Nude tights and lingerie have never been created equal. (Until now, that is.) Nubian Skin has been that oh so necessary breath of fresh air for a while now, creating lingerie and hosiery for women of all skin tones; all shades and hues of butterscotch, caramel and chocolate. The indie brand recently took things to the next level with the launch of plus size line Curve.

“It’s something we’ve been thinking about since we first created the hosiery range,” a spokesperson for Nubian Skin tells Refinery29. “We knew standard sizing covered a limited portion of the market, so it was always the plan to expand the size range if we were able to.” The British brand branched into more extensive sizing based on the success of its straight-size tights. Customer feedback requesting plus-size offerings “helped reinforce the decision,” says the spokesperson. “We definitely always had larger sizes in mind, but it was really helpful to know that our customers really did want it.”

The tights are available in sizes XL, 2XL, and 3XL and use Lycra Xceptionelle, which provides “amazing stretch and recovery capability,” the spokesperson adds, making them equally awesome for super tall as well as amply curvy wearers. ”[The material] eliminates the need for additional panels, which is traditionally how plus-size hosiery is made, so it offers more comfort and a better all around fit.”

As for the array of true-match skintones, they’re based on popular foundations by makeup brands like Nars and Bobbi Brown. (For example: Nubian Skin’s Berry hue is recommended for someone whose makeup bag houses Laura Mercier Espresso).

Nubian Skin plans to continue widening its sizing options, this time above the waistline: “We’re working on expanding our cup sizes, so that’s the next focus area for us,” says the spokesperson.

We couldn’t be more thrilled. Major love to Nubian Skin!


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  • Mary Burrell

    This is great, Done for get the plus size sisters they want to be included too. I applaud them for this.

  • [email protected]

    Excellent Story.