Champagne, or pale nudes, is widely considered to be a classic and complex color choice. While this is undoubtedly true, it is a yellowish base and lacks the power of color, means that most complexions look at best washed out when wearing this shade. Pale complexion and brown hair come alive in a bright red or royal blue, and will unfortunately not see their best in this shadow.
Try to find a nude with silver or beaded mixed in it. A flat nude drains most of the skin, but when mixed with silver or gold, it will have more elevators and actually illuminate the complexion.
Blush or naked pink is more beautiful than champagne. This hue does not have the same yellow hue and can therefore be worn by the olive-colored skin tone or a lighter pinker type. Otherwise, the darker end of the naked spectrum can also be more beautified.
Get the spray. While the pale and interesting will look great with some colors, it just does not work with nudity. If you do not have all the American Cheerleader Coloring, then you will need to fake it for the night!
Make sure your makeup complements and compliments the color of your dress. A bold red lipstick or smoky eyes can really help combat the lack of color in the clothes that make you shine.
Do not forget your nails. Again, the popular colors on the hands and feet will give your overall look more energetic.
Invest in good design and cutting. Although you can not always tell the difference between a more or less expensive little black dress, the same is not true nude style. Beadwork and cutting will be more evident in this color, so you may want to invest a little extra to achieve the complex look you are pursuing.