You’ve probably seen the “nude” trend on Instagram or the red carpet and wondered how to pull it off without actually baring all. I love the idea of a sexy see-through look, especially when it involves lace detailing, but not everyone (myself included) is up for trying it with just a bra and underwear underneath. I’m excited to tell you: there are other ways to rock the trend without actually going nude under your clothes!

No need to go head-to-toe see-through for this trend – just incorporate one piece of clothing that’s semi-sheer with nude-colored paneling underneath, like this beautiful midi skirt. I love the sexy nude illusion it creates, with just a peek of leg showing through. But it also has nude-colored paneling coverage through the hip and thigh region, so I don’t actually have to bare my backside to the world! It’s just revealing enough to feel daring, but still offers complete coverage in the right places. The silhouette is classic and feminine, making it a trend piece you can use for years to come.

Though the “nude” trend is often worn at night, it’s actually more versatile than you may think. While this is a perfect look for a special event or date night, you could also make this skirt work for everyday by pairing it with a simple button-down tied at the waist, or even a fitted t-shirt and jean jacket with flats. I could even see myself wearing it with a tank top and flip-flops for lunch by the pool! Proof that going “nude” isn’t so bad after all.

The Classy Girl’s Guide to Wearing the Nude Trend via @GirlWithCurves
The Classy Girl’s Guide to Wearing the Nude Trend via @GirlWithCurves
The Classy Girl’s Guide to Wearing the Nude Trend via @GirlWithCurves
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