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.

Nubian Skin aspires to be the brand that women of colour can turn to when they need to find that much-needed pair of nude hold-ups or a perfect nude bra.

Frustrated by the lack of skin tone options, Ade Hassan, Nubian Skin’s founder decided it was time to take matters into her own hands and create a different type of nude. “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, the industry simply doesn’t cater to us. So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude.”

Ade Hassan, CEO Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin was launched in 2014 with a carefully edited selection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. With the philosophy of ‘empowering women, embracing our colour’, Nubian Skin encourages women of all ethnicities to feel included, appreciated and most of all sexy, in lingerie created for them.

For a list of stockists please visit Nubian Skin’s website

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