Everyone deserves to feel like a sex symbol, even if they’ll never be famous. At Cherry Blossom Intimates We Believe every woman deserves the right to own her sexuality, whatever that looks like to her. Below are a few black sex symbols to take lingerie inspiration from.

 Joyce Bryant

The original dark-skinned Marilyn Monroe, Bryant wrapped her sultry figure in sequins and tight fabrics to accentuate her trademark silver hair. Maybe you can add a little sparkle to your lingerie wardrobe this summer?


Eartha Kitt

This sassy diva embraced her short height and love of prints, particularly cheetah. Try adding animal prints to your lingerie wardrobe this summer.


Pam Grier

The sexy 70’s film star embraced female independence and sexuality. Try wearing floral prints or brightly colored pieces as the weather warms.


Lottie The Body

This beautiful brown skinned woman embraced her body, and life to the fullest. Try incorporating fringe into your lingerie routine.

Image Sources:

Main Image: Vintage Black Pinup and Performers You Should Know – Miss MonMon

The Black Marilyn Monroe-Joyce Bryant - Celebrities - Nigeria (nairaland.com)

acurious-thing: Eartha Kitt - chelebelleslair in 2021 | Vintage black glamour, Eartha kitt, Black hollywood (pinterest.com)

Pam Grier: Young 'Foxy Brown' And 'Coffy' Star, Then And Now (groovyhistory.com)

Rip pin-up/burlesque legend lottie the body (soulfuldetroit.com)

July 06, 2021 — Taylor Hemby