Dancing with Confidence: How My Nude Shade is promoting skin tone products & encouraging every performer of color.

Dance models posing in nude skin tone Mariia true bare dancewear matching their complexions.

My Nude Shade Helps Dancers of Color Build Confidence

Updated November 6, 2023

The struggle to find tights, pointe shoes, and leotards in colors for brown skin can be discouraging. This can cause a sense of not belonging, insecurity, and lack of confidence in any brown and black dancer.

skin matching dance shorts and bra

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on promoting diversity and inclusivity in the dance industry. Traditionally, people have used the term "nude" to describe a light beige color, which can exclude those of us with darker skin tones. We here at My Nude Shade already know that beige isn't "nude" for everyone.

We believe in promoting inclusivity and accommodating a range of skin tones. We also believe that you should easily find your skin tone products. Mariia Dancewear offers leotards, tights, shoes, and more for performers to always carry in their bags.

Women in Mariia True Bare Dancewear

My Nude Shade has Mariia True Bare Collection and Blendz Dance Apparel for dancers and performers. Every dancer deserves a range of clothing and products that match their skin tone.

Related Page: About My Nude Shade

Mariia Dancewear

Mariia Dancewear makes leotards, tights, shoes, and other items that performers should have in their bags. Wearing skin-matching dancewear can help any dancer feel confident. They'll have a sense of belonging. It also creates a streamlined and cohesive look on stage.

dance tights that include darker skin

The colors may differ may vary based on screen resolution and color settings. Here are descriptions of what each color of the collection looks like in person.​​​​​​​​

NO6 is the darkest shade. Resembles coffee with no cream.​​​​​​​​

NO5 is the second darkest shade. Resembles a milk chocolate bar.​​​​​​​​

NO4 is the third darkest shade. Resembles resembles coffee with a splash of cream or milk.​​​​​​​​

NO3 is the third lightest shade. They're a light brown. Resembles a pinkish-beige.​​​​​​​​

NO2 is the second lightest shade. They're a yellowish-beige color. Resembles a khaki color.​​​​​​​​

NO1 is the lightest shade. They're a light pink color. Resembles blushed or flushed light skin.​​​​​​​​

Blendz Dance Tights

Blendz Dance Apparel provides different flesh-tone shades for performers of color with a dark skin tone. We currently carry their convertible tights and they come in more neutral colors.

Blendz Girls' and Women's Dance Tights and Leotards

"Confident Cocoa", the darkest shade, is a dark purple-ish brown. Like item: Mariia dance tights in NO6.

"Brazen Brown" is the second darkest shade. Resembles a milk chocolate bar.​​​​​​​​ Like item: Mariia dance tights in NO5.

"Maven Mahogany" is the third darkest. Resembles chocolate mousse. Like item: between Mariia dance tights NO5 and NO4.

"Tenacious Tan" is the fourth darkest. Beige khakis. Like item: Mariia dance tights in NO3.

Blendz Girls' and Women's Dance Tights and Ballet Shoes

Because of the tight and hectic schedule, shopping for your shade of nude should be quick, easy, and make you feel completely seen. We make the promise that you can find everything in 15 or less, from start to checkout.

We also offer a free color-matching session to ensure that dancers can find everything that perfectly matches their skin tone. You can DM us on Instagram or email us at info@mynudeshade.com.


 What can we help you find in your shade of nude?

dancing with confidence blog post photo of dancers in skin tone apparel

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