After some researching (shopping), I’ve become appalled at the results I found concerning the lack of flesh toned bras for women of color. Recently, I bought some off-the-shoulder tops and rompers for the Summer weather. I’ve been so excited to wear them but my only issue is that my collection of under garments are so (obviously, *hair flip*) bright colored and patterned, that they show right through the clothing.
|The closest Nude for my complexion.|
|Nude options at Macy’s|
Just to verify this lack of variety, I visited every store and department store in my mall that sells bras and looked for a bra in my color. JCPenney, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Aerie, Forever 21, and Lord and Taylor didn’t have a single bra in my color. JCPenney came the closest in color, but the bras were specialized for curvier, heavier set women. And within the search I faced retail associates who frowned at the fact that I asked for a nude in my own skin color; almost uncomfortable with the question all together, while others were fully aware of the issue and were just as upset with the lack of color as myself. I went home fuming.