Pastel Nude Colour Fashion Trends Spring Summer 2012
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Pastel Nude Colour Fashion
Trends Spring Summer 2012
Pastels are the prettiest of tints for 2012, but nude and flesh
toned pinks and cafe hues seem to be going on forever. This page
is a review of the peach, nude pink fashion looks for the summer
season of 2012.
Take nude shoe inspiration from royalty and the wife of Prince William - Catherine H.R.H Duchess of
Cambridge. Her influence has been so great that fellow royals
are following her lead. Everywhere now there are devotes of the L.K. Bennett's hidden platform high court nude shoes. So for the
fastest fashion update get in on this shoe trend and buy some
nude shoes to see you through 2012.
Above - Members of the Royal Family.
Left - H.R.H The Countess of Wessex, Centre - H.R.H Duchess of Cambridge and Right -
H.R.H The Duchess of Cornwall. All wear nude shoes. Kate favours
these nude courts
from L. K. Bennett and they all look quite lovely in their soft
pastels so perfect for a special event.
Left - Marks & Spencer SS12 Almond Toe Nude Court - £45.
Right - Mint Velvet Nude Peep Toe Court Shoe.
You will not want to detract from some of these gorgeous nude
dresses shown here and that's where nude toned shoes set the
seal of success on your look. Nude footwear or footwear that
matches your hosiery elongates the leg making a seamless join
between foot and leg never detracting too much from the main
All of these outfits look perfect set off by nude and pastel
peach tone shoes.
This is such a high fashion look now and much favoured by the
Duchess of Cambridge. Choose from nude low heels to high
platforms, from designer styles to high street bargain footwear.
Whatever your budget there is a nude pair of shoes just for you
and you will get wear out of them not just for summer, but right
Left - Open Toe Platform Shoe In Nude With 6" High Heels -
£29.99 - Pilot Footwear - pilotfashion.com.
Right - Tesco F&F - Nude Pink Bar Strap Mary Jane Shoe.
These skinny belts from NEXT below are just £12 each and also a
fast way to add any soft pastel to your existing wardrobe.
Skinny Belts From NEXT - £12 Each.
Nude Pink Bags
Maisy Colour Block Two Tone Neutral Dusty Pink Handbag £61 -
This zip top bag is such a great everyday neutral and far
smarter and more useable than a summer white bag.
For a simple evening bag try this minaudière clutch which will
just accommodate the essentials of lips gloss, comb, a credit
card and your phone.
Monsoon Accessorize Nude Pink Clutch Bag.
But don't stop at belts, bags or shoes, select from pastel pink
flesh nude tones for dresses blouses, tops and coats.
Nude Dresses come in all styles from the classic go anywhere
dress like this Jaclyn dress from Plumo to this dressy beaded
tunic dress from Very.
Left - Jaclyn Dress - £259 From Plumo.
Right - Love Label SLV Pink Coffee Bow Embellished Tunic £65 -
Satin, Shimmer & Sequins Galore
Flesh pink has been seen on the catwalks now for several years.
Designers never seem to run out of ideas for combinations of
nude peach pink by itself or teamed with either coffee/cocoa
cream or black. We've seen it in various guise, but in
particular as underwear is outerwear or the basic tones of
palest pink flesh in the moist expensive materials to create a
lushly expensive look only rivalled by other similar colour
schemes such as winter white or cream, soft camel, or cafe au lait and taupe tones.
When pieces are beaded or sequined in such
subtle colours the garments gain extra luxury looks.
Left - P.A.R.O.S.H Decolletè Sequined Dress
£419 - farfetch.com.
Centre - Flesh Tone Twenties Dress by A-Wear.
Right - Nude Satin Prom/Wedding Occasion Dress - Debenhams 2012.
Body-con Figure Hugging Nude Dresses
Left - A|wear Nude Bodycon Metallic Dress £35 -
Stockist Number: 00 353 1 4724900.
Right - Body-con Dress by A-Wear.
The nude trend uses an interesting selection of fabrics,
frequently involving overlays of contrasting darker lace. The
latter gives a slightly Goth vibe one the edge of being risqué.
Left - Diva Catwalk - Nude & Black Trim Emily
Cut Out Dress £115, $157.81, €128.43 Lovarni.com. Lovarni
suggest that this interesting exposed zip dress is ideal for the
races or a wedding - Lovarni Stockist Number: 07720 684203.
Right - Phase Eight Ribbed Jacket.
Conversely the nude tone fashion pieces can also look ultra
expensive when worked in silks, satins, quality lace, fine
cashmere, butter soft leathers or other superior materials and
To top off these dresses a classic collarless
jacket from Phase Eight would help keep the chill away for a long
day out at the races or a day to evening wedding.
Left - Pleated Peach Pink Party Dress £120/€192 - Modern Romance
SS12 Collection at kaliko.co.uk.
Right - Miss Selfridge SS12 Ivory Corded Lace & Peach Pleated
Pastel Pink Nude Tone Blouses/Tops
The Miss Selfridge dress above has the look of separates. Women
with disproportionate bust to hips often prefer tops and bottoms
to dresses. There are many pastel nude and soft pink blouses
available from soft flowing romantic blouses to more structured
buttoned up shirt styles.
Left - Contrast Edge Blouse Top In Nude - £15.99 - Pilot
Clothing - Stockist - pilotfashion.com.
Centre - Dunnes Stores 2012 - Nude Pink Blouse.
Right - Pockets Boxy Blouse Top in Nude - £13.99 Pilot.
This year prints cover almost every possibility for surface
decoration. A veritable kaleidoscope of pattern not seen
with such vibrancy since the sixties has exploded into life. We
have large tropical flowers, English country garden
flowers, floral border prints, tribal prints, ikat prints, spots
In addition, traditional silk scarf patterns which
include paisley motifs and equestrian imagery are all being
used. So many of these fashion pieces use the soft colours we
associate with nude tones from fleshy peach pink to cafe au lait.
Left - Animal Print Soft Focus Maxi Dress €55/£50 - A|wear
Stockist Number: 00 353 1 4724900.
Centre - Miss Selfridge SS12 Summer Pastel Maxi Dress -
Right - Missguided Scarf Print Dress - Spring Summer 2012 -
Exotic Silk Scarf Print Patterns - The horse emblem, paisley and leather hardware imagery was used on many pieces of clothing and
accessories and fitted perfectly with the history of Gucci in
its 90th year. It looks especially good in scarf print blouses.
Now you can find scarf prints across the whole spectrum of
garments including dresses and pyjama styled trousers.
The high street has their version of silk foulard styles.
This dress above right uses lovely soft flesh peach colours with blue.
These scarf prints make use of the borders associated with silk
scarf prints and they are incorporated into the garment design
Easy Peachy Print Dresses
For 2012 choose from tribal,
spotted and striped prints. Massive botanical flowers and border
prints hit the right note and animal prints just go on and on
reinventing the pattern and colouration.
Left - Oasis - Peach Print Pleat Wrap Dress.
Right - SS12 Twiggy For M & S Woman - Peach/Grey Gathered Daisy
To round up nude colours you might need to add a top layer
such as a parka or Mac. The soft nude pinks and cafe tones make for subtle blend in
colours that are very suitable for parkas and rainwear.
Left - Viyella SS2012 - Glam Pastel Pink Parka
Jacket £149, Lemon Woven Trim Polo £55. Stockist Number:
Women's: 01845 573 120 - Viyella.co.uk.
Centre - SS12 Trackstar Limited Collection
Cocoa Pink Parka £65 - Marks & Spencer.
Right - Betty Barclay Parka Coat Jacket ₤260/IRL€275.
Betty Barclay Spring Summer 2012 Stockist Number: 020 7411 0322.
With its long styling and pastel pink colour,
this Betty Barclay coat is simply a must-have. The large
dark-coloured buttons are eye-catching and make the jacket look
Summary - Top 2012 Spring Summer Fashion Trends
Fashion Looks - The strongest fashion trend stories for Spring & Summer 2012
include Pretty Pastels, Peplums, 60s A-line Silhouettes, 1920's
Jazz Age Retro, Red to Tangerine Peach and Nude Tones, Perfect Pleats, Leather
& Lace, Sporty Styling, Summer Body Reveal - Midriff Hi Tops & Shorts.
This is all shown on the main
fashion trends page.
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