The Only Time Naked is Boring

SJP in the "Naked Dress"

“It’s a scientific fact that if you say ‘naked’ three or more times, to any man, he has to cross his legs.” – Sally Harper, Coupling.  Miss Carrie Bradshaw introduced the “naked dress” during the first season of Sex and the City in 1998.  It became iconic as her profile pic for her column, and as the dress she wore on her and Mr. Big’s first date.  While Sarah Jessica looked quite sultry in her nude mini, we here at TheSkinnyStiletto believe when it comes to formal wear, isn’t naked kind of… well, boring?  Nude served SJP as sexy and hip, and it can elongate even the shortest of legs when worn correctly in a stiletto, but when Hollywood’s fairest beauties select it for the red carpet, they look very washed-out.  Yet, over the last two years many fashion critics have been giving these women accolades for selecting the perfect hue for their skintones – TheSkinnyStiletto disagrees.  While we absolutely adore these modern-day Snow Whites, we think their beautiful faces, bodies and hair would stand out much more if they chose soft pink or peach gowns.  These couture frocks also lose their gorgeous detailing when worn by creatures blessed with the same ivory-coloring as their material.  So ladies, we ask you – no, beg you! – save naked for date night.

Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab @ 2011 Golden Globes

Nicole Kidman in Prada @ 2011 Golden Globes

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab @ the 2010 Oscars

Anne Hathaway in Valentino @ 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala

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