Nubian Skin Lingerie
Above: Nubian Skin Lingerie’s Classic Lace set in Berry (left) and in Cafe Au Lait (right).
“Nubian Skin goes against the grain to provide a range of lingerie and hosiery in a variety of shades for women with darker complexions.”
A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. However, for many women of colour, finding suitable skin-tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Nubian Skin aspires to be the brand women of colour can turn to when they need to find that much needed pair of nude hold-ups or a perfect nude bra.
Above and from left t-shirt bra in Berry, t-shirt bra in Caramel, lace set in Cinnamon and lace set in Cafe Au Lait.
In October 2014, Nubian Skin lingerie launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide for the essential underwear needs of women of colour. The brand’s e-commerce store, nubianskin.com, launched at the same time.
Above: The Classic Lace Push-up Bra CAFE AU LAIT.
“Empowering women. Embracing our colour.”
With a philosophy of ‘Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour’, Nubian Skin encourages women to embrace their skin through offering a broad range of skin-tones from the creamy ‘café au lait’ to the richest, darkest, ‘berry’. The brand offers bra sizes 30B – 36DD/E, with the hopes of expanding their size and product range in the future.
Above and from left: Nubian Skin lingerie’s the Classic Lace bra and panty set in Caramel and the strapless convertible bra and brief in Cinnamon.
Nubian Skin was founded by Ade Hassan who was frustrated by the lack of skin-tone options to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe. Ade decided it was time for ‘a different kind 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.” noted Hassan.
Above: Nubian Skin also offers a selection of tights.
Nubian Skin launched Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach.