DO … Match your nude shoes to your skin tone as closely as possible.
DO… Add gloss to an understated evening look with pointed pumps.
DON’T… Team nude shoes with black opaques tights.
DO... Opt for a subtle platform for daytime. These ‘Sledge’ pumps are the Duchess of Cambridge’s secret weapon, elongating her already slender limbs and adding height.
DO… If you are going for nude ankle boots make sure they are cropped beneath the calf and not restricting your circulation.
DO... Update the classic ballet pump with some pointed flat pumps. These are the perfect companion for cropped skinny jeans.
The French cobbler to the stars has addressed the issue of matching shoes to skin tones with five hues ranging from a ‘fair blush’ to ‘rich chesnut’.
The terms ‘nude’ and ‘flesh’ and their connotations have long made the fashion industry uncomfortable, not least when furor erupted over a champagne-coloured gown that American First Lady Michelle Obama was pictured wearing was described by its creator as ‘nude’.
When you’re wearing no clothes, you’re nude. Then why is it that the color nude is used to describe the hue of a white person’s flesh? Shouldn’t it be more inclusive at this point? Carrie Bradshaw’s Chief Economist Christian Louboutin thinks so — he’s recently re-imagined five of his classic styles in shades ranging from a fair blush to a rich chestnut, which should “closely match the color of a customer’s skin tone”.
The Daily Mail reported, Mr. Louboutin says of the shoes:
“They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette. The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing.”