From foundation to nail polish to hosiery, shopping for nude colored anything is often more trouble than it's worth for women with brown skin. Lingerie aisles turn up the tiniest selections of nude bras for women of color that actually work for deeper skin, so the frustration is too real.
Every woman could use a bra that matches her birthday suit for sporting underneath sheer clothing. Women of color shouldn't have to settle for peachy pinks and pale browns that are nowhere near our skin tone for the sake of owning a "nude" bra. In fact, the single shade of beige often labeled as nude is downright insulting to brown beauties. Brands have had ample time to realize all skin tones can't fit under a single umbrella, yet specific lines of underwear and hosiery designed for dark skin are still rare in the lingerie world.
The best nude bras have to come in every shade of the complexion rainbow if they're going to be truly invisible. Although they may not be marketed as nudes, tan and espresso toned undergarments are the real neutrals for women with deeper complexions. These 13 bras perfect for brown babes prove nude should refer to a shade range rather than a single hue.
This bra not only comes in a suitable hue for deep skin, but its lacy racerback adds such an edge to its look.
Tiny bows and a dotted cutout pattern gives this bra an ultra feminine touch.
Available in plus sizes, this espresso toned satin bra would blend seamlessly into deep skin with cool undertones.
Brown self adhesive bras are hard to come by, so this mocha colored sticky undergarment is a godsend for medium to dark skin tones.
Smooth enough to hide underneath a fitted t-shirt, this no frills bra keeps things simple for a seamless look.
Its deep plunging cups make this deep terra cotta U-bra easily hidden underneath garments that show major cleavage.
All nude bras don't have to be dark to work for women of color. An almond colored T-shirt bra compliments golden honey and tan skin tones.
You're guaranteed to be comfortable in a full coverage bra that offers maximum support like this chocolate bra featuring floral panels.
Get a barely there look with a caramel colored seamless bralette. Wire free cups guarantee it to be super comfy.
10. Strappy Bustier
It may be all business in the front, but this dark brown bralette is a party in the back with multiple crisscrossing straps.
Although this model may not be a woman of color, a dark chocolate toned bra would suit deeper skin tones. There's no denying that its lacy pattern make it super sultry too.
Dark beauties with red undertones could use a nude like this reddish-brown contour cup bra. Seamless and supportive, it's a must-have for full figured babes.
Hunting down a flesh toned bra may require a little more effort for women of color, but believe that it is possible to find undergarments that don't ash out brown skin.