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Why the obsession with nude shoes?

(21 Posts)
RonaldMcDonald Mon 03-Feb-14 16:57:29

Do we all want to look like Middletons?

yorkshirekell Mon 03-Feb-14 17:14:03

I have never got into those, im only 31 but i've always seen them as a bit of a teen 'going out on a saturday night shoe'

OneLittleLady Mon 03-Feb-14 17:17:36

I've never worn nude shoes, I just don't like them. Plus every version of nude looks orange toned against my skin, I'm very very very pale and I just don't want to look like my feet are wearing wotsits!

HRHwheezing Mon 03-Feb-14 17:20:38

Nude shoes make your legs look longer. Apparently. And go with most things

claudeekishi Mon 03-Feb-14 17:37:40

There was an obsession with nude shoes circa 2006-7. Long over I would have thought.

TheJumped Mon 03-Feb-14 19:08:08

I have a pair of nude high heels I love wearing for nights out. With slim black trousers and any kind of top, they just look feminine and glam IMO. And for weddings - I know it's a bit cliche but they do just look right for weddings with a nice dress.

Not stripper heel ones though - mine are LK Bennett and fairly tasteful.

And avoid pink toned ones - just like foundation grin

Hopefully Mon 03-Feb-14 19:12:09

I just like them because I don't need to flap about matching shoes! Most of my other shoes are quite bold colours, so it's nice to have an effortless pair.

cluecu Mon 03-Feb-14 19:22:23

I love them and wear them loads. I dislike clothes shopping mostly and although shoes are quite stress free I have lost many pairs to blisters.

They go with everything and I can't be faffed grin

TSSDNCOP Mon 03-Feb-14 19:58:12

Agree that they are like foundation, it's simply a case of finding the right tone.

They do make your legs look longer, and because they are "invisible" all the emphasis is on the dress/outfit.

Frankly I think they look good, I'm not that fussed about looking like Mrs Cambridge unless she's gt those god awful hessian wedges on.

HappyGirlNow Mon 03-Feb-14 20:31:15

I love nude shoes but not in styles like the frumpy Middletons wear. I just bought these - love them grin

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 03-Feb-14 21:39:52

For a start, 'nude' is a misnomer since beige is not nude on all skin tones, though I believe some brands do them in a range of shades? They only make your legs look longer if they match your skintone, most people are better off going with black opaques with black shoes.

Walnut8 Tue 04-Feb-14 11:45:13

Agree with whoever said they make your legs look longer. Generally look better with a tan though!

RonaldMcDonald Tue 04-Feb-14 12:06:11

looks like Barbie legs

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Feb-14 12:50:46

Yeah, they're almost invariably 'orrible.

goodstuffhappens Tue 04-Feb-14 14:28:47

because the rule is 'never wear shoes darker than your hemline'

I think they look awful, corpse-like.

DesperateHousewife21 Tue 04-Feb-14 14:35:11

Ive got a pair from Next and love them. The heel is only about 3in which is perfect as im 5"8.

Ive only worn them twice- once to a wedding and once to a fancy meal but ill be getting them out again in June for another wedding.

I dont think everyone should stick to black and certainly not with tights, that would look odd with a pastel colour dress in june grin

MrsLettuce Tue 04-Feb-14 14:48:40

because the rule is 'never wear shoes darker than your hemline'

Have also heard 'never wear shoes lighter than your hemline'. Both are tosh.

I can see why people wear them, as they don't clash with other colours, but they really are very unflattering.

FrugalFashionista Tue 04-Feb-14 15:49:48

Nude for me is taupe as I'm pale and pinky nudes simply don't work. I've found the rule of thumb is that when going for nude, you should pick a shade a bit paler than your skin tone. This way it flatters your skin tone even if you are pale. Tan shoes + winter skin = urgh

Nude shoes are very versatile if you are travelling and it's summer, but I find them a bit dull. I prefer other colors - color, white, metallic - in the summer and dark tones in winter.

JohnCusacksWife Tue 04-Feb-14 18:15:15

Because if you get the right shade & style they are flattering, easy to wear and versatile.

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