The nude look – from the 20’s until today.
The term „nude look“ or „transparent look“ already emerged in the days of famous vaudeville dancer Josephine Baker; it described pieces of clothing that showed more than they concealed. In the 20’s and early 30’s, tulle, chiffon or silk was manufactured into titillating, tight-fit negligée cuts that were placed into an eroticizing context. After those rather liberal days, this fashion phenomenon had disappeared again for quite a while until it was rediscovered by the makeup industry. From the early 2000’s, the term “nude look” has been used to describe a certain kind of makeup style that gives an impression of not wearing any makeup at all with the help of certain kinds of skin care products. Muted earthy- and natural colours were characteristic of the nude look.
A little bit of nothing – nude look dresses.
While the big makeup hype was going on, fashion designers also rediscovered the nude look
. In contrast to the early decades of the 20th century, this time it was not about the credo “less is more”, but about “nude colours” (similar to the makeup trend): e.g. rosé, beige, crème or off white were the colours to flood the fashionistas’ wardrobes. The nude look was reborn!
Today the term is common in our fashion vocabulary because nude look dresses are to be found in all of the designer fashion collections of the world.
Tender dresses in the nude colours rosé and beige.
Ana Alcazar also frequently has a nice selection of wonderful dresses in the nude look colours rosé, beige, off white and crème, both in the winter- and summer collections. Elegant blazers
that are a perfect match for a pair of jeans, extravagantly-cut designer dresses and chic dresses for very special occasions: they all can be found in our collection of our nude look pieces on this page. But please be careful when it comes to your own skin colour
: very light-skinned types tend to look rather pale wearing hip non-colours; a little tan is important to shine in nude colours. And please note: nude-makeup combined with fashion in skin colours is a bit much, or rather: too little. Don’t hesitate to wear stronger makeup, like a strong red or hip berry colours.