Today is national nude day, so there is no better time to acknowledge that the fashion industry has a nude problem. I remember shopping for nude pumps when they were the “it shoe” a few years back and laughing out loud by myself in the Saks Fifth Avenue Shoe Salon aka shoe perv paradise. Not one pair of shoes was anywhere close to the color of my skin, and I looked like an idiot. Not everyone is beige.
Designers and retailers have a lot of catching up to do, but some do exist who not only acknowledge this but seek to serve women of color who have been laughing for years at fancy shoe stores. And bra stores. And…
Anyway, here are 5 nude pieces for all skin tones that you can shop right now.