Another thing to adore the Duchess of Cambridge for! Dressing like a princess has gotten even easier since Kate Middleton became one, thanks to her penchant for practical, not even all that pricey fashion. Many of her signature items are well within reach price point-wise -- from flattering Issa wrap dresses to her go-to L.K. Bennett nude pumps. And with the fashion world becoming more aware that women of the world are loving the Duchess's style so much, it's not that surprising that Christian Louboutin has released a new shoe collection that should make it even easier for us to copy Kate's fave footwear.
Called The Nudes, the collection includes five different shades of potential "nude" colors, from fair to dark. To figure out which hue is for you, there's an app called Louboutin Shades that photographs your foot and matches your skin tone to one of the five shoe shades. How high-tech, eh?!
Louboutin boasts that "the shoes disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of the woman’s legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette." Yeah, the claim sounds a little inflated, but he's not wrong -- nude high heels are so popular because they do elongate our legs. And the closer the "nude" shade matches our actual skin tone, the greater the illusion that you've got legs for days. For petite women especially -- and one like me who is not willing to wear sky-high heels and would prefer to opt for an "illusion"! -- that sounds like a shoe dream come true! Sign me up!
It's pretty revolutionary ... and about time! Nude pumps haven't been sold like this before, like pantyhose or foundation, more geared to a variety of skin tones. Which, come to think of it, is sort of nuts. Obviously women of all skin tones covet that illusion of longer legs, but my version of "nude" or your version isn't the same as our sister-in-laws', coworkers', best friends', etc.!
Yeah, well, it does bear noting that the Louboutin Nudes don't come cheap. Most shoes in the designer's line retail for $600+. Still, here's hoping the trendsetting shoemaker's concept will take off -- and in turn, inspire more affordable brands to offer budget-friendly alternatives.
Are you happy to see nude pumps being offered in varying shades to better suit women of all skin tones?
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