Going Nude For Summer…
A Nude Pleated Dress for Summer
The summer heat ambushed me this week; the temperature increased like 20 degrees from one day to the next and it seems to have no intent on stopping. The weather app forecasts temperatures in the hundreds all weekend and next week! I’ve lived here for 24 years, you’d think I’d be used to it by now but it hits my boyfriend and I like a ton of bricks every year. I can’t ever get used to it. So what does this mean for my outfits? Shorts, skirts and dresses. Decrease the amount of layers and wear light airy clothing, like this the pleated dress.
This dress originally came with a black ribbon belt but I opted to switch it for this beaded belt instead which gave it more of a lighter feeling and an added embellished touch. This dress can also be worn without a belt but I prefer to have emphasis on the waist and I like the structure a belt gives the overall look. I’m also going to give no belt a try, so look for that outfit soon. For the slightest hint of color I added a pair of orange and tan heels, still keeping on the warm side of the color spectrum.
Wearing nude clothing can be a little tricky, depending on the piece. Wearing a tight nude top can make it look as if you’re wearing nothing at all, unless that’s the look you’re going for. Personally, I don’t particularly like it. When selecting nude pieces take into consideration two things; the fabric and the color. For nude tops and dresses I usually select a chiffon fabric, it’s lightweight and has movement. The key is to avoid skintight. As for the shade of nude, it may be obvious, but select a color that compliments your skin tone. Those with lighter complexions should look for rosier, pink shades, and those with darker skin tones taupe nudes.
I would love to know, how do you wear nude pieces?
Where is the dress from?
Woow! This looks soooo beautiful! Love every piece of this outfit:-)
These photos are absolutely stunning! I’m officially obsessed with those shoes and that dress was made for you 🙂
your photos are just stunning as is this beautiful outfit! love those shoes too! xx. gigi. http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com
Gorgeous photos! Love the dress and belt!
Jeans and a Teacup
These are such precious photos, I love where you live, though I couldn’t live there, way too hot for my liking LOL!
ha yeah it’s too hot for many people. When it gets like this we usually just stay indoors.
I completely agree with your guidelines for nude pieces. They should be a bit flouncy so you can tell where the dress ends and skin begins.
This dress looks amazing on you. Love it! I think you made a great choice swapping out the belt for a lighter one. And the color-block heels add just the pop the outfit needs.
Great post! Stay cool! 🙂
Style by Joules
Thank you so much for your awesome comment Joules!
this is so beautiful! great color on you
kw ladies in navy
Wow, those pics are incredible!!! love your blog so much. Gorgeous scenery and style.
Thank you so much Lucy! So happy you love my blog =)
Gorgeous dress and wow that scenery, such a beautiful place! In some photo’s the mountains look like the sea 😀
I love the nude trend but I agree that it’s not nice when it looks like you have nothing on
haha happy you agree! The possible locations to take photos in California are endless, I’m very happy you like thee pics!
Hi Tea Style
Beautiful pics! Love your dress!
Wow! You look amazing!
I’m loving the dress!
Like you said nude is tricky and I have a hard time finding a nude piece for myself, but you look darling that dress is so pretty. This would be perfect for a wedding and can I borrow your photographer please lol.
I actually have worn this dress to a wedding. You can borrow him if you live in the area =)
wow you’re so pretty *___*
You look gorgeous!! I love the pretty belt you chose. It adds just the perfect touch to this summery dress.
Thank you Andrea, happy you loved the way it turned out.