We need to change the way we see "Nude." Here's how you can help.
- Write a letter to your favorite lingerie company asking them to introduce more "real nude" shades and to stop using the word "nude" when they mean "beige."
- Tweet your feelings. Use the hashtag #nudeisnotbeige and get your feelings out there.Talk about what skin-tone colors should be called. Should we use terms like "Mocha" and "Peach" or do we prefer terms like "fair" and "deep?" These conversations need to be started by us. We hold the buying power and that gives us the power to change the industry. Even the fairest of the fair needs to fight for our sisters to bring equality into the lingerie industry.
- Share this blog post with your friends and ask them to share it with theirs. Spread the word and support the brands that are creating bras in lots of different "nudes."
- Blog about #Nudeisnotbeige and share your favorite nude bras that aren't beige. Tell the world what terms you think we should use instead.
Let's look at a few of my favorite nude bras that aren't beige. If you want to purchase any of these bras just click on the link attached to the name.
Tango Balconette Bra by Panache in Chocolate Pink
This bra is a real stunner. With it's sheer cup fabric and pink detailing this bra shines. I will say that in my experience, the larger sizes this bra can be a little overwhelming. It tends to look a little matronly and fit like a full-cup. I'd recommend trying this bra on at a shop if at all possible before purchasing it.
Alana by Bravissimo in Mocha
Not only does this bra come in 86 sizes from D-L, it it well known for maintaining it's beauty and functionality well into the upper sizes. Bravissimo knows their bras and this is one of their best selling. Alana is best suited to those full on the bottom so if you find yourself frequently overspilling cups you may find that the top of this bra is a little too tight on you. That said, don't let that discourage you from giving it a try. There's a reason Bravissimo keeps bringing back every season.
Pralina Balconette by Kris Line in Brown
Kris Line is a Polish company known for making beautiful bras of excellent quality. The Pralina is a stunner with it's contrasting brown and black and delicate lace. The unpadded cups are embossed with a feminine flower print and it's available up to a HH cup. Plus it's on sale at Brastop right now!
Curvy Kate Daily Boost in Mocha
I love Curvy Kate. I think they their bras are so lovely and well made. Unfortunately, they work best in the small to mid range cup sizes and be a little wonky or shallow in the upper ranges. So if you're in the upper ranges I highly recommend trying the bra before you buy it if at all possible. Their Daily Boost is a very popular style that goes all the way to a JJ cup. The foam-lined, three-part cup offers superb support for every day needs, and gives a smooth look under clothes. Despite Curvy Kate's trouble in larger sizes, Fuller Figure Fuller Bust loved the fit of the Daily Boost and didn't have much trouble with it giving her a pointy shape, perhaps due to the slight foam lining.
Fauve Lucia Padded Bra in Sienna
This bra has vertical seams for that awesome uplift. The delicate lace detail on this bra really stands out and makes it one that's perfect for both every day and special occasions. I also love the deep, rich color of this bra and think it would look gorgeous on almost any skin tone.
Wacoal Retro Chic Full Figure Bra in Cappucino
This bra looks like something you would see in Mad Men (which, if you've been a reader for a while know you'll know I'm pretty obsessed with.) The lace is stunning and the bra comes in a ton of colors - nine to be exact. Wacoal makes beautiful, well-made bras that I highly recommend. This particular bra comes in sizes from American D to H (up to FF in UK sizes.) The Cappucino color is soft and unobtrusive and the lace is delicate and feminine.
Comment below or write your own blog post and tell me what your favorite nude but not beige bra is!