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The lack of nude-coloured options in the lingerie market has inspired London-based label Nubian Skin to create a range of underwear for women of colour. So if you’ve struggled in the past to find underclothing that matches your skin tone, this might be the collection for you.

The line will include nude bras, knickers and hosiery in both plain and lacy styles, and in a wide variety of sizes and shades to suit all shapes and skin tones. The debut collection will come in sizes from 30B to 36E, but has plans of expanding to plus-sizes in the near future.

Nikki Tucker told Clutch Magazine: “As women of colour we can all attest to how challenging it is to find natural tone lingerie.”

The brand believed there was a need to fill the gap in the market, so decided it was time for all women to have the choice to go nude. The company’s founder wrote on its blog: “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.”


The darkest shade of the lingerie will be Berry, which the brand suggests would suit women who wear foundations such as Mac NW50, Bobbi Brown Espresso 10 and Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint in Beige 90.

The medium-dark shade will be Cinnamon, described as “a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy” the brand suggests it would suit women who wear foundations such as Mac NW45, Iman Earth 3-4 Bobbi Brown Warm Walnut, Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint in Beige 80 and Nars Macao.

With this line, Nubian Skin is redefining the meaning of nude and the brand hopes to empower women as well as inspire them to embrace their beautiful black and brown skin.

The lingerie line will be available on their website by early October.

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