Or so it may seem.
A key trend for SS2012 is the barely-there neutral - a sharp contrast to (and welcome respite from) the rainbow palette and riotous patterns that will be hard to miss in the months ahead.
Whether you call it champagne, blush or boring old beige, soft skin tones abound for daytime and evening in everything from suede to shimmer to sheer. Use separates to tone down the season's stronger hues, or invest in an "OMG, for a second I thought she was naked!" dress if you dare to go [nearly] bare.
|Kaufmanfranco @ Net-a-Porter|
|D&G @ Net-a-Porter|
|Forever Unique @ Selfridges|
|Michael @ Michael Kors|
|Mugler @ Barneys|
|Bionda Casta @ Browns|
|Miu Miu @ Net-a-Porter|
|Maison Martin Margiela @ Net-a-Porter|
|Nancy Gonzalez @ Browns|
Style File Followers Take Note:
1. Watch your skin tone, especially when it comes to shoes. A pale blush shade might look piggy pink against tanned feet.