Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nude Shoes - A ClassicTrend

A shoe trend that has become extremely hard to ignore and that has caught on world over is the nude shoes. In deed all major shoe brands like Tresmode, Zara, Kate Spade and Chritian Louboutin have launched their versions of the nudes. Be it ballerinas, sandals, platforms, wedges, heels or platform pumps, these shoes have taken over the world.

These tan, blush and beige shoes, which can almost be called a classic, has become a rage and has been sported by celebrities (and Royals) world over. In fact, it is known that this trend is a personal favorite of the new Duchess of York - Kate Middleton, and she has sported these shoes frequently in her Canadian tour.

Kate sporting nude pumps at her recent Canadian tour
And Kate was not the only royal who sported the trend.

Princess Beatrice in her nude shoes
Moving closer to home, our Bollywood actresses and fashionistas were also not far behind. Many actresses including Kareena Kapoor, Frieda Pinto (she may have moved to international waters, her roots are here) and Twinkle Khanna showed off their nudes.

Chitrangada Singh in nude pumps
Twinkle Khanna looking uber pretty in  nude heels

Where to Get Them?

Nude colour heels are available at a lot of stores in India. These stores include Zara, Aldo and Tresmode and may range between INR 1500 to INR 5000 (depending on the brand).

The above heels are available at Zara in Palladium. While, the shoes are priced between INR 1400 to 2,600, the brand is currently running its mid-season sale and all the shoes are available for INR 1790.

Tresmode has just launched a new collection called the 'QPump' collection which features the above pumps. Not sure of the price, but the pretty pumps are available at all of Tresmode outlets in India.

How to wear them?

One can never go wrong with nude shoes. This style or trend is just like Black - ever lasting, flattering and goes well with any type of outfit and any type of colour. Thus, what are you waiting for go ahead and flaunt those shoes. 

While, nude pumps or shoes can be worn with everything, there are certain ways of wearing the shoe that will help to flatter your body or make you the head turner of parties. These are:
  •  Nude shoes can elongate your legs - When you team up your nude shoes with a short dress or pants of similar colour, it helps to make your legs look longer. The shoes instantly elongates the legs as it blends with the skin tone and gives the appearance of cascading long legs. This helps you to taller and slimmer.
  • Making your outfits pop - Nude shoes also help to make any outfit pop. If you are planning to wear a vibrant colour dress and want it to stand out, then just team it up with the perfect pair of nude pumps (similar to what Princess Beatrice has done in the picture above). The nude pumps help to divert all attention to the dress, without your shoes taking away the spotlight.
  • Classic Sophistication - One of the most sophisticated looks that you can create is by teaming up your LBD with nude pumps or sandals.You can also wear the shoes with black trousers and a well structured black blazer.
  • Something for the dark beauties - Yes ladies, you can stop fretting about not being able to sport the latest nude shoe trend. All major shoe brands have launched nude shoes in colours that compliment darker-skin toned women, ensuring that we beauties are also not left behind.
Perfect nude pumps for dark skin tones