"Nude" Is Not For Me: Finding A Full Cup Bra That Matches My Skin Tone September 28 2016 1 Comment
Finding a full cup dark nude bra is like finding Big Foot. I've been searching for months and have only found a few bras that don't show through my white shirts. I've searched high and low, I've searched in multiple states, and I've tried on dozens of bras underneath my white big bust-friendly Classic Short Sleeved Shirt, but beige just doesn't cut it and there are very few full cup brown options. I was able to find a bra at The Heavy Hanger, located in Wichita, KS, that doesn't show through my white shirts. It's the Deco Vibe in mocha 30GG but since I've gained a bit of weight, it no longer fits properly. So now I'm looking for a replacement until my gym efforts pay off. At this weight, I'm definitely an H cup but the Deco Vibe only goes up to a GG. I even tried it on in a 32GG at Petticoat Fair in Austin, TX, but the cup still runneth over. I also tried on Chantelle's Rive Gauche Full Coverage T-Shirt Bra in hazelnut nude, which goes up to an H cup, but the fit wasn't for me. Thus far, the only promising bra is the Rosa Faia Twin Seamless Comfort Bra that I saw at barenecessities.com, which comes in a latte deep taupe color. However, I'm a bit hesitant to purchase bras online these days. After working with so many bra shops and trying on dozens of bras, I can attest that not all 32H's fit the same and I don't want to deal with online returns.
Stores usually carry copious amounts of beige bras, but very few browns. It's even more limited if you are full bust. Hurray Kimmay wrote a fantastic article highlighting where to find "neutral for you" lingerie. But unfortunately, many of these brands, including Naja and Nubian Skin, only go up to a DD/DDD.
Hopefully, more brands will start making "nude" lingerie that is more skin color inclusive and the brands that are at the forefront of this movement, like Nubian Skin and Naja, will develop a full cup line of bras. Until then, I'll have to either lose weight (and hope that my boobs shrink as well) or try the Rosa Faia Twin Seamless bra and pray that it fits. Otherwise, I will have to grin and bear it with my Deco Vibe bra while continuously adjusting it and trying not to bend over.
UDPDATE: I was just informed that the Rosa Faia Twin Seamless bra is a European H, which means a British FF/G...FML.