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okko, an AAPI-founded minimalist bodywear

okko signature bra and brief in Honey color

okko, which stands for “Our Kind of Knockout,” is an Asian American female-owned brand founded by Phoebe Kunitomi (ok, but how cool is her name?!). This slow fashion bodywear brand was created with minimalism and consciousness in mind; each intimate piece is designed for versatility and comfort and offered in neutral colors, with the occasional limited edition color such as the current Agave option. The AAPI-founded brand’s mission is to help people clear the clutter in their top drawer of bodywear by creating lasting quality pieces that they’ll want to reach for over and over again.

“…most importantly, I learned that buying like a minimalist means I can live like a maximalist — fabulous and free to enjoy parts of life that aren’t defined by material things.” Phoebe Kunitomi

What first stood out to me was the variety and diversity of women in the photos on the website and social media: women of different shapes and sizes, different skin tones, and real skin textures (i.e. no Photoshopping out stretch marks or cellulite). Personally I found that very refreshing to see.

Phoebe of okko was kind and generous enough to send me their products to try out for myself. I received the Honey signature bra and brief, as well as the reusable nipple covers in cream color. Using the size chart, I opted for size S in both top and bottom pieces.

okko signature bra and brief in Honey color
okko signature bra and brief in Honey color

The okko bodywear arrived in eco conscious packaging. The signature bra is made of a premium blend of 73% nylon and 27% spandex, so it feels very soft and smooth. It has removable pads and is wireless, which means it doesn’t have a hooked back, and makes it more comfortable to wear longer because the band won’t feel too tight or press into your skin.

However, the bra fits me a bit loosely and leaves a visible gap around my underarm area, and I don’t usually wear full coverage bras so I think I’ll feel more comfortable wearing a smaller size.

The new and current version was revamped to also have removable hooks for the straps so they can be adjusted for a racer back style. It also has a longer body, which I think I’d like because I do sometimes find the bra riding up and have to pull it down.

The signature brief is made of 75% nylon and 25% spandex, with a 100% cotton gusset. It gives a slightly cheeky reveal in the back, which I like, but the front cut doesn’t look flattering for my stomach. I’m not sure if it might be the size or the color, so I’ll have to try another color and/or size to see the difference.

Now that I’ve had some time to wear the signature set, I think next time I’ll order the bra in XS and maybe brief in size M, maybe. (There is a note on the website that the bra runs large so those in between sizes should size down, and sizing down for briefs result in a cheeky fit whereas a larger fit gives more coverage).

Overall, I am happy with my okko bodywear set and will definitely be ordering another set! I appreciate the quality of the products as well as the brand’s ethos and commitment to quality over quantity, in addition to the uplifting message of inclusion, diversity, and body image positivity.

I’m also pleased to say that I am now a brand ambassador because I absolutely love supporting an Asian American brand as well as a fellow AAPI female (I’m all for women empowering women)!

For more information about the AAPI-founded brand, visit the okko website and if you order, please use my code KIANA23 to receive a 10% discount.


Published by Kiana "Kiki" Le

I work out, eat, drink, and write. I'm friendly, thoughtful, and kind. I'm all about living authentically and inspiring others to do the same.

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