17 cream shoes for bridesmaids and brides (that we don't call NUDE!)

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Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Totally NOT nude. Pleather Cutout Kimmy T-Strap Heels

We got a question from a bridesmaid named Sarah about finding nude shoes to go with lavender dresses and if could we do a roundup of ideas to solve this dilemma. Naturalmente! However, we interrupt this shoe post with a PSA aimed at clothing companies:

"Nude" and "flesh-tone" are super popular color names for shoes, bras, panties, hell, even adhesive bandages! It's no surprise that we're seeing it so often. They're not Sarah's fault, they're eeeeeerywhere. And they're also racist, and even Merriam-Webster has expanded their definition of "nude" as a color. So before we discuss the issue of what shoes Sarah might wear, let's get down to brass tacks. These are cream shoes for bridesmaids or maybe beige shoes, but definitely not nude shoes. Unless you're going barefoot, in which case that is actually a nude shoe.

Thanks, Sarah, for the great post idea AND the great reason to talk about the issues for a hot minute. Oh, and my pick for matching a lavender dress would be a pinkier/cooler toned cream. I've included some in this list.

Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
River Island Velvet Barely There Heels
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Miss Selfridge Ruffle Heeled Sandal
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Calvin Klein Ghita
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Naturalizer Michelle
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Vivienne Westwood For Melissa Nude Matte Orb Space Love Flat Shoes
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Touch Ups Shyla
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
ASOS FIONA Tie Leg Sandals
Cream shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
ASOS PORTER Ruffle Heels
Beige shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Jessica Simpson Footwear Women Sampson Wedge Pump
Beige shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Faith Clara Strappy Heeled Shoes
Beige shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Sandgrens leather clogs
Beige shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Bettie Page Women's Dress Pump
Beige shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Callisto of California Rian

Our cheekier answer to nude shoes:

Brown shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
ASOS PERU Pointed High Heels
Brown shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
Riverberry Women's Nora Pointed Toe Slip On D'Orsay Pump Heels
Brown shoes for bridesmaids (that we don't call NUDE!)
MERUMOTE Women's Pointed Toe High Heels Dress Pump

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  1. I'm glad you included your "cheekier answer to nude shoes", because as I was scrolling through (as one half of a biracial couple), I was thinking, "Wouldn't a mixed-race bridal party with all different, legit shades of "nude" shoes be hawt?" Thank you, OBB!

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  2. Hope Sarah finds something she likes. I'm a fan of the Miss Selfridge and Bettie Page myself.

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