The Nude Effect

The Nude Effect

In a time when it appears that less is more, when it comes to fashion, nude clothing straddles the balance of what is considered decent or indecent.

The colours we classify as nude are beige, cream, and camel; but whether or not the colour is ‘nude’ depends on the individual wearing it. The closer the outfit is to the wearer’s skin tone and the tighter the fit, the better in creating an illusion of nudity, when in fact, the individual is fully clothed.

According to my fashion forward sister, the fashion trend came into being with Kim Kardashian and her bodycon dress. Wearing nude bodycon was the rage in 2015.

But nude colours have always been excellent choices for the woman who wants to exude class and sophistication; and beige, camel and cream are great colour options for the working woman.

This year why not try a few of these wardrobe choices:

  1. You’ve still got your camel bodycon? Drape a white cardigan across your shoulders and wear it with high heeled brown sandals.
  2. Wear a white camisole on a cream skirt and with a cream blazer. This is a great option for work and a relaxed day out.
  3. Loose beige trousers and a matching high neck tack top.
  4. White skinny jeans with a loose beige or camel top.
  5. Suede skirt with a cream blouse.

The nude effect is great with or without heels. Feel like looking classy yet comfortable? Slip on your nude pumps.

Whether you want to look formal or you just need something that is appropriate for work, going ‘nude’ may very well be that look you are searching for.

For working women, make up choice is often a dilemma – how does one achieve a professional look without appearing to have tried too hard or overdoing it on the colour aspect? Nude make up is easy to achieve and can draw attention to your features without being brash.

This year, when in doubt, go nude.


Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam.

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