• These compression tops now come in five different shades of nude (gc2b)Source: gc2b
Compression binders are now available in five different shades of nude.
Bianca Soldani

1 Jun 2016 - 4:28 PM  UPDATED 1 Jun 2016 - 4:28 PM

A US-based transition apparel company is stepping up their diversity with an all nude range of products.

Gc2b produce chest binders designed to compress breast tissue in a safer way than taping, and the tops are now avaiable in five different skin tones from pale to tan and dark brown.

Compression garments are worn by a range of people who want their chest to appear flatter including transgender males or those with body dismorphia. The process often has a significantly positive impact on the wearer's mental health but it can also lead to physical issues.

Binding with duct tape or Ace bandages - that tighten every time they expand with movement or breath - can potentially cause scaring, break ribs, result in fluid build-up in the lungs and restrict breathing.

Specially designed compression tops are considered a safer option, however it is generally recommended they aren't worn for more than 8-10 hours at a time, while exercising or overnight. Although they are a popular option, a common issue with these garments is that they are often difficult to disguise under more summery clothes during the warmer months. 

By straying from the previously available black, white and grey options, this brand hopes their customers will feel more comfortable.

“We aim to continue to accommodate and celebrate the vast spectrum of humanity, to always serve and liberate our phenomenal supporters, and as always, to design with the true you in mind,” gc2b's website reads.