Last week my mom was in town and we got to talking underwear. I told her my favorites were my 3 brown pieces and I would own all brown underwear if I could find any. It’s just not an easy color to find in your undies … or in anything.
Then yesterday this happened:
Enter Nubian Skin!
Nubian Skin is a company that makes nude lingerie and hosiery for women of colour. Like meeeee!!
Per their 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. Thus, Nubian Skin was born.
I saw this and knew God had overheard my conversation with my mother last week. Yes it’s that serious. I currently wear mostly black underwear because it’s the next best option under light colored clothing, but we all know it still shows through and the BEST option would be brown on my BROWN SKIN. I definitely never wear the beigey-pink-one-color-fits-all foolishness that is touted as “nude” because, on my complexion, I may as well wear white and who want’s to walk around with their contrasting bra showing through their clothes all day or white bra straps slipping out at the shoulder. I. do. not.
Antyhoo… only the Nubian Skin blog is live right now, and I encourage you to go over there and check out the posts because it give great insight to the mindset, journey, and offering of this exciting new company. The e-commerce site is slated to be live next month. Theyare launching with size 30B up to 36DD/E in bras with hopes to expand to plus sizes if the business does well. I am so excited about this I could pop!