Nude clothing isn’t just a signature look for the Kardashians; it is a popular look for lots of celebrities. We’re not talking about illusion dresses. We’re talking nude-colored clothing that complements a celeb’s skin tone. Nude-toned clothing isn’t limited to one color. It can range from soft ivories to deep browns. Choosing the right shade and style of clothing is vital. If you make the wrong choice, you will look like you’re wearing nothing at all.
Keeping with this year’s nude-colored clothing is expected to be a big hit both this season and next. Nude is a delightful alternative to white, a refreshing option to the all-black look, and more fashion-forward than a boring beige. And, choosing the right shade and style of your nude-colored clothing is vital, as if you make the wrong choice, you will look like you’re wearing nothing at all. Wondering how to pull off nude-colored clothing without looking naked? Keep on scrolling to scoop some tricks, or check out this link for more inspiration and guidance.
Here’s a guide on how to wear nude-colored clothing:
1. Don’t try to match your skin exactly
When it comes to foundation, you want to find a shade that seamlessly blends in with your skin. However, when you’re shopping for nude-colored clothing, you want to have a bit of contrast between your skin tone and your clothes.
Or else, you’ll look like wearing nothing at all. Nude-toned clothing isn’t limited to one color as it can range from soft ivories to deep browns. Black or dark-skinned women look fabulous in basically all caucasian nudes, while flesh tone outfits in nudes, beige, and pastels look great on pale undertones.
However, nude shoes tend to be an exception since it elongates your legs, serving as the extension of your ankles. And, a great thing, nude shoes will never “wash you out.”
2. Try a loose silhouette
If you’re concerned about looking naked, choose looser styles instead of going the traditional form-fitted route. Get some loose silhouette, and they should drape and float away from the body. No one is going to mistake a breezy skirt or a boxy top for exposed body parts.
When it comes to nude clothing, make sure they’re not too tight as body-hugging silhouettes look like another layer of skin, which isn’t flattering.
Remember that nude skinny pants are not cool. It will just look like you left your pants at home, and it’s not stylish or interesting even if your pants have texture.
3. Think about texture and embellishment
Lace, beading, sparkles, tassels, or whatever decoration you want can make a flesh-toned piece look less nude. However, the look can also backfire if you choose the wrong nude piece. If you match your skin too closely, it will look like you have some strange sparkly skin disease from far away.
Nudes are very delicate, adding that soft and ethereal quality to any look, and it’s a new way to accentuate femininity. Think about texture and embellishment for a subtle yet elegant and classy look.
A nude dress in any structured, strong, or textured fabric is a great addition to your wardrobe. Lace combined with nude is one of the sexiest looks a woman can wear but keep the romantic and a little flirty shade to a romantic date, and not when you’re shopping.
4. Show some skin
You may be wearing a nude-colored piece, but you need to show some actual skin too. It doesn’t need to be a lot. It can be a bit of an arm or some legs. You just need to show there is some contrast between your actual skin and your outfit. And to stop it from looking like you’re wearing a long-sleeved bodystocking.
Some skin must be shown when wearing nude-colored clothing just to create some contrast between your actual skin and your outfit. This does not necessarily have to be much as it can be some bit of legs or arms and also to prevent it from appearing as you’re wearing a long-sleeved bodystocking.
A head-to-toe nude look is a classic, but you can still participate in the trend by only wearing one piece. A nude tank is an essential wardrobe item to wear underneath your sheer clothing.
5. Choose one nude-toned piece
A head-to-toe neutral look is a classic, but you can still participate in the trend by only wearing one piece. Choose a nude top or a skirt and pair it with a contrasting neutral such as white or bright colors.
Because nude colors tend to wash out some skin tones, you may layer a contrasting color over your flesh-toned pieces or vice versa.
If you’re uncertain whether the nude clothing you picked enhances your skin’s undertone or just washes you out, then layer a jacket, vest, coat, or cardigan in a different color over your nude pieces.
You may also mix nudes with black and darker neutral tones like brown or navy. You may also choose a nude top or a skirt and pair it with a contrasting neutral such as white or bright colors.
6. Layer a contrasting color over your flesh-toned pieces
If you’re still debating about whether your look is more naked than neutral, layer a jacket in a different color over top. It also helps if you’re uncertain whether the nude top you picked enhances your skin’s undertone or just washes you out.
7. Remember your underwear
Unless you’re doing nude leather or latex a la Kim Kardashian, you have to make sure your underwear isn’t visible through your outfit. Stay away from white and choose a nude bra and panties. Polka dot underwear showing through a nude dress isn’t the best look.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.