I decided to start spotlighting brands that I feel bring something unique to the table. The first brand that I am spotlighting is Nubian Skin, based in the UK, and this entire blog post utilizes UK bra sizing. Here is an excerpt from their “about us” page.
“A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. For many women of colour, finding suitable skin-tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude.’
Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach.
Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour.
I looked at their product line just last night and left their website like 2% sad that my cups would runneth over, as their 30-band offerings topped out at a DD-cup. If I decided to wear a 30-band, it would have to be a 30E. I would love to wear a “nude” bra but the typical “nudes” that I find here in America do not quite match my complexion. Send “nudes!” Speaking of larger cups, I got an exciting e-mail earlier…
“As a brand, Nubian Skin’s mission has been ‘redefining nude,’ and we wanted to carry on with that theme of challenging the norm with our Africa Collection. With the Moroccan Nights collection and hopefully future editions of the Africa Collection, I wanted to move past the idea of producing in Africa meaning charity – this is a celebration of the excellence present throughout Africa. The design, the skill, the technical know-how to develop a luxury product from Africa, specifically in this case – Morocco!
It’s also a very special collection because it’s our first foray into fuller bust. The DD+ bras boast a bit more coverage and support. My sister, who is a 36G has given it the thumbs up, so I hope you’ll like it too. Here’s a 10% off code (MNIGHTSLIMITED1) in case something catches your eye! As always, feedback is much appreciated – you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And another little update, we heard loud and clear the desire for bands past a 38 in our skin-tone range, and we are actively working on this!
Personally, I love Nubian Skin’s mission and I am elated that they are looking beyond the letter D! Nubian Skin’s newest 30-band offerings top out at a G-cup, rather than a DD-cup. I appreciate that Nubian Skin is receptive to expanding their size range based on feedback. In fact, their bra product pages all have a “Don’t see your size?” link that goes to a brief survey regarding lingerie sizes and buying habits.
I truly hope that they start making all of their offerings in a more inclusive size range because I would love to try their skin tone range. Please, send “nudes.” 28-bands preferred. 😉