A Note on Our Bra Sizes

We've received a lot of questions about what sizes we carry.  We are launching with size 30B up to 36DD/E.  We know this doesn't cover everyone, and we realise a plus size offering is so important, however we had to start somewhere.  We are sincerely hoping business will go well, so that we can expand our size and product range.   We are already looking into the design and manufacture of a broader range of sizes. Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to offer a broader range of sizes in the coming months.

183 thoughts on “A Note on Our Bra Sizes”

  • Charley Stokes

    I'm so excited for the launch of this company! Will you consider, some time in the future, manufacturing specialty bras (e.g. maternity)?

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  • Triple Ds, I'm a G
    Triple Ds, I'm a G 5th September 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Yes, please bigger sizes. 36 and 38 DDD and G please

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  • 30a Gal

    Will support when smaller a cups are available!

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    • 34A Girl

      Ditto! And disappointed.

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      • Christina Prophet
        Christina Prophet 8th September 2014 at 2:02 pm

        realize* not realise (I'm sure it was a typo but a, yeah)... in reference to plus size undergarments in which I'm looking for as well.

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        • gabbyelle

          No it's most likely "realise" because I believe this company is UK based or at least influenced. I'm personally excited about the line even though my true size isn't represented (38 A) yet but, I'll make a padded B cup work! Wish you much success and a quick expansion to plus sizes! I worked for Lane Bryant and personally know the need for larger sizes and the profitability!

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    • Cynthia

      I agree! It's nice to see you guys are doing 30 bands as those are so hard to find....and 30A is even harder to find! With all the requests for larger sizes, I hope you guys consider making smaller sizes as well in the future. :)

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  • Anna

    Aarrrggghhhh!
    Somebody Somebody create bras above E cup for women of colour. I swear you'll clean up. Nubianskin you're missing a major opportunity here. What's your point of difference? Whatever it is it isn't meeting a market demand for cup sizes above E. Dope!

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    • nskin

      Thanks for your comment Anna. We are a self-funded start up and properly designing and manufacturing larger cup sizes at high quality requires significant investment. We are really hoping business goes well, so we can invest this area. Rome wasn't built in a day...Please bear with us.

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      • T. Payne

        I think what you're doing now is smart business sense. Most of your market is going to be within the sizes you're covering with your launch. I'm excited that you'll be expanding to cover all sizes in the future, but for now, thank you for what you're doing!

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      • LaTonya

        I completely understand starting with limited sizing. It certainly makes good business sense, but with the number of comments posted for women asking for larger sizes, have you considered a crowd funding campaign to raise capital to be able to expand sizing in the future? That way those who say they will support if you had larger or smaller sizes can contribute to help make that a reality.

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        • Rayne

          Oh, yes. If you need to crowd fund in the future to start developing/manufacturing the larger cup sizes, I would love to contribute, too. But since you need to start somewhere, power to you :)

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        • Lautice C.

          Exactly what I was thinking as well! As a very full 38 DD I am always struggling to find comfortable, well crafted, yet pretty undergarments. I will definitely be watching your growth!

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  • Tiffany H.

    Your site just popped up in my Fbk timeline and I rushed to check you out!! The photos look amazing as well as the styles and colors. Due to your initial run I will not be able to purchase anything for myself, I'm a 34H..hint hint, but hope to pick up something for my daughter who is a 34D when you go live. This is an amazing thing you're doing for brown women everywhere..Be blessed!

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    • nskin

      Thank you Tiffany! We're hoping business goes well, so we can invest into properly designing and manufacturing larger cup and band sizes. Bear with us and watch this space. x

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  • Angie

    Thank You!!! I am a 36 DDD/F and I this color in my life. :)

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  • Raejean

    Can't wait for a broader range of sizes to be included. I can't buy anything until I find some As. (It's already hard enough to find them in stores) It's also a good idea to include a broader range of bust sizes.

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    • nskin

      Thank you for the feedback. We definitely get where you're coming from. We're hoping business goes well, so we can offer a broader range x

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  • Anna

    I am glad at this much welcomed initiative. I'd suggest that you also have bigger sizes such as DDD+ so that more women can benefit from your merchandise.

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    • nskin

      We’re hoping business goes well, so we can invest into properly designing and manufacturing larger cup and band sizes. Bear with us and watch this space. x

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  • Me

    Yes!! I got all excited...for nothing. NONE of these will I be able to buy. I'm a 46C and even that's pushing it. My sister (who is around 130lbs) can't even wear these--she's a 38E. Designers SAY they know plus sizes are important, but they don't really act on it. Even stores like Torrid and Lane Bryant only seem to go up to a 38/40 in most sizes. Oh well...guess I gotta find someone else to support.

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    • nskin

      Thanks for your comment. We are a self-funded start up and properly designing and manufacturing larger cup sizes at high quality requires significant investment. We are really hoping business goes well, so we can invest this area. Rome wasn’t built in a day…Please bear with us.

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  • isis h

    yep. a 34G or 36G would be amazing. (didn't know big boobs were considered plus size!)

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    • nskin

      Hi there, we’re hoping business goes well, so we can invest into properly designing and manufacturing larger cup and band sizes. Bear with us and watch this space. x

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    • Karlene

      I was wearing the wrong size bra for years! You have no idea how fabulous it felt to FINALLY be fitted with the proper sized bra. The difference was like night and day. I'm a 34H/HH depending on the cut and style of the bra. So I'm really hoping that this company caters to women like me. I'm petite but curvy, and I'm a size 6 in trousers. But because of my bust line, I look much bigger than I am really am with ill-fitting bras. I am disappointed that they've started with such a small range of sizes but I live in hope.

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    • Bre

      @ Isis
      Yes to your comment. I'm that size and not plus size. It's really annoying that one they thing being higher than a DD makes you plus size and two they gave you a canned response that doesn't match your comment.

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  • Kiana

    Was excited about this *until* I saw the limited bra sizes, which probably also means there's no 18/20 or 22/24 in panties. I think it's interesting that you will consider carrying them if the business takes off. This tells me that you don't think the plus size market is one that can contribute to this "taking off", when in fact it can. There's tons of competition in the misses lingerie market. Not a lot of options in plus and then throw nude colors on top of it? Sounds like a good business model to me. Can't support this until you carry my size.

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    • Lynn

      This is so true. Plenty of women of color won't fit into the size range currently on offer, meaning that a significant segment of potential customers can't even wear the selections. I'd love a 44DD and would purchase a full range, but have to wait until they decide to expand their line. What if that never happens.

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    • T. Payne

      The idea is not that the larger market can't support the launch. The idea is that it costs far more to create bigger bras that are also quality. For a small company without endless venture capital, that's rough. Most companies have to start out where most of their audience is found.

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      • Melle

        Exactly. It' easy to armchair quarterback when you have have nothing invested in the game. Everyone who has requested larger sizes has had their voice heard. Everyone who has made a snarky comment hopefully has been ignored.

        The color is in itself a target market. The sizes, I am sure, have been studied. If your size is not here yet, come back and buy when it is. Rather than hurl insults as some, not all, have how about YOU start a GoFundMe campaign and be the FIRST one to contribute to it?

        The difficulty in Black-owned businesses is that you not only have to deal with the outside world, but our own folks can be very harsh and judgmental when all you are trying to do is help. Say your piece and keep it positive.

        Nubian Skin keep doing what you are doing and as soon as you are able, you have many examples of product line extensions straight from your potential customers (in addition to doing actual market research, because you know some of the ones crying the loudest won't be the ones to put their money where their mouth is). Great idea. Bravo!

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    • Angela

      Right on.

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  • Small and petite

    I was also excited to learn about this product until I realized that you weren't carrying A cups. They really are hard to find. :-(

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  • Chana Johnson

    I think it's wise to start with a smaller range of sizes and branch out. It just makes more sense to start with sizes that fall into the majority to help build your brand, then branch out- especially since you are self-funded. Thanks so much for finally creating nudes that will be nude to me! However, if you do branch out into larger sizes, I will place a standing order NOW for all the 36K's, lol.

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  • Toni

    As someone who's rocking 44DD, I also look forward to when you expand the sizes. I wish you luck for your new venture.

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  • Tatiana

    I understand that you all will not be expanding your bra sizes for a while, but when you do could you consider making large cup sizes with small bands (such as 30H, 32G, 34F, etc)? Contrary to popular belief most larger chested women do not need bigger band sizes, but we're often forced into them in order to make it work (women out there if you're only a size 6 in jeans there is NO WAY you should be wearing a 38DD.. your band is too big and cups are too small!!!) we often get forced to stop at DD or DDD if we're lucky and just have to size up in band size to accommodate so a woman that probably should be in a 32G for example, would be forced to compromise and wear a 36DDD.
    I just really hope your company takes note of this and actually offers a wide range of bra sizes in the future (actually 30-44 AA-H perhaps instead of that terrible 36-44 D-H most companies such as Lane Bryant tend to offer) and that you guys are well educated in bra fitting. I know most lingerie manufactures fail to realize that with the way bra sizes work they are already pre-scaled and there is absolutely no need to provide larger cup sizes for larger bands and smaller cup sizes for smaller bands as a 42B is already equal in volume to a 32F so there's absolutely no reason for companies to not provide sizes for a bigger woman with a smaller chest or for a smaller woman with a larger chest.
    I do wish your company luck and really hope that it takes off well so I can get one of those lovely pieces in a 30G in the future and when you expand sizes you all don't go that ever so popular route of only catering to plus sizes ladies (band sizes 36+) and forgetting about us thinner ladies with larger busts.

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    • 32G

      Yes ! I've been reading the comments wondering why no one pointed this out ! I was wearing a 38DD until I started doing some research online. Went to a bra boutique; turns out I'm really a 32G ! I have now been wearing the correct nra size for a year and the difference is astronomical.

      Most women are not wearing their proper bra size and have no idea (like I was). As many women of color have larger breast sizes I really hope this company will call attention to that if and when they expand their range of sizes.

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    • Mela

      Word! As someone who's supposed to be a 34F or so, I often have to get creative with my bra sizing because it's as if no one's heard of a cup larger than a DD, maybe DDD if you're lucky. And then bra sizes vary so wildly depending on who makes them. I've had to put a 38DDD from Lane Bryant on the tightest loop, and it holds the girls I suppose, but it's not ideal. But I've found 38DDDs that don't fit at all, and a 36G that works out okay.

      Anyway, I get starting off with smaller bands and cups, but I gotta admit I was still disappointed. I guess that just means everyone here needs to support the hell out of these guys so they can expand to a greater variety of sizes! Please! Do it for us! I'll be the happiest little girl in the world when I can finally get a flesh-colored bra AND one in my size!

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    • Deanna

      Agreed!!

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    • insight spinner

      Exactly. I am plus sized now (and nearly 60, thank you!), but when I was young I was slender and needed bigger cups. One of my daughters was wearing a 28 GG! She's now into a 30 or 32 G/H.

      Myself? 42H-L depending on the brand. We're pulling for you guys to make it so that you can serve larger cup sizes AND plus sizes. I've been reading the comments, and I know you have heard people, but please don't stop at DDD cups and 40 bands. You know you can crowdsource this if you need to!!

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  • Shona

    If I went to somewhere that said A range of bras for women of colour. To see them in the sizes that you cater for has honestly surprised me. Surely your market place repeat business, return customers will be that of a more curvaceous nature? I know as you said Rome wasn't built in a day but even up to 36g would have been a great start. Women talk, let's spread the word to our friends and hope and pray that the return you get will let us be included in this soon! X

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  • Petite Lady

    As another petite lady it's true A cups are sometimes hard to find. Although I truly understand your size selection it based on market research and years ago I sold lingerie I started with only A to D sizes later added up to E to H but my target market was not as precise. I was young and inexperienced especially with marketing. Unfortunately the business ended avfew years ago and I am about to start my new venture in a totally different area. Nubian Skin you are doing what's best to sell your product to your target market so even though I am a petite lady I will wait until your range expands and then purchase my A cup. You will be successful and many of us will spread the word :-) good luck for launch day and live your dream, value your customers and all will go well x

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  • lee

    I was super excited until I saw the bras start at B cup. I'm an A cup and I have friends who are A and AA. I have plenty of bottoms but I need bras that fit in shades of brown too.

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  • nskin

    Thank you for all your comments ladies! When we do expand our range, we will completely take on board the comments about the small bands with larger cup sizes and larger band sizes in general. Our aim is to do things correctly and to a high standard, and that takes care and time. Thank you for your support and understanding.

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  • Renee

    Are you willing to accept custom orders for the larger cup sizes and smaller bands? I am a 32J and would be willing to pay the extra money to do this.

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  • 30FF lady

    I agree with the majority of comments on here. For ladies like myself with a small band size and large bust, it's hard enough to find bras that look good and aren't too pricey so it would be great for you guys to do it as soon as you're able! Thanks

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  • Raphie

    I, for one, am going to bug every woman I know in your size range to support this beautiful endeavor. The sooner this first batch is wildly sucessful, the sooner I can purchase a couple bras in 36G, right? Well done and good luck!

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    • Deon

      That's what I am talking about! It makes no sense to just say ugly things. Just refer those people we know to the site so we can then have progress moving in our direction. Because I really, really want this stuff.

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  • Brandi

    Congrats on the new line. I understand that you had to start somewhere. In the future can you add 32 and 34 DDD?

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  • someone

    Well, this is unfortunate. I think you should come out of the gate with at least up to 38DD. I shared this on fb but I admit to being somewhat disappointed. Good luck with your business.

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  • Schae

    I am so excited about your line! I,unfortunately, am a 34 DDD and won't be able to benefit just yet. However I am looking forward you seeing this expand. Please please please do your best to provide quality material. I don't mind waiting as long as the material is quality. I am always looking for nude under garments that are PRETTY! They are so hard to find. Good luck in your success and I am looking forward to the expansion of your sizes!

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    • 32FF

      There are some petite curvy women too. I am a 32 FF.
      Larger bands and cups are more apt to be able to walk into most plus size stores and pick up a bra off the shelf. Small band larger cup, not so much. We are limited to your Nordstrom, Bravissimo, Figleaves, etc. Given that this seems to be a UK based company the flexibility in the sizing should be feasible. For what I pay for Freya, Chantelle, Fantasie, etc. I am willing to have more options. You pay the price for quality. I would love to support. I understand the start up can be challenging. We come in all shapes and sizes.

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  • Narsha

    Disappointed you're only catering to smaller women. Was hoping this would be a movement to make women of all sizes finally find their shade of nude. But yet again as it is in the fashion world smaller gets the benefit. Smh. At least release limited stock of up to 42. It's a no brainer they will sell and push you brand no propel it forward because you're not doing what most brands do--forget about bustier women until it's convenient.

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    • Nat

      They're not catering to smaller Women. I am a 34A and I am also left out. They have used average US sizes, without doing a good analysis of their market.

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  • Mel

    What about 32A?

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    • Nat

      Yes! My IBTC sister! I am 34A and Reading about 38I s, i can't imagine, but it shows that this work is needed. Everyone needs underclothes.

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  • someone else

    If the comments are any indication, you're losing the business of a huge part of the market.

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  • Narsha

    And as a smaller business (vs VS) your advantage is in your ability to tap into niche markets and really cater to your audience. Brown skin isn't a niche enough on it's own if you stop at 36 band for too long.

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  • Valarie

    I hope you will consider carrying plus sizes soon. There is a market for quality plus sized bras and other lingerie. Sizes 38D, 38DD and 44DD especially. I would love to support your business, but need the plus sizes. Good luck on your product launch!

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  • Constance

    Can't wait!! Beautiful bras! Now this is nude for me!

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  • Nicole Fullard

    Will definitely support once you carry F cup in 38 or above. In the meantime, I will share your site with friends and family.

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  • Ivana page

    I was excited and ready to buy until, I realized there are no a cup choice. Women of color come in all shapes and sizes. This is disappointing

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  • Chrissy

    Most places including retailers with cheap options carry at least to a 38 or a 40 dd. You barely include the average bra size of American women thus isolating women who aren't plus sized and are just proportional. As women of color have a larger population of women with larger boobs this doesn't make sense. I was looking forward to purchasing but I won't be supporting this either.

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  • Leslie Taylor

    This is wonderful! I am looking forward to the larger sizes when they become available! Congratulations and thank you!

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  • Karlene

    I am so excited about this! About time someone recognized us and our needs! I'm rather well endowed/blessed (take your pick, lol). As soon as you extend your sizes, I will definitely be in queue purchasing several. Meanwhile, I'll be keeping my eyes wide open and waiting anxiously. Wishing you the best of luck in your endeavour!

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  • AMD

    I agree with everyone else--it sucks that I can't benefit from this...but could you at least consider making a mailing list and send out a notification for when you do actually carry bras that all of us can wear?

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  • Joy Gilbreth

    I too must add my input for the full breasted women in the world, like myself. EEE to H-Cup availability and I will definitely support you. I only buy pretty bras and I don't really care what they cost as long as the fit well. Looking forward to seeing your product.

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  • Angel O.

    What is the price range of your bras? Just curious because I really want one!

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  • Double4DoubleDeez
    Double4DoubleDeez 6th September 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I'm patiently waiting for the larger sizes! Since you all are catering to women of color, please be mindful that we are stacked differently from all others. Please stray away from the "norm". Most of us have some big heavy titties that require durability!! No digging into the shoulders would be awesome!! And plenty of cup support to keep these babies aflat!! I will pay for quality!!

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  • Nikki

    I hope you guys are successful. It is unfortunate I will not be able to become as customer because I wear a 36J but I will still recommend you to friends and family.

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  • Rayne

    I love what you're doing here! I'm sadly a 36G and would love love love love love love love love to buy these! I'll be keeping up on this in case you offer anything close to my size, but it's a lost cause most places I go. If I could send you my money, I would do it in a heartbeat. But that said, I can probably still get the hosiery and panties.

    Everything in your line, from the photos, look gorgeous.

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  • jessica

    I'm a 34I (American) 34G (UK) and would love see some larger cup sizes in your future endeavors. :D

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  • Nat

    Please don't forget A and AA cups! We need lingerie too. I hate having to choose my "sister size" 30-32B because the cups don't fit right. 34A anyone?! And please make these in very dark brown. They look good in the pics then you realize that the color is really coffee with a hint of cream.

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  • JC

    Yes please consider small band size with larger cup sizes. I have a small torso and need a more bras with a shorter underwire. I'm a 32 G/H - it's really difficult to find small band with larger cup sizes. You would make a lot. Right now I'm limited to one very expensive French brand.

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  • MelissaR

    I was super excited when I saw this! Then a bit let down when I read it wouldn't be offered in my size (42DDD) so I'll be patiently waiting for my size to become available. I know your current offering will be a success though. I have talked with my friends so many times about the need for flesh colored undergarments that actually match our skin. Wishing you guys much success!

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  • 28h

    I had a similar idea for a senior design thesis, but I still hope for the best for you all! Also hoping that success helps you start offering my size ;) Already chain-mailing this!

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  • nskin

    Thanks again for the comments lady. We understand the frustration for those who will not be able to buy their size at launch, but we also hope that you understand that we have started this brand with the goal to grow. We have taken all your comments on board and will keep you posted with updates. We are preparing for launch, so have patience as it will take time for us to address all the issues. Thanks again to all those who have been so supportive, we really appreciate it.

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  • 36G

    I must say a lot of us really don't know what our bra sizes are. It was only after watching Ms. O that I decided to get measured. Only to find out that I was not DD but G. I can wear strapless without spillage. I'm only saying this to confirm that there are a lot more of us that are bigger and will,pay for quality. I look forward to supporting your bra line in the near future;)!

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