Finally! Affordable, Nude Lingerie in a Range of Skintones: Introducing Audrey Olivia

Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Audrey Olivia.

Audrey Olivia Nude Lingerie

After decades of neglect, the lingerie industry has finally caught on to the idea that “nude” is more than beige. Suddenly, there’s a veritable cornucopia of brands, new and old alike, offering bras, panties, hosiery and shapewear in a range of deeper, darker tones.

Audrey Olivia Nude Lingerie

However, it’s also true that many of the brands retail at higher, more premium price point. There are lots of reasons for this, of course, which we’ve gone into in previous blog posts. Yet the fact remains, for millions of people, a $50 or $60 or $75 bra simply isn’t accessible…even if it is their shade of nude.

Audrey Olivia Nude Lingerie

Being able to purchase a nude bra in your skintone is more than a “nice to have.” It’s a gamechanger. Often, conversations about representation and diversity in the fashion industry are reduced to platitudes, such as helping everyone “feel beautiful.” While that can be an admirable goal, I suppose, when it comes to lingerie, and especially nude lingerie, there’s a uniquely practical component as well.

Audrey Olivia Nude Lingerie

A bra in your skintone is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. It can be worn under tees and tanks, under work clothes, to formal events…the wardrobe possibilities are endless. And, for a very long time, deeper-complexioned people – especially women of color – simply didn’t have those options. No matter what industry experts recommended, a black or red bra just wasn’t the same.

Audrey Olivia Nude Lingerie

Audrey Olivia, the latest collection from Psyche Terry (also of Inspire Psyche Terry) features 4 beautiful nude shades in colors like Frappe, Cocoa, Mocha, and Mochachino. The bras all use a textured, cheetah-print lace (so they’re elevated a bit beyond the everyday basic) and each bra retails for $35.

The size range is 36DD to 40DDD, with plans for expanded sizing in the very near future. The Audrey Olivia collection is currently sold at Wal-Mart as well as on Audrey Olivia’s website.

Audrey Olivia Nude Lingerie

“I’m so proud to bring bras in varying shades of nude to full bust and full figure women nationwide, a significant market that has previously gone underserved,” said Psyche Terry, Founder and Designer of Inspire Psyche Terry and Audrey Olivia. “As a woman of color it’s always been a challenge to find nude products that match my skin tone, and I’m thrilled to be able to break this barrier in the bra category for women like me – especially in DD-DDD sizing.”

As a woman of color myself, I love seeing more options in this space. The idea of going to Wal-Mart and buying a bra – any kind of bra – in my skintone would have been unfathomable when I started this blog nine years ago. And I’m glad people like Psyche Terry are changing that.

Do you have any thoughts on the Audrey Olivia collection? Where would you like to see them expand their size range next?


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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

2 Comments on this post

  1. Gratia says:

    This is a brilliant idea, and I’m glad it’s being done at such an affordable price point, but it’s sad to see the bra fits literally none of the women wearing it on top of having a super limited size range. I was super excited to maybe get a bra in my skin color but fit and quality doesn’t seem to be there. I understand not everything can work for everyone and I do hope this range works out for people.

  2. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I’ve just purchased my first nude bra, to match my dark cocoa color. I’m so excited; I hope they expand to other styles as well. I’ll be a very loyal customer!

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