A nude heel is not a fawn coloured shoe, at least it’s not if your particular skin tone is not fawn. It’s called a nude heel because it matches, as closely as possible, you particular skin tone so it looks like your feet are nude.
Why do you want nude feet? Firstly, it makes your legs look longer, which makes you look taller and that makes you look slimmer and secondly, if what you’re wearing complements your skin tone, then the nude heels will go with that outfit. It’s versatile and classic.
Choosing Your Nude Heels
Every woman needs a pair of heels in her closet even if they only get worn once in a blue fit. If that’s you go for a classic black pump. A nude pump is a great backup pair and between the two of them you’re covered for every situation.
For those of us who have more than one pair – a nude heel is a clothing essential.
- Nude heels disappear when worn against your skin – try until you find the pair that matches best
- Choose the heels that best work with your body shape
- For you first (or only) pair choose unembellished closed toe pumps
- Also choose a classic unembellished pair for your first (or only) pair
- The higher the heel the longer you legs look
- If you’re already tall with long legs try a flat
- A medium heel will be more versatile that very high or kitten heel
- Don’t wear stockings when you’re finding nude heels – I know duh! right, but it bears saying
How To Wear Nude Heels
Nude heels are completely versatile. They can go from work to weekend to semi formal with a change of outfit. They’re the ideal travel shoe because they’ll go with everything. Some ideas:
- Pair nude heels with a plain black shift dress or skirt suit for a modern take on a classic outfit
- Match with any brightly coloured dress, skirt or pants to give a classic, but elegant finish
- Avoid a nude heel with an otherwise neutral outfit – you’ll simply disappear
- Use as a neutral foil for patterned or floral outfits
Examples of Nude Heels
Calvin Klein Women’s Carley $79.00 from Shoes.com
Karen Millen Satin flower sandal (wait until you have a plain, closed toe pump before going for these)