(Closed) "Nude" does not equal beige for everyone! (mild rant)

posted 6 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You go gurl 🙂

Post # 5
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh, the Leggs shade of pantyhose that is nude on me is called “Suntan”.

Post # 6
1144 posts
Bumble bee

Agreed, I am not African American but I have naturally tanned skin so most “Nudes” are not nude at all on me!

Post # 7
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Overjoyed:  PREACH!

Post # 8
854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have the same rant when it comes to underwear and bras.  

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I feel you on this for sure. I got really frustrated when I was looking for a lace gown with a “nude” underlay. I think the ones for white skin are SO pretty. The effect of it looking like its just lace and nothing else is stunning. But no such luck for us chocolate folk!

Post # 10
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wow, I never even though about this until now. That must be extremely frustrating!!

If it makes you feel better, I am so white/pale that nude shoes are like bandaid colour on me and looks very strange as well. (Not the same, I know)


Post # 11
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

YES! I saw some amazing back seam tights yesterday but they only came in “nude” ugh.

Post # 12
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

True, everyone’s “nude” is a different color!

Post # 13
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

lol, Never thought about that. Nude for me is blush-pink.

Post # 14
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Think everyone thinks “nude” is something different. Like “nude” stockings are really all different shades of  light beige to dark tan. I would describe the shoes you posted as camel colored. I work in retail those are the colors we go by but everyone is different. 

Post # 15
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I get it, but it’s the name of a specific color (pinkish or beige), I don’t think it’s meant to mean “everybody’s skin color”. like when you say “champagne” but actual champagne is usually more golden/yellow, if you know what i mean


if I were you, I’d ask to see “cognac” pumps. to me that’s the closest to what you posted.


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