Woman’s Guide To Buying Nude Lingerie

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If you’ve ever wondered where to find the best nude lingerie, I have good news for you. Nude lingerie is just as sexy as black and white, but more feminine than either color. It’s not easy to find the perfect shade of nude that will flatter your skin tone without looking like a nude-colored bra or panty.

Know Your Skin Tone

Skin tone is the first thing you should consider when buying nude lingerie. If you’re pale and have pink undertones, purchase nude lingerie in lighter colors such as peach, beige or ivory. If your skin has warm yellow undertones (which people with olive skin often have), opt for more neutral colors.

Find your perfect shade of nude

Finding the perfect shade of nude lingerie for you can be tricky. Nude is a spectrum and varies from person to person, so what one woman may consider “nude,” another may think is too dark or light. Don’t worry, though—this is not something that you’re going to have to figure out on your own!

The first step in finding the right kind of nude lingerie for you is to figure out where your natural skin tone falls on the spectrum of nude. It’s best to think about this in terms of foundation: What color is your shade? If you’re shopping at a store that allows you to try on clothes or lingerie, go into the dressing room and try it on! For those of us who aren’t able to do this, there’s still a few things we can do to suss out our natural skin tone:

“Most women have a yellow-based foundation,” says hair colorist and makeup artist Laurie Smith. “The best way to determine what your skin tone is, is by looking at the veins in your wrist. If they seem blue, you are cool toned. If they seem green, you are warm toned.”

When it comes to finding the right shade of “nude” for you, make sure you’re testing out colors that match with your skin tone before buying anything. You want something that looks natural and blends in with your skin tone without looking fake or painted-on. It’s important not only that the color matches but also how it feels against your skin; if it doesn’t feel comfortable while wearing it, chances are it won’t look good either!

Know your body shape

In order to find the perfect style of lingerie, it’s important to know your body shape.

  • Hourglass: The hourglass is a woman with a small waistline and curvy hips and bust. If you have this type of body shape, look for full coverage bras that have underwire cups and plenty of support in the back. You can also opt for a padded push-up bra that adds volume to your chest while also giving good lift at the top.
  • Pear: A pear shaped woman has wide hips but smaller breasts and usually heavier in the middle than on the bottom or top. A good option for this figure type is demi cup bras which provide coverage without being too heavy or thick looking around the stomach area; they also come with built-in padding so no extra padding is needed!
  • Inverted triangle: If your breast size is larger than your hip size, then you are likely an inverted triangle shape! This means that although you may not have much extra weight around your stomach area (sometimes even being underweight), you will want to wear padded push up bras because they tend to be more flattering when trying to make yourself look curvier from top down instead of bottom up like other types do most often anyway (and we all know how difficult it can sometimes be).

Know what to look for in Nude Lingerie

A woman’s natural color is not always the shade of “nude lingerie” that you’ll find in mainstream lingerie stores, and even if it is, it still might not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, but don’t know where to begin, here are a few of our favorite sources for women who want to skip down a different runway from the usual skin tones.


Skims is a brand that makes it easy to find your perfect shade of nude lingerie and all the styles you’re looking for—from shapewear to quarter bras. Because the line is curated with colors, cuts and styles that are flattering without being too revealing, it’s perfect for a woman who wants to feel sexy but also wants to feel comfortable in her own skin.

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I’ve been a fan of Cosabella ever since I discovered their gorgeous Cosabella bralette few years back. The Italian brand is known for its playful designs and high-quality fabrics, and their latest collection Skin Tones is no exception. Consisting of seven shades, this new line of basics is sexy, versatile, and (of course) flattering.

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The collection includes nude lingerie like bras, panties, and thongs in black, white, beige, brown, yellow, and blue. Each colorway has a matching set of seamless bralettes to go with the bottoms. All the pieces are made out of gorgeous Italian lace that feels amazing against your skin while still being supportive enough to wear every day.

What really sets these pieces apart from others on the market is the wide range of shades available.

Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of nude lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential nude lingerie needs of women of color. With this mission in mind, it’s no surprise that the brand is founded by a woman of color, who knows firsthand what it’s like to have underwear options that are too small, too white, and not designed with curves in mind. Their team is made up of women who understand what it means to be underrepresented and over-sexualized in the media—which is why Nubian Skin was created as a brand that understands and listens to their customers.

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When I went to look for a new bra, I was frustrated. I couldn’t find anything that fit my shape or my style in the right color. The bras that were available were mostly too big in the cup and too small in the band (and if they fit in both of those, they were usually white or nude). I had to go through five different styles with hook-and-eye closures before finding one that would actually stay up without causing back pain. This is why Nubian Skin’s mission is so important: it’s hard to feel like you’re being taken seriously when you can’t even find an undergarment that fits your body type.


Now that you know what to look for in a perfect nude lingerie, it’s time to get shopping! Remember, the most important thing is finding your color. Once you’ve found the right shade for your body, it will be easy to find other pieces that complement it. So don’t worry too much about what brand is best or which style looks good on everyone else—just remember these tips and go with what feels right for you!

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