Have you ever noticed that a nude bra just isn’t really nude? It can’t help but show itself off when you want to wear a thin t-shirt or tank in the summer or when you’re wearing a dress that you really need a nude bra to pull off. So what’s the point of calling it nude if it’s not really nude. I understand we’re all different complexions and all that jazz, but does a “nude” bra look nude on anyone?
I’m not sure when it was, but I’d read somewhere that the best nude bra you’ll ever buy isn’t that beige shade you think, but a purplish grey. I don’t know what it is or why, but after a year of wearing them, I can say for certain, the best nude bra isn’t beige, it’s a shade of purple. Try it for yourself, if it doesn’t change your entire perspective on nude bras, I don’t know what will.
Color Names by Bra Brand
Playtex – Warm Steel
Olga – Purple Eclipse
Lilyette’s – Rum Raisin
Vanity Fair – Steel Violet Note: I’ll update this list as I find more.
“If I wanted to be in an innovative industry, I wouldn’t pick fashion.”
The dirty secret of fashion is that there is nothing new. I suppose the cool thing is how we re-invent it, but when people act like something’s so new and fresh in fashion, they immediately lose me. If I wanted to be in an innovative industry, I wouldn’t pick fashion. On the other hand, I’d pick fashion if I wanted to be a historian with creative liberties. I’ve kept a skeptical eye on fashion week this season in NYC, because I honestly haven’t been that interested. More and more it seems the more things change the more they stay the same. This season (like the last) is all about contrasts, and I’m beginning to think that’s the trick to fashion in general. Call it fusion, contrasts, or a blending of complete opposites, it’s all the same concept – they all mean the same thing. Whether it’s pulling together two different styles like leather and lace (circa Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2013) or playing with different eras by pairing vintage with more contemporary pieces. Fashion is fusion, and I say that knowing that that’s both simple and complex because fashion has such a rich history of ideas to pull from.