Naked is the new black: five nude dresses we’d actually wear

Nude, neutral, call it whatever you like. The naked dress is back (though we’re not sure it ever went away) and here’s five we’d actually wear

A mid length nude dress from & Other Stories

Fluent delivery

We thought we were over asymmetric cuts, but this & Other Stories dress has undone us. At first it looks very modest, but the longer-length back and slight frill gives it just the right amount of drama. Good with sandals or more dressy heels for a dinner out. Just don’t eat beetroot. £65, & Other Stories


Tailor made

This Lavish Alice number is like the dress equivalent of a custom-made suit; sleek, fitted, with sharp detailing. It’s also incredibly sexy, we think. What you can’t see here is the neat plunging back, which meets the detailing at just the right point in the waist. £60, Lavish Alice

A silky nude v neck red dress from ASOS

So silky

It’s always a treat to find a relatively simple piece that makes a rather big impact – especially when the price won’t make your eyes water. This Club L dress is fitted and has a V-neck, but the midi length keeps it on the demure side. Not that we’d mind if it wasn’t. £15, Club L at ASOS

A silky white dress from Maria Steffani

Slip it on

We’re big fans of 1990s slip dresses, especially when they look like something Courtney Love would have worn with a tiara. This 100% silk Maria Steffani version has a subtle all-over pale pink pattern – the added embellishment takes it from underwear to something you’d wear outside. £145, Maria Steffani

A ribbed vest white dress from Topshop

Vested interest

Topshop’s ribbed vest dress is like streetwear-meets-disco. It’s got a silver stripe foil running through it to give a metallic effect, but that’s cool; a bit of a shimmer works on something otherwise so straightforward. We’d get it one size too big and wear it with towering block heels. £29, Topshop

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