Nubian Skin: The Lingerie Brand For Women of Color

Nude underwear for darker skin



How many times have you been lingerie shopping and told this is a “nude” bra?



A lot of women of color are stuck looking at this “nude” color like this



The color “nude” is meant to blend in with your natural skin tone to give the illusion of nakedness, but what many lingerie companies fail to realize is everyone is not a light beige color, some of us are cinnamon , coco, chocolate and raisin colored. Well a UK based lingerie line has to come to the rescue of women of color.  Nubian Skin’s mission is to bring realistic nude options that reflect the diversity of shades in the skin tone spectrum. They have a collection of bras, panties and hoisery that come in light to dark brown “nude” shades.The London based fashion brand provides sizes 30B through 36 DD/E and are expanding to plus size bras in the near future.






A blog post from  the company’s founders succinctly articulates the need for a more realistic definition of the word “nude” as it pertains to women of color

A nude bra, skin-tone hosiery – basics of every woman’s wardrobe. In theory…It’s the grand debate, what do I wear under a white or sheer blouse? What colour hosiery will go with these amazing shoes? Black just isn’t going to work. The simple answer is nude. But my nude isn’t the nude I see in shops. Despite the reality that women of colour have the same needs as all women when it comes to lingerie and hosiery (and spend the same of their hard-earned money), the industry simply doesn’t cater to us. So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude. Thus, Nubian Skin was born.

What do you think?

It’s an uphill battle, but every revolution starts somewhere. Looking at the makeup industry, it took Eunice W. Johnson to create Fashion Fair Cosmetics in 1973 for black women to really have an adequate choice in finding makeup colours to suit them. In the 1990s and 2000s, mainstream brands began to realise the value of providing to women of colour, and despite the billions we spend on make up each year, there are still brands that have chosen not to provide an offering for us.

What do you think?

So for you beautiful black and brown women, next time you need a nude pair of hold-ups or maybe a nude strapless bra to go under than stunning white halter dress, we’re only a few clicks away. Nubian Skin. A Different Kind of Nude.

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