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Skin colour the latest fad

From Hollywood to Bollywood, they’re all going nude. While Cameron Diaz and Sonam Kapoor are flaunting their nude pumps, the likes of Malaika Arora Khan and Kristen Bell have been spotted in stylish nude shade silhouettes.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 29, 2010 14:12 IST
Shweta Jain
Shweta Jain
Hindustan Times
Sonam Kapoor

SonamFrom Hollywood to Bollywood, they’re all going nude. While Cameron Diaz and Sonam Kapoor are flaunting their nude pumps, the likes of Malaika Arora Khan and Kristen Bell have been spotted in stylish nude shade silhouettes. Wearing the no-hassle skin colour is the new fancy of our fashionistas.

Wear your attitude
But designers warn that no matter how simple or elegant nude shade outfits or shoes look, it’s a tricky colour to pass off easily. “Asians can carry skin-colour dresses very well, but you’ve got to be careful with the cut and silhouette. If it’s too fitted, it may look bad, unless your dress has an element of lace. Dresses with lot of drapes, layering, or subtle prints on them look good,” says designer Tania Khanuja.

Similarly, a nude shade backless evening gown with a little sequins work works for a dinner outing. Pair it with an ivory or beige clutch. Keep your make-up minimal with a tinge of nude or bronze.

Don’t go wrong
Remember not to team a nude coloured outfit with a loud hued accessory. For instance, a bright red or yellow clutch or a stiletto is likely to mar the look. Sometimes even a white accessory can be a wrong choice.

Footwear
Nude pumps are the safest if you want to offset a bright colour dress and are unsure about what footwear to match it with. “Pumps with stiletto heels are the best option — they go well with formal attires and evening party dresses too,” says footwear designer Swati Mehrotra.