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Kate Middleton Proves Nude Nails Are Still Chic

USMagazine, Monday, March 12, 2012, 1:45pm (PDT)

Kate Middleton has proven that in her high-profile position, going for neutrals is the best bet for avoiding style missteps.

In addition to her favorite nude L.K. Bennett pumps, Prince William's wife loves sporting a neutral nail look -- even though the current of-the-moment nail trends include elaborate nail art and eye-popping neons like chartreuse and fuchsia.

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On March 8 in Leicester, England, the Duchess, whose manicure is usually one with a glossy clear polish, chose a sheer pink color to complement her teal dress with a peplum waist.

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Back in September, Kate Winslet's manicurist, Deborah Lippmann, explained to Us Weekly that most stars opt for neutral nail lacquer hues like peach, beige and light pink so they don't clash with their red carpet ensembles.

"Nails have to coordinate with what the celebrity is wearing and often times they don't know until the day of or as close as an hour before they leave their house or hotel," the celebrity nail pro told Us.

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If you want to copy the stylish royal's polished look, try Essie's A Crewed Interest, a pearlescent peach ($8, essie.com) or Deborah Lippmann's Tiny Dancer, a sheer light pink ($16, deborahlippmann.com).

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