Would You Wear… a Nude Bodysuit?

This is a polarizing one.

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Nude bodysuit trend (left-to-right): a long sleeve mock turtleneck sequin bodysuit from ASOS, a deep V-neck laceup tank top style bodysuit from Nordstrom Rack, and a long sleeve crew neck bodysuit from Forever 21 shown with a motorcycle jacket.
Product Information: ASOS, Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21

We all have Kim Kardashian to thank for this trend. Nude is apparently her favorite color, as she is constantly wearing skin tight looks in shades that mimic her skin tone. The highly popular nude bodysuit is ultra minimal and fashion-forward.

When paired with boyfriend denim, a nude bodysuit can be a casual style. When dressed up with sleek (faux) leather pants and sky high heels, this look would be great for a night out with the girls. 

Note: There’s definitely a wide range of colors that can be considered “nude”. The beige and taupe bodysuits seen here are only “nude” for those with fair to medium skin tones — for those with darker skin, nude would of course mean brown or tan. Why “nude” is so often used to describe beige exclusively is beyond us.

Nude Bodysuit Trend (left-to-right): a basic cotton tank top style bodysuit from Love Culture, a simple bodysuit from American Apparel, and a plunging lace-up ribbed bodysuit from Tobi.
Product Information: Love Culture, American Apparel, Tobi

Are you on the fence about this one? 

Hate it? Or do you love it? Let us know if you’d wear it by leaving a comment below! 

2 thoughts on “Would You Wear… a Nude Bodysuit?”

  1. “Why ‘nude’ is so often used to describe beige exclusively is beyond us.” … I think it’s obvious it’s because light skin is generally considered the standard in our society?? Wording it like you don’t know why doesn’t do anyone any favors.

    • Sorry, should have worded it better. Obviously that’s the overarching reason — so many people think of white skin as “default” and it’s ridiculous. We meant it in a fashion/business sense.

      Personally, I don’t know why more companies, being aware that so many skin tones exist and of the many discussions on this — they can’t be ignorant of the controversy surrounding “nude; it’s been going on for years — still call beige “nude”. From a business perspective, it makes no sense. They are literally losing money by continuing to label products this way.


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