Silver, white, champagne, beige – nude-coloured apparel as well as sheer fabrics are a fashion MUST for spring and summer 2009. Unfortunately these are very ‘risky business’ trends, because it all depends on your body’s appearance.
To wear sheer just like on the runways, a slender silhouette is advised – if your body is far from being perfect try layering a slip or camisole underneath sheer fabrics. This will make you more confident about your curves.
Nude, on the other hand requires a tanned body as it has a tendency to wash out some skin tones (otherwise expect a spooky ghostly look!). If you – unfortunately – have a pale skin and your complexion doesn’t let you get any tanned without getting red first, try mixing nudes with other colours.
I am not personally a fan of nudes, so I always mix such ‘unlively’ shades with more daring accessories – oversized necklaces or earrings (Zac Posen), multiple bangles, classy belt (Gianfranco Ferre), eye-catching pair of shoes (Alexander Wang) or just red lips as seen in Proenza Schouler.