The New Take On Nude Tones

I really want to wear all the cute nude-colored clothes I’m seeing for spring, but don’t want to get totally washed out. What should I do?

Subtlety is a signature look this season, with a set of styles that showcase soft flesh tones and pale, earthy neutrals. This trend is all about contrast—girls with olive and darker complexions can wear traditional nudes. 

Peach, gold, pastel pink and pale coral can easily work with paler skin, without the risk of looking washed out. 

Just remember, when it comes to nude fabrics, make sure they’re not too tight—the second-skin look isn’t flattering on anyone.

Nude tones will always look gorgeous in draped and fluid fabrics. This top fits the bill perfectly! A pair of sleek black pants gives it some edge. 

Silence & Noise Ruffle Front Tank$25, 

Some of the season’s best looks on the runway had tiers of ruffles and layers of fabric, so why not be pretty in pink with this blouse?

Andrea Ruffle Shirt, $40,  

Pumps are the secret to lengthening your legs and adding polish. The patent finish and ruffle detail make them even more sophisticated. Works well with dark denim trouser jeans.  

Patent Ruffle Pumps, $23, 

Wanna add shimmer? Metallics like gold and silver play well with all shades of nude. 


Rosebud Charm Bracelet, $10, 

-Megan McCluskie 


3/31/2009 7:00:00 AM