But what if those so-called "nude" heels don't actually match your skin tone?
Enter Christian Louboutin's ‘Les Nudes’ range, offering up five different shades of skin-coloured heels (with signature red soles, of course), ranging from pale ivory to deep bronze.
"They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette," said designer Christian on the new shoes.
"The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing," he added.
Not sure which colour is yours? Try the Louboutin Shades App, which allows users to upload a photograph of their foot and match their skin tone to the appropriate shade.
Do you have a pair of nude heels in your closet?