "I'm From Driftwood"

Play Out and Liz participated in the VideoOut LGBTQ digital library and SpeakOut Storytelling event in NYC. 

Size Chart

Underwear Size Chart

DRESS SIZE 0-6 6-10 10-14 14-16 16-18 18-20
WAIST (IN.) 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-37 37-40
WAIST (CM) 66-71 71-76 76-81 81-86 86-94 94-102

Pouch Underwear Size Chart

WAIST (IN.) 28-30" 31-33” 34-36” 37-39”
WAIST (CM) 71-76 79-84 86-91 94-99

Please note – our sizes are true to size. The medium will be a true medium and not a smallish-medium, like some companies. The sizes are also true to most average underwear garments, so if you normally buy a large in underwear that is the size you should buy from Play Out underwear.

Our Boxer Brief, Bikini and Thong underwear feature a flat-fronted cut. It does not provide compression or hold. 

Our Pouch Underwear, the Trunk, Pouch Bikini and Pouch Thong, feature a pouch-style front with extra fabric space for equipment and no opening. Please refer to the "More Info" tab on each product to see additional fit notes depending on underwear style. 

Muscle T/Tank Top Size Chart

Body Length 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Body Width 16.5 18 19.5 21 22.5 24.5 26.5


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