Frequently asked questions

Sizing & Bras

I've heard that your bras run a little small, is this true?

Yes, feedback has told us that some of the bands on our bras run a little small. If you’re in between band sizes, we would recommend you go up a band size.

You don’t have my size; will you be adding more?

Yes! We’re currently working on adding more cup sizes to our range! You can let us know what sizes you would like to see here: moresizes.nubianskin.com

How do I measure myself properly?

Here’s our handy guide: https://www.nubianskin.com/size-guide

Should I wear a bra whilst measuring myself?

You should wear a bra without any significant padding or push-up as this will affect the accuracy of your measurements.

Do your bras have push-up or padding?

Our Classic Lace Bra and Strapless Convertible bras have a single gel boost, the T-shirt bra doesn’t.

Do I need to order a bigger cup size if I’m ordering a push-up bra?

No, you should order the size you would usually wear.

Do you have any bras without underwire?

All of the bras in our current offering have underwire – but we have a few ideas in the pipeline so watch this space!

Are your panties cotton?

Our panties are 85% nylon and 15% Elastane & all have a cotton gusset.

Colours

How do I know which tone would suit me best?

We have a super-handy foundation matching guide you can find here: https://www.nubianskin.com/skin-tone

I think I’m in between two tones – which one should I go for?

If you’re in between tones, we would recommend choosing the darker shade.

Bra Care

How often should I wash my bra?

Less often than you think! You should wash it every 2 – 3 wears.

Is it OK to put my bra in the washing machine?

We wouldn’t recommend it, but if you must then use a lingerie bag and a gentle cycle on a low temperature.

How do I know when to replace my bra?

If there are tell-tale signs such as underwire poking out, the band is no longer snug, or if there’s visible damage to the bra then you should think about replacing it. But on average you should replace it every 6 – 9 months (or every 130 wears).

Hosiery

What denier are your tights?

Our tights and hold-ups are 10 denier and the curve range hosiery is 15 denier.

How do I care for my tights?

Check out our helpful tips here: https://www.nubianskin.com/blog/top-tips-for-looking-after-your-hosiery

How long do the tights last?

They can last up to 6 months with good care.

Why are my hold-ups falling down?

Moisturizer! Don’t moisturize the area of your thigh where the silicon grips your skin as it will struggle to grip and slip off!

When will you be carrying plus size?

We already do! Our Curve range is available in XL, 2XL & 3XL.