If Kate Middleton (sorry, The Duchess of Cambridge) wears it, it’s going to be a sell-out success right? Most of the time, yes, but we can’t help but think that K-Middy has had a helping hand in annihilating the reputation of The Nude Shoe. Sources show that Mr & Mrs Cambridge definitely aren’t on the breadline, but looking at images of K-Mid, you could be forgiven for thinking that she only owns one pair of shoes.

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Thing is, nude shoes – and courts in particular – are actually a fairly brilliant invention. They go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe, they’re chic and understated and best of all, they make your legs look longer and slimmer. Now unless you’re Erin O’Connor or similarly supermodel-sized, who doesn’t want that? So how to reclaim the nude shoe? Here’s how – with some slick, fashion-forward accents and contemporary shapes that make nude heels more modern, less mumsy. Tan tights strictly optional…

topshop nude mules

Topshop Pagoda Premium Mules.

Gianvito Rossi Plexi Suede and PVC Colour-Block Pumps

Gianvito Rossi Plexi Suede and PVC Colour-Block Pumps.

Lana Nude Geometric Calf-Leather Pump

Lana Nude Geometric Calf-Leather Pump.

Rupert Sanderson Suede Pumps

Rupert Sanderson Suede Pumps.

Whistles Tila Mules

Whistles Tila Mules.

Stuart Weitzman Nexus Sandals

Stuart Weitzman Nexus Sandals.

Carvela Kurt Geiger Aztec Courts

Carvela Kurt Geiger Aztec Courts.

Christian Louboutin Degraspike Heels

Christian Louboutin Degraspike Heels.

Office Parisian Lace Up Ghillie Sandal

Office Parisian Lace Up Ghillie Sandal.

Chloé Wedge leather pumps

Chloé Wedge Leather Pumps.

Nicholas Kirkwood Petal Point-Toe Leather Pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood Petal Point-Toe Leather Pumps.

Paul Andrew Nude Patent Leather Kimura Heels

Paul Andrew Nude Patent Leather Kimura Heels.

Topshop React Block Sandals

Topshop React Block Sandals.

KG Kurt Geiger Harlow Heels

KG Kurt Geiger Harlow Heels.

Office Primrose Strappy Point Sandals

Office Primrose Strappy Point Sandals.