Back to basics

SS11 has seen a number of feminine trends emerge, each as ladylike as the next. Florals, lace and pretty pastels are all big news, as are nude tones.

Take your summer look back to basics with nude tones which are perfect for the season. Varying from pale peach to dusky pinks, these complementary skin tones have never looked so chic!

Purveyors of ladylike, Chloe, were of course hot on the trend, with models in midi skirts and sleek haired combos for a smart, almost aggressive take on the trend. Silvery, translucent skirts covered shorter cover ups underneath and the look was finished with ribbon belts and pale ballet flats. White is also a part of this palette, and the same shapes were replicated in crisp white at Chloe.

At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer also embraced these pale nude tones. Soft pale sandy shapes paired with monochrome angular shapes were also seen matched with black heels and relaxed beauty basics. This combination of casual style and skin tone chic echoed Chloe’s feminine offering.

John Rocha offered a more dressy take on nude tones, with a Chanel inspired two piece in tweed neutral tones. Models had minimal make up, but loose hair gave volume to the shapes, which also included a full length silk and chiffon gown in barely there colour.

For easy chic this summer get on board with these classic neutrals – they work just as well with pale skin or a summer glow. Pair with gold accessories and monochrome to nail the trend.

John Rocha SS11 (Photo by The Style PA/Flickr Creative Commons)

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