When you go bra shopping, you might not be excited about the idea of purchasing a nude bra. Though they may not be the most exciting bras to shop for, if you don’t own one already, nude bras are an everyday essential for many reasons. Keep reading below for why you need a nude bra, and how to find the perfect shade of nude to complement your skin tone.

Why Do I Need a Nude Bra?

A nude bra might not seem fun or sexy, but having one in your top drawer is a necessity. Every woman should own a nude color bra simply because the right nude bra will go with every outfit you wear and disappear underneath clothing. The key is ensuring that the nude bra matches your skin tone.

These are some of the most common questions people have when it comes to shopping for the perfect nude bra:

  • What color bra should go under white?
  • How do I find the right nude bra?

The right nude bra is the perfect choice for wearing underneath white or bright-colored tops. Despite popular belief, wearing a white bra underneath a white shirt is a no-go. If you want a seamless look and for your bra to disappear underneath your top, you’re going to want a nude colored bra that complements your skin tone. So how do you know what shade of nude you need? Keep reading below where we break down different shades of nude and what to look for.

How Do I Know What Shade of Nude I Need?

When you hear the phrase ‘nude color bra’, you likely think of many shades of beige that line store shelves. While most consider a nude bra a staple for every woman’s closet, not everybody’s skin color will match the standard shades you often see in stores. When shopping for a nude bra, you want a shade that complements your own skin tone.

Finding the perfect shade of nude will depend entirely on your skin’s primary coloring as well as your skin’s undertones. In shade/tone determination, most women can classify their skin’s tone/undertone under one of the following three categories:

  • Cool: These skin tones/undertones typically have cooler colors, such as pink and blue.
  • Warm: These skin tones/undertones typically include golden, yellow, and even peachy colors.
  • Neutral: Neutral tones include a mix of warm and cool shades. When determining your undertones, this means your undertone and skin tone are similar, if not identical.

Are your skin’s tone and undertone the same? Not always. Many women think their undertones are warm just because they have a warm skin tone, but this may not always be the case. Here’s a quick and easy way to determine your skin’s undertones:

  • Turn your wrists face up and inspect the veins viewable just under your skin.
  • If your veins appear blue/purple, then you have cool undertones.
  • If your veins appear more greenish-blue, then you have warm undertones.
  • If they are exceedingly difficult to see or appear almost colorless, then your undertones are more neutral.

If you’re still struggling with finding the perfect nude shade to match your skin tone, then buy a slightly lighter shade. By doing so, your bra is less likely to stand out while wearing light color tops.

    Best Nude Bras from Glamorise

    Glamorise carries a variety of nude shades so you can find the perfect nude for you. These are some of the shades of nude we carry:


    Our lightest nude shade, Cafe is the perfect pick for those with fairer skin and neutral undertones. Cafe is available in our underwire, wireless, and sport collections and is a must-have neutral.


    A softer, semi-beige shade, Taupe is the perfect nude for those with light-medium skin tones and cooler undertones. Try out our T-shirt bra in Taupe for a comfortable everyday bra that fits seamlessly under clothes.


    Cappuccino is a warm, rich nude and is the perfect match for those with medium complexions and warmer undertones. Choose from a range of our most popular styles in this versatile, warm shade.


    Our darkest shade of nude, Mocha is made for those with rich, deep brown skin tones. This gorgeous brown hue is the perfect pick for those with deeper complexions, and is available in many of our bestsellers.

    Concluding Thoughts

    Whether you’re looking for the perfect shade to wear under white, or just want a bra that goes with everything, a nude bra is your go-to. Nude bras are a top drawer essential and are a must-have for everyday wear.

    You can shop nude colored bras from Glamorise here. If you need help finding your perfect style, check out our Bra Finder Quiz, where we’ll match you with bras you’ll be sure to love.

    Author: Maeve Gesualdi
    Last updated on: 7/6/22

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