Some Suggestions

Dear lingerie industry:

I know “beige” and “brown” aren’t sexy colors. I know you want to say “nude.” You need to stop saying “nude.” Seriously, cut it out. There is no universal shade of nude, and we are not all either beige or brown. Here are some color name suggestions, some of which you’re already using, so keep it up:

Pearl
Amber
Peach
Coral
Dawn
Antique
Ballet pink
Apricot
Sepia
Blush
Tea
Hazelnut
Crème brûlée
Night
Bronze
Petal
Coffee
Taupe
Chocolate
Sand
Biscuit
Sienna
Gold
Topaz
Brioche
Blossom
Caramel
Bloom
Ivory
Meringue

If I came up with this list on a stalled train today, I’m quite sure you can think of more.

Love,
Sweets

http://thelingerielesbian.com/2012/08/21/calling-out-the-lingerie-industry-beige-is-not-nude/

http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2012/09/diversity-is-more-than-a-bra-size-what-its-like-to-be-a-woman-of-color-in-the-lingerie-industry.html

7 Comments on Some Suggestions

  1. meglulofs
    September 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm (7 years ago)

    A place with no color names: True&Co. Have you tried them yet? I filled out their bust quiz, and will receive my box later this week (I hope): https://trueandco.com/ I love reading your assessments of size differences… but it was honestly nice to have this algorithm try to figure it out by brand for me (so lazy, I know). But! I was inspired to set up from crap bras with your encouragement, so many thanks!

    Reply
    • Sweets
      September 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm (7 years ago)

      Yay! I hope you like your new things! I’ll have to check them out once I have real Internet again and not just my phone, because they sound really great!

      Reply
  2. windiegardie
    September 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm (7 years ago)

    Yeeesss to this post. Just yes.

    Reply

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