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Style tip: Nude heels can give you the illusion of long legs

People often aim to look taller and slimmer both in person and pictures. Thus, the reason why people prefer to wear black instead of white, or vertical stripes instead of horizontal ones. Same goes for footwear, where you’ll look taller and have better walking posture in heels compared to flats.

Putting on a pair of heels does the job but nude-coloured ones, however, elevate an illusion of longer-looking limbs. It could be because the shade gives no visual break from the legs, unlike other coloured heels that have a high contrast against your skin tone. Nude heels create a streamlined effect, thus the illusion of longer looking legs.

Nudes are also as timeless as black — easy to match and suitable for any occasion. While the only downfall of these nude heels that they are limited in shades but that is quickly resolved with brands like Christian Louboutin, who expanded their nudes collection last year.

Nevertheless, nude is indeed a neutral tone that will look great on any skin tone. Put them on and see how you’ll get legs for days in an instant.

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Jimmy Choo's Lucy 100 embellished pumps

The design takes on a modern version of the Dorsay, with ivory white and sequin embroidered details throughout the heel. The shoes also feature an asymmetric cut-out border that accentuates the shape of the foot, finished with a delicate side buckle ankle strap.

Jimmy Choo Lucy 100 embellished pumps, RM5,400 (approx. conversion)


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Christian Louboutin's Blade Runana

An edgier version of their ‘Suzana’ design, this pair features an open-toe silhouette and the same powerful ankle cuff. The heel is 100mm high, the perfect height to conquer the day with style and grace.

Christian Louboutin Blade Runana, RM4,500

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Saint Laurent's Jane 105 sandals

A thin-strapped heel like this is always a classic. This pair from Saint Laurent is expertly crafted in Italy, using high-shine patent leather in a feminine nude pink shade.  The brand is embossed on the insole, with side buckle fastening a suspended square high heel.

Saint Laurent Jane 105 sandals, RM3,300

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Sergio Rossi's mermaid boxer boots

If classy, mild-looking heels are not on top of your list, then this mermaid boots definitely match your interest. The boots goes up to your knees, with laser cut design that resembles mermaid-like pattern. It also features a rear zip fastening, peep toe, and front woven tie fastening.

Sergio Rossi mermaid boxer boots, RM9,00 (approx. conversion)

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Fendi's studded platform sandals

The floral and pearl embellishments add on a fun element to the design, great for those who want a modern yet unique pair to match. These sandals feature an open toe, branded insole, and slingback ankle strap with fastening.

Fendi studded platform sandals, RM5,300 (approx. conversion)

Style tip: Nude heels can give you the illusion of long legs

Jolin Lee


Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.

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