Do you want to buy a new pair of shoes for your big day? Consider wearing the ever-so-stylish and versatile nude shoe.
They look fab on everyone and make your legs look lean and long. You can wear them for any season, which is perfect if your plans include a fall or winter wedding. Nude shoes truly go with everything and lets’ face it, how many time do you wear those electric blue pumps that you just had to have? Never, they are dust collectors! For your wedding day, buy a pair of shoes that you will use again and again. Plus, every time you slip them on you will be reminded of a very sweet day.
Purchasing the Perfect Nude Shoes
When it comes to a nude shoe, try to avoid any embellishments or straps. The goal of this shoe is to blend in with your skin color and elongate your legs. You don’t want to cut off the leg line, which visually shortens the figure. Keep in mind that a suede or patent leather nude shoes will become a staple in your closet for a long time to come.
Shades of Nude
There a billion of nude colors to choose from, as you will see below! However, be careful to choose a nude tone similar to your own skin color. Again, it goes back to the above point of trying to elongate your legs!
Bare It All
Okay maybe not all, but at least show some leg. When wearing your nude shoes, bare your legs sans the dark colored panty hose or tights. If you must wear panty hose, opt for a lighter nude color. After the wedding (when sporting your new nude shoes) keep your skirt and dress hem shorter to appear taller and leaner. If you decide to wear pants go for a cropped length that will show a bit of ankle.
What to Wear?
If a black or brown shoe just won’t cut it when wearing whites, pastels and bright colors, your nude shoes is a great option! You can also wear a nude shoe when sporting darker colors that would normally call for a darker colored heel. Pair those nude heels with your little black dress and look ultra-sophisticated!
Nude shoes are visually light and they won’t anchor an outfit the same way that a darker pair would. Wearing them requires a balance between dark and light elements in your ensemble. Wearing a nude shoe while wearing all light colors often will look fine, but you can look top heavy if the top part of your outfit is dark. Be conscious of the volume and types of fabric you wear. Deciding to wear wool pants with a chunky black sweater is not going to be the best fit for a nude shoe. Instead, go for a lighter fabric that is fitted and shows a little skin on top to balance out the look.
Great styles of bridesmaids shoes that can also be worn after the wedding!
High End Designer Nude Shoes
Looking for more neutral inspiration? Check out this post on Neutral Wedding Color Trend by Dog-n-Bird.