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Jan 21, 2022 - by Lauryn Hayes

Find The Right Fit: Underwear for Plus-Size Women | Nude Barre

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Jan 21, 2022 - by Lauryn Hayes

Play It Cool This Spring: Harper's Bazaar Press | Nude Barre

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Jan 12, 2022 - by Lauryn Hayes

A Not So Brief History of Women’s Underwear | Nude Barre

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Jan 12, 2022 - by Lauryn Hayes

Be An Ally Beyond Black History Month: Oprah Daily Press | Nude Barre

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Dec 29, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

TheGrio Press: Former Knicks Dancer Creates Business

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Dec 27, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Erin's Kwanzaa List

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Dec 22, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Black Owned Everyday Essentials: CNN Press

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Dec 22, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Start Up Fashion: Do It Your Way Press

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Dec 18, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

TheGrio Press: Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

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Dec 16, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

The Problematic Legacy of The Nutcracker: Why A Holiday Staple Has Gone Stale

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Dec 16, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

What's on Erin’s Christmas List?

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Dec 16, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

PureWow Press: Nude Barre Is a Black Owned Brand to Shop Now

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Dec 07, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Broadway Is Back: Our Must-See Shows of December

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Nov 24, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

What Does It Mean To Be Indigenous?

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Nov 18, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

The Missing Generation: The Silent War Against Indigenous Women

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Nov 10, 2021 - by Isa Sesay-Bah

Color Education: Deep Shades

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Nov 10, 2021 - by Isa Sesay-Bah

Color Education: Medium Shades

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Nov 10, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Our Favorite BIPOC Fall Fashion Moments

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Nov 10, 2021 - by Isa Sesay-Bah

Color Education: Fair Shades

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Nov 07, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Fast Company Press: A Business Woman in Bloom

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Oct 26, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Last Minute Costume Ideas You Can Find in your Closet

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Oct 21, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

CNN Business Press: Black Female Entrepreneurs Are Ready For Their Close Up

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Oct 17, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Costume vs. Cultural Appropriation: The Do's and Don'ts of Halloween

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Oct 16, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

HuffPost Press: How Nude Barre is Helping BIPOC Ballerinas Change The Palette Of Dance

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Oct 13, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

BIPOC Superheroes To Cosplay This Halloween

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Oct 10, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Lack of Diversity in Cosplay

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Oct 07, 2021 - by Isa Sesay-Bah

Black Founders in Nude

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Oct 06, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Girlboss or Gatekeep? The Demise of Pop Feminism's Greatest Myth

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Oct 06, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Size Inclusive Brands That Will Make Your Cosplay Dreams Come True

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Oct 06, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

How To Upcycle Your Undies!

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Sep 30, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Met Gala 2021: Cosplay Your Fave With Our List of Fashion Do’s

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Sep 30, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Colorism, and the Erasure of Dark Skin in Advertising

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Sep 30, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

InStyle Press: Black Owned Lingerie Brands

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Sep 23, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Adjusting My Eyes to the Light: My Dance Experience

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Sep 22, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

NBC News Press: Know Your Value

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Sep 17, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

Dance Essentials for the Gig Economy: What's In Our Bag?

Modern day dancers need to have an arsenal of dance diversity tucked into their bag to stay competitive. Find out our top picks for essentials to have.

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Aug 21, 2021 - by Lauryn Hayes

What is Pancaking?

“Pancake,” is a term that refers to the thick base of make-up exclusively used by performers for the stage. Historically, dancers have used pancake to match their shoes or elements of their costume to their skin color. Now, dancers often use a liquid foundation or calamine lotion to achieve a seamless transition from legs to feet.

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Apr 12, 2021 - by NBFavoriteBlogs

How to Pull Off This TikTok Fashion Trend

Quarantine is almost over and it's time to spice up those outfits from 2019 with your new secret weapon. Fishnet tights. Fishnet tights are both classic 80s vibes and also so Beyonce Homecoming at Coachella.  They help your outfits feel edgy and fresh. You may have noticed TikTok stars, Instagram street-stylers, and all sorts of celebrities are wearing fishnet tights under vintage jeans and skirts and dresses, and that the newer, cooler fishnet ankle sock has been trending hard as well. They help strappy shoes feel extra sexy, and add an unexpected vibe to sneakers and flats.  

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Apr 12, 2021 - by IsaSesay

What Are Convertible Tights?

People often ask: what is a convertible tight? Convertible tights are tights that are able to transition from a footed tight to footless. It is mostly used by dancers to transition from dancing in a shoe to bare foot. So how do you transition your convertible tights from footed to footless?

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Apr 12, 2021 - by Erin Carpenter

Time to Redefine Nude

Color Transition Update, Learn about the new name changes for our products and more! 

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